Preston Frazier selects a handful of instances where Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker shines.
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Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron select their fave five guitar solos from the band is synonymous with iconic guitar solos.
Our panel of Steely Dan fanatics reminisce about that magic moment when their minds were blown away by the artful brilliance of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.
Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.
Another cut with great promise, only to be shelved along with so many other ‘Katy Lied’ session nuggets. Perhaps not a Top 5 tune lay in the heart of this beast, but a heart that was very much ALIVE.
It’s everything one would expect from a song of the mid-Jurassic period of Steely Dan.
A crystalline peak behind the scenes of Steely Dan’s studio gigs.
With Lennon and Harrison’s untimely passings, this is as close as we’ll ever get again.
At this point, they weren’t quite brilliant yet. But Steely Dan was on its way there.
A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.