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.
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Catchy, but ultimately a bit less compelling than other ‘Gaucho’ outtakes.
Another unfinished diamond in the rough that evokes a feeling of what could have been.
A crown-jewel Steely Dan outtake from around the ‘Gaucho’ recording sessions.
“Kulee Baba,” when Steely Dan goes global. Ahhh, the CD. Those plastic discs of music we used before iTunes. With a noise reduction system Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were crying for when (mis)mastering Katy Lied. Seventy minutes worth and no static at all. CDs arrived commercially in the Fall of ’82, and quickly became the medium of audio-blaring choice.Read More
I wonder what Ornette thinks of this stuff?
Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”
Each song on ‘Offramp’ is so different from the next, and yet it all hangs together.
This song has become The Anthem at live shows.
I had a guitar player friend who, when the topic of Pat Metheny came up, would say that he bought a copy of Offramp when it first came out, but didn’t like it all that much because he could never figure out when Metheny was playing the guitar.