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Steely Dan Sunday, “Miss Marlene” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Miss Marlene” (2012)

In praise of a song about bowling – yes, about bowling – from Donald Fagen’s ‘Sunken Condos.’

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Out Of The Ghetto” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Out Of The Ghetto” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“The New Breed”) ||| ONWARD (“Miss Marlene”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “You’re a foxy lady. Your mama has a beautiful child. You’re built like a brick house and that’s no lie.” Wait a minute, did Donald Fagen sing that? Fagen is no stranger to funky songs as already demonstrated by “Slinky Thing” and Fagen hasRead More

Steely Dan Sunday, “The New Breed” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The New Breed” (2012)

On first listen, “The New Breed” seems deceptively simple.

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck, “Why Give It Away” from Yosogai (2014)

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck, “Why Give It Away” from Yosogai (2014)

The first thing that grabs ya’ about this new Jeff Beck tune is the gigantic groove Beck establishes from the get-go, and a soaring lead that brings this too-brief three minute funk-rock excursion to its end.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Memorabilia” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Memorabilia” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) |||

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slinky Thing” (2012)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slinky Thing” (2012)

<<< BACKWARD (“Three Picture Deal”) ||| ONWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Walter Becker’s Circus Money was released in 2008. Though there hasn’t been a Steely Dan album since 2003’s Everything Must Go, the eleven years since have proven to be the most active period in Steely Dan history

Steely Dan Sunday, “Three Picture Deal” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Three Picture Deal” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“God’s Eye View”) ||| ONWARD (“Slinky Thing”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Is it fantasy, twisted reality or just plan good story telling? Whatever it is, Walter Becker’s second solo album goes out on a strong note.

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

They’re objects of music chart intrigue: those left field hits, songs that aren’t really typical of the bands who recorded them and become hits, anyway.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Darkling Down” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Darkling Down” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Somebody’s Saturday Night”) ||| ONWARD (“God’s Eye View”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I recall hearing an interview with Al Stewart of “Time Passages” fame who mentioned that the reason his songs are so lyrically lush (i.e. wordy) is because he believes it’s better to write songs with verses composed of many words and using wordsRead More