This month, Steely Dan’s ‘Katy Lied’ turned 40 years old. Here are some reasons why it’s good enough to overcome an infamous mixing fiasco.
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S. Victor Aaron picks five standout Steely Dan ballads.
We humbly offer up suggested songs for a new Steely Dan album, culled from outtakes, live-only songs and one famous erasure.
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.
Hard to believe that more than fifteen months ago I embarked on a long-term project reviewing Steely Dan, track-by-track, in the same order within the albums, and chronological order amongst the albums.
< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan paid homage to Duke Ellington back on Pretzel Logic with the only cover song on a SD album, and less explictily so again with the closing track on Katy Lied, “Throw Back The Little Ones.”
*** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** < >> On occasion, Becker and Fagen would bring in one of their heroes to the studio to make a guest appearance on a track. We noted previously that Ray Brown contributed his acoustic bass to “Razor Boy”
< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Though those days were numbered by the time of Katy Lied, Steely Dan liked the occasional break on their records from the ceberal arty jazz-rock of their preference and just jam out with some simpler, blues-based ditty.
< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan is famously known for performing rock with a heaping dose of jazz elements, but those songs would rarely swing, as jazz does. Here’s a notable exception.