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Steely Dan Sunday: Katy Lied turns 40 this month

Steely Dan Sunday: Katy Lied turns 40 this month

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.

Best Steely Dan Ballads: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan Ballads: Steely Dan Sunday

S. Victor Aaron picks five standout Steely Dan ballads.

A new Steely Dan album? Here’s one that would be dandy: Steely Dan Sunday

A new Steely Dan album? Here’s one that would be dandy: Steely Dan Sunday

We humbly offer up suggested songs for a new Steely Dan album, culled from outtakes, live-only songs and one famous erasure.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

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.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mr. Sam” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mr. Sam” (1975, unreleased)

It’s everything one would expect from a song of the mid-Jurassic period of Steely Dan.

Steely Dan Sunday: A compilation of all the main entries

Steely Dan Sunday: A compilation of all the main entries

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, "Throw Back The Little Ones" (1975)

< >> *** 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, "Any World (That I’m Welcome To)" (1975)

*** 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, "Chain Lightning" (1975)

< >> *** 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, "Your Gold Teeth II" (1975)

< >> *** 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.