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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Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’ was issued 34 years ago today. Getting it to the point of release was no easy task.
< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Green Flower Street” always reminds me of the similarly titled “Green Dolphin Street,” a song from the 1947 Lana Turner movie of the same name that Miles Davis turned in into a jazz standard when he first recorded it in the late 50s.
Found in the bargain bins at the now-defunct Borders Books some years ago, this Risky Business disc bears the subtitle “Make Out Music From The Psychedelic Era,” which is partially appropriate.
< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** No movie where Steely Dan was commissioned to contribute a song for that movie’s soundtrack ever did well, not You’ve Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You’ll Lose That Beat, not FM, and not even a movie directed by the great John Huston, Phobia.
A new multi-artist American tour thrillingly combines rock and blues — in fact, it’s right there in the name — with appearances by Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter, among others.
< >> *** 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.
by Beverly Paterson She was a tramp, lived on the wrong side of the tracks, and everybody put her down. But the boy loved her anyway. That was the soap opera behind “Hang On Sloopy,” a plucky little pop rock nugget by the McCoys
Winter on his biggest successes, biggest regrets – and why he always gets in a fight in Dallas.
> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Blues-rock guitarslinger Rick Derringer is probably best known for his 1974 hit “Rock ‘N Roll Hootchie Koo,” a boogie rock anthem that still gets me fired up today. Before that, he was in Edgar Winter’s White Trash band and produced Winter’s hit album They Only Come Out At Night in 1972. Somewhere inRead More