“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
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At this point, they weren’t quite brilliant yet. But Steely Dan was on its way there.
While “Planet D ‘Rhonda” may not be as great as “Miss Marlene” and “Good Stuff,” it does end ‘Sunken Condos’ on a strong and convincing musical note.
White’s “old, yet new” vibe again has him brilliantly mixing seemingly unrelated styles.
This time Fagen brings lyrics which are a equal to his stellar arrangements.
Ndegéocello has a complete command of music in its many forms – and the creativity to forge something different.
In praise of a song about bowling – yes, about bowling – from Donald Fagen’s ‘Sunken Condos.’
A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.
I still don’t really know the entire story, and maybe its better that I don’t.
Emotions were running high in anticipation of this last pair of 2014 E Street shows. Tickets for the tiny Mohegan Sun Arena were a tough get. We felt lucky to be in the building.