This brings us back to when we first got smitten with rock music so long ago.
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A crown-jewel Steely Dan outtake from around the ‘Gaucho’ recording sessions.
S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams
Here are the seven best albums outside of realm of jazz so far in 2014. So says me.
“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
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.’