Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron choose their five favorite songs from frontman Donald Fagen.
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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.
This time Fagen brings lyrics which are a equal to his stellar arrangements.
In praise of a song about bowling – yes, about bowling – from Donald Fagen’s ‘Sunken Condos.’
<<< BACKWARD (“The New Breed”) ||| ONWARD (“Miss Marlene”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “You’re a foxy lady. Your mama has a beautiful child. You’re built like a brick house and that’s no lie.” Wait a minute, did Donald Fagen sing that? Fagen is no stranger to funky songs as already demonstrated by “Slinky Thing” and Fagen hasRead More
On first listen, “The New Breed” seems deceptively simple.
<<< BACKWARD (“Memorabilia”) ||| ONWARD (“The New Breed”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Side two of Donald Fagen’s Sunken Condos, that is if you bought the neat-looking clear vinyl version, starts smartly with the track “Weather In My Head.”
<<< BACKWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) ||| “>ONWARD (“Weather In My Head”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I love most Steely Dan songs. I love most Walter Becker songs. I love a few Donald Fagen songs and dismiss a few of them (actually I dismissed a chunk of the Morph the Cat album).
<<< BACKWARD (“Slinky Thing”) ||| ONWARD (“Memorabilia”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “I’m Not The Same Without You” is a fine leadoff single from Sunken Condos. The song reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 and charted well in Japan in Europe as well.
<<< BACKWARD (“Three Picture Deal”) ||| ONWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Walter Becker’s Circus Money was released in 2008. Though there hasn’t been a Steely Dan album since 2003’s Everything Must Go, the eleven years since have proven to be the most active period in Steely Dan history