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Old 09-03-17, 02:08 PM
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Reelin' in the years...

RIP Walter Becker

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Old 09-03-17, 02:20 PM
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Listening to my SD albums now... sad
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Well crap. SD has been my fav for decades.

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Sad news for sure, I've also been a big fan since the 70's.
This concert is from May 27, 2017, Walter was not looking his best, but still on stage and enjoying it. He gave us a lot, it will live on.

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Bass goodness
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Two of the most intelligent and abrasive rock musicians we will ever see. Also the only group for which I have all of their albums.

They were consummate perfectionists, their music is played by countless head audio engineers when they are setting up a system in a new venue, as SD payed very close attention to the balance of all the instruments in a song. The running joke in the concert business was the SD engineers played The Eagles.

Just a real loss,

RIP Walter, you are missed.
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Some of my best college memories are connected to certain "activities" while listening to SD.

RIP...a part of my past is now gone.
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There are just a handful of songs that I remember very clearly the first time I heard them. LZ's Comm***cation Breakdown, Allman Bros. Whipping Post and SD's Katy Lied are three that come to mind. After that Pretzel Logic was a musical milestone for me. The album Aja marked the beginning of my "adult" life in many ways. Becker and ***en were a team, to me, right up there with Lennon and McCarthy.

If Life is defined in part by regrets, a big regret for me is never having seen Steely Dan play live.

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Hadn't heard such great musicians
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
If Life is defined in part by regrets, a big regret for me is never having seen Steely Dan play live.
Same here. I am really kicking myself for not making more of an effort to catch them on one of their recent tours.
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the only 'steely dan III from yokohama" album i was around to hear when it first came out....

but enjoyed discovering my mother's collection of their albums
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
https://youtu.be/QheQ76S9Je0



but enjoyed discovering my mother's collection of their albums
https://youtu.be/JzrDs_Vaho4
Aja blew me off my feet in 1977 when it came along. When I heard Deacon Blues I immediately reached for my best headphones, it was a marvel of rich perfection.
Enjoy this interview on the making of this extraordinary song from an extraordinary album.

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Steely Dan was part of my album line up in the past, my first taste of their music was on AM radio, with Reelin' in the Years, and this song:




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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
There are just a handful of songs that I remember very clearly the first time I heard them. LZ's Comm***cation Breakdown, Allman Bros. Whipping Post and SD's Katy Lied are three that come to mind. After that Pretzel Logic was a musical milestone for me. The album Aja marked the beginning of my "adult" life in many ways. Becker and ***en were a team, to me, right up there with Lennon and McCarthy.

If Life is defined in part by regrets, a big regret for me is never having seen Steely Dan play live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxknEhmqObY
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I see grief has rendered you incoherent...
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Nope, just another microsoft update that kept the laptop from working!
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
There are just a handful of songs that I remember very clearly the first time I heard them. LZ's Comm***cation Breakdown, Allman Bros. Whipping Post and SD's Katy Lied are three that come to mind. After that Pretzel Logic was a musical milestone for me. The album Aja marked the beginning of my "adult" life in many ways. Becker and ***en were a team, to me, right up there with Lennon and McCarthy.

If Life is defined in part by regrets, a big regret for me is never having seen Steely Dan play live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxknEhmqObY
I saw Steely Dan a few years ago and that caught me up on seeing the acts I liked in college but hadn't seen yet. I figured that with the other bands I missed out of seeing some of the original members that weren't with us anymore, but wouldn't have the same problem with these guys as Becker and ***an used studio musicians to fill out the band.

I found out about this band before I found out about Burroughs, and once I realized the namesake of the band I liked them even more. I was annoyed to find I didn't have any of their music on my ipod after hearing the mention of My Old School on Sound Opinions Friday night, now I've got another reason to listen to them all over again. And it's time for another attempt at making it through Naked Lunch again.
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Nope, just another microsoft update that kept the laptop from working!
You hard-hearted bastard!
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I'm surprised yoiu guys think I'm as coherent as I am!
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I saw Steely Dan a few years ago and that caught me up on seeing the acts I liked in college but hadn't seen yet. I figured that with the other bands I missed out of seeing some of the original members that weren't with us anymore, but wouldn't have the same problem with these guys as Becker and ***an used studio musicians to fill out the band.

I found out about this band before I found out about Burroughs, and once I realized the namesake of the band I liked them even more. I was annoyed to find I didn't have any of their music on my ipod after hearing the mention of My Old School on Sound Opinions Friday night, now I've got another reason to listen to them all over again. And it's time for another attempt at
making it through Naked Lunch again.
Ooh! I found an excellent audiobook version by Blackstone audio. A reading from a restored text that was really well done.
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Thanks, I'll have to look for that.
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So sad, all the old school peeps are dying off.
Here's a N.Y.Times article about his death. S.D. was a favorite.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/a...n.html?mcubz=1
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seems relevant to n+1 of all persuasions https://www.steelydan.com/gas.html
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Also the only group for which I have all of their albums.
I have their entire catalogue as well. I also have a CD of stuff from them that pre-dates "Can't Buy a Thrill". "She's got a soul ram so well planned."
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I have their entire catalogue as well. I also have a CD of stuff from them that pre-dates "Can't Buy a Thrill". "She's got a soul ram so well planned."
I've been listening all day. Can't for the life of me remember how it was I ended up with Here at the Western World on a cassette. Cannot recall what album it came from. I recall discussing with a buddy as to whether it was a song not added to Katy Lied. I guess we were into SD. I've been watching some YouTube's as well. Pretty talented guys.
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