Favorite Steely Dan tunes?

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  1. bassbrad

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    With the recent Donald Fagen release "Sunken Condos" that has quite a few tunes I like - I have been spinning lots of other Fagen & Steely Dan tunes. I noticed my favorite tunes lean more to the Apocalyptic, Sci Fi, crime and chick themed tunes. Today's list was:

    Green Flower Street
    Goodbye Look
    H Gang
    Security Joan
    Jack Of Speed
    Green Book
    Pixeleen
    Godwhacker
    Razor Boy
    Your gold Teeth
    King Of The World
    Chain Lightning
    Sign in Stranger
    The Fez
    Green Earrings
    The Royal Scam
    Aja
    Peg

    Needless to say SD is one of my favorite bands, even my 79 yo Dad dig's the Dan, took him a copy of Sunken Condos for the holidays.
  2. joebar

    joebar Supporting Member

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    aja,green earrings
  3. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

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    Black Cow, Deacon Blues, Hey Nineteen, Do It Again, Rikki Don't Lose That Number
  4. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

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    Wow, where do you start? I do like Cousin Dupree out of the semi recent stuff though.
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  6. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

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  7. InQuiet

    InQuiet Supporting Member

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    Night By Night, Any Major Dude Will Tell You, Any World, Bad Sneakers......... and so many others :)
  8. Redhotbassist

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    Josie! ..and Babylon Sisters are my two fav's!
  9. Ricnroll

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  10. SteveC

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    Tough to choose.

    Peg
    Josie
    Dr. Wu
    Reelin in the years

    To hard to do...
  11. joebar

    joebar Supporting Member

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    so many...
    i love the dan
    babylon sisters is a musical tour de force
  12. InQuiet

    InQuiet Supporting Member

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    H Gang from Donald Fagen's - Morph The Cat, a few years back is an excellent recording :)
  13. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Hey Nineteen
    Time Out Of Mind
    Pretty much all of Aja and The Royal Scam
  14. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    Oh Man - there are so many great songs - it is impossible. I am fond of
    The GoodBye Look
    Kid Charlemagne
    Aja
    Dirty Work

    But some of the new stuff, like Snowbound and Things I miss the Most keep going through my head.

    And West of Hollywood with that incredible sax solo? Holy S**t! And what is that diabolical chord progression anyway?

    Just BTW - I was very fortunate once when I visited my friend's studio many years ago and found someone else in there mixing, to my surprise. They said I was welcome to stay and and I sat quietly while they finished the last song, and it became apparent after a while that they were Steely Dan!! I'm glad I was sitting down. Then, Roger Nichols cut up and rearranged the master tape and ran it there in the control room, and I was the first non-band person to hear Pretzel Logic. Floored me.
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    joebar Supporting Member

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    awesome story man
  16. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    the entire AJA record.
  17. cloverkeys

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    Kid Charlemagne!!!
  18. joebar

    joebar Supporting Member

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    this
  19. tonybassman

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    Unanswerable question is unanswerable!

    While you ponder:
  20. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

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    I think it was Reelin In The Years that really put this band on the map. I think it made top 40 pop back in '73...

    Always liked Steely Dan. Unlike many other band of the era, they sounded pretty much the same live as they did on their studio releases.

    edit: Actually, it was "Do It Again" (1972) that put them on the map. But im stickin' with Reelin as my favourite.
  21. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

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    They are all good, but if I have to pick a few they would be

    1. I got the news
    2. FM
    3. My old school
    4. Pretzel logic
    5. Don't take me alive

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