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Becker & Fagen are gods!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Sep 20, 2003.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I just got back from the Steely Dan concert, and honestly, the lads ripped the roof off of the dump!!! Tom Barney is an incredible bassist! He snuck in a few slap lines into the the set, especially on "Lunch With Gina". One of the greatest concerts ever! That band is beyond solid, and the drum solo on "Josie" killed!
     
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    You are correct,sir!

    Is Keith Carlock on drums? I think he did the EMG album. Looks a little like Andy Dick.
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yeah, he was on drums. Man, that guy is sick! Amazing drummer! Also, Walter Becker singing lead on "Haitian Divorce" threw me for a loop!
     
  4. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Woodchuck, I see you injoyed, did you get to meet him?
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I didn't get to. Email being sent.
     
  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Walter lives out here and they are finishing their tour here in a couple weeks.....I'm stoked!
    Tom Barney is also their musical director:bassist:
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I took my wife and son to see them last month at the Nissan Pavillion. Amazing show. That's probably the one gig I'd quit my job for.

    Actually brought a turntable up from the basement and played all of the albums she hadn't heard before (didn't realize I had 5 copies of Aja;), then she went to the cd store next to Atomic and picked up all of the cds we didn't already have. Steely Dan has been in heavy rotation in the cars:D
     
  8. blink 182 has a song named "Josie"

    I like it.

    I named my bass after it.
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Slim Whitman's version of "Peg" is too tight. Also check out Leonard Nimoy's reading of "Razor Boy".

    I named my watch "Seiko"... you know, after Aja.
     
  10. Slim Whitman was the guy with the one song from the House of a 1,000 corpses movie,directed by Rob Zombie...it was the part when the cops open the shed and theres this chick being hung all bloody and stuff...it's a good scene:)
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Slim's a good man. He's no Zamphyr but he's okay.
     
  12. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Zamphyr, master of the pan flute... :D
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "He has sold more records than Elvis and the Beatles combined!"
     
  14. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    If I were to go and buy a Steely Dan album, what would be the quintessential record that a possible fan should buy?
     
  15. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    All of them.

    Or any of them.

    But if it must be one....Aja.
     
  16. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It doesn't matter. You'll end up buying them all eventually!
     
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Too true:D

    If you don't, you'll be missing out... and you'll know it. That knowledge will gnaw at you like... like a lab rat after that fifteenth beaker of Vanilla Coke.

    While Steely Dan has had it's share of hits it's the rest of the cuts on their albums and cds that really contain the gold IMO.

    Imagine all of the fun to be had trying to figure out what the %$#&^ they're talking about.

    Plus the early stuff is very cool, the later (than the really early stuff;)) stuff has some of the best hired guns in the business projects and it still sounds like SD. Pick up the Fagen solo projects too.
     
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I think Aja for the music/playing and Pretzel Logic for the words/songwriting..with Royal Scam close behind - but they are all great. Although Katy Lied has a weird atmosphere and I woudn't recommend it as a first.
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Just wanted to say that Katy Lied is one of my (if not the) favorite SD albums. Here's the playlist:

    Black Friday
    Bad Sneakers
    Rose Darling
    Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No...
    Doctor Wu
    Everyone's Gone to the Movies
    Your Gold Teeth II
    Chain Lightning
    Any World (That I'm Welcome To)
    Throw Back the Little Ones


    Truly not a weak song in the bunch IMO, early signature Michael McDonald backing vocals (before he ran that into the ground ;)), lots of great hooks, excellent playing. As much as I love Aja, I like this more.
     
  20. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'm a Gaucho man, myself. That's my fave!