Do you own Steely Dan - Aja

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by elgecko, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Yes

    169 vote(s)
  2. No

    41 vote(s)
  3. Breaky out the hats and carrots

    3 vote(s)
  1. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Another installment of my "Do You Own [insert album]"? series


    Aja. Released in 1977. Steely Dan's sixth album. Not so much an album by a "band" but by a star studded cast of some of the greatest studio musicians ever assembled. Production wise, about as good an album as is humanly possible. The one that spawned the radio classics Josie and Deacon Blues.

    I have it. I love it. I even named my favorite bass after it...If I had another daughter, I'd seriously consider naming her Aja. Chuck Rainey's work on the album is probably the biggest influence on my playing. As a bass player, if you don't own this album, you should run out and get it!

    EDIT: Here's Aja

  2. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I've had a copy ever since its release. A true masterpiece.
  3. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Not only do I own it on various media formats, I also still have an unopened, sealed copy of it on Vinyl.
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Anyone who doesn't have it should turn in their bass right now.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Same here! Every track kills.
  6. mimaz


    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Absolutely. Vinyl, CD, digital.

  7. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Yep, but I don't care for it very much. If I'm going to listen to Steely Dan, I far prefer their first three albums.
  8. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Oh, yeah!
  9. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    No, but I absolutely love it, and have been meaning to buy it for decades.
  10. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    yes fantastic album.
  11. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Yes, along with all of their other albums...both on vinyl and CD...
  12. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Same here, but that's true of a great many rock bands I can think of.

    0-for however many we're up to by now.
  13. Yup. Vinyl and CD. Just about wore the vinyl out.
  14. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  15. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I have all of their albums, love Aja but for some reason Pretzel Logic is my favorite.
  16. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I saw them on their first reunion tour back in 96 and got to go back stage (met Donald) because my friend runs the stage union in Cinci.
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Along with their "I'm a musician" card.
  18. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Actually, this first reunion tour was in 93'. I opened for them at the Glen Helen Pavilion show...kind of. :ninja:

    It was with a community college jazz band that set up between the bathrooms and played for the people waiting for the lawn area to open. :p
  19. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    One of my favorite albums of all time.
  20. tmw

    tmw Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Delmar, NY
    Vinyl, CD and Cassette:eek:

    That's right, I'm that old.