It started one day when I heard those late summer bugs. The ones that have that continual reedy sound...like crickets but more sustained. Then I heard that song..."The Royal Scam", and there's that reedy sounding keyboard throughout the song. So I go get a Steely Dan collection, being too cheap to buy the whole catalogue. None feature "The Royal Scam" so for another $1.00 I get the album on vinyl. (I'll buy that for a Dollar!) I musta heard all of these songs a kazillion times when Steely Dan was "gold" on the radio and yet it struck me (only now it seems) how well crafted these recordings are...So well played, entirely POP, with sophistication. (I reminisce...) I don't even know who the musicians are, but they're good. Thoughts anyone?