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A Decade of Steely Dan (Remastered), Steely Dan

Steely Dan

April 21st, 1985

Formed:
1972 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

Steely Dan
Steely Dan
FM Gold
FM Gold
1973
1973





Steely Dan

Biography

Most rock & roll bands are a tightly wound unit that developed their music through years of playing in garages and clubs around their hometown. Steely Dan never subscribed to that aesthetic. As the vehicle for the songwriting of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan defied all rock & roll conventions. Becker and Fagen never truly enjoyed rock — with their ironic humor and cryptic lyrics, their eclectic body of work shows some debt to Bob Dylan — preferring jazz, traditional pop, blues, and R&B. Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio. With producer Gary Katz, Becker and Fagen gradually changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring professional musicians to record their compositions. Though the band didn't perform live after 1974, Steely Dan's popularity continued to grow throughout the decade, as their albums became critical favorites and their singles became staples of AOR and pop radio stations. Even after the group disbanded in the early '80s, their records retained a cult following, as proven by the massive success of their unlikely return to the stage in the early '90s.

Top Albums

A Decade of Steely Dan (Remastered), Steely Dan
1. A Decade of ..
Aja, Steely Dan
2. Aja
Can't Buy a Thrill, Steely Dan
3. Can't Buy a ..
The Royal Scam, Steely Dan
4. The Royal Sc..
Gaucho, Steely Dan
5. Gaucho
Pretzel Logic (Reissue), Steely Dan
6. Pretzel Logi..
Katy Lied, Steely Dan
7. Katy Lied
Countdown to Ecstasy, Steely Dan
8. Countdown to..
Citizen Steely Dan 1972-1980, Steely Dan
9. Citizen Stee..
Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980 (Remastered), Steely Dan
10. Showbiz Kids..
Everything Must Go, Steely Dan
11. Everything M..
Two Against Nature, Steely Dan
12. Two Against ..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steely Dan, Steely Dan
13. 20th Century..
Alive In America, Steely Dan
14. Alive In Ame..
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast (Featuring Steely Dan), Marian McPartland
15. Marian McPar..
Old Regime, Steely Dan
16. Old Regime
Found Studio Tracks, Steely Dan
17. Found Studio..
Blues Beach, Steely Dan
18. Blues Beach
Gold (Expanded Edition), Steely Dan
19. Gold (Expand..
The Last Mall, Steely Dan
20. The Last Mal..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Reelin' In the Years Can't Buy a Thrill 4:37 $1.29
2.

Do It Again Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 5:56 $1.29
3.

Hey Nineteen Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 5:07 $0.99
4.

Peg Aja 4:00 $0.99
5.

Rikki Don't Lose that Number Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 4:32 $1.29
6.

Deacon Blues Aja 7:36 $1.29
7.

Dirty Work Can't Buy a Thrill 3:08 $1.29
8.

Black Cow Aja 5:10 $1.29
9.

Josie Aja 4:30 $1.29
10.

My Old School Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 5:48 $1.29
11.

Aja Aja 8:00 $1.29
12.

Reelin' In the Years Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 4:38 $1.29
13.

FM Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 4:50 $1.29
14.

Do It Again Can't Buy a Thrill 5:56 $1.29
15.

Deacon Blues Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 7:34 $1.29
16.

Kid Charlemagne Decade of Steely Dan (Remas.. 4:39 $1.29
17.

Pretzel Logic Pretzel Logic (Reissue) 4:32 $1.29
18.

Any Major Dude Will Tell You Pretzel Logic (Reissue) 3:08 $1.29
19.

Time Out of Mind Gaucho 4:13 $1.29
20.

Do It Again Citizen Steely Dan 1972-198.. 5:56 $1.29
21.

Home at Last Aja 5:35 $1.29
22.

Haitian Divorce Royal Scam 5:51 $1.29
23.

Don't Take Me Alive Royal Scam 4:16 $1.29
24.

Hey Nineteen Gaucho 5:08 $0.99
25.

FM Citizen Steely Dan 1972-198.. 5:05 $1.29

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