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Steely Dan

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Postby Juche on Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:42 pm

I knew this one had some life left in it, 55 weeks after it first died.
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Postby kerble on Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:07 am

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Postby Major on Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:46 am

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That...that's fucking hilarious.

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Postby full point on Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:55 am

All this talk of the Dan and no mention of the mu chord? Sheesh......

http://www.jmdl.com/howard/steelydan/mu-major.html

......school's in session.
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Postby DefinitelyNOTtheSWEDE on Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:24 pm

Furthering my inability to actually purchase anything new, i have decided to investigate the dan further...

Two facts that have always stayed with me about these weird fuckers was that "Steely Dan" was the name of a vibrator, and where they got their moniker, and Chevy Chase drummed for them in the early-college days.

If these are untruths, keep yer yaps shut, cause i like it better this way.
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Postby Cranius on Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:47 pm

full point wrote:All this talk of the Dan and no mention of the mu chord? Sheesh......

http://www.jmdl.com/howard/steelydan/mu-major.html

......school's in session.


Clearly the gayest chord ever invented!
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Postby Angus Jung on Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:34 pm

DefinitelyNOTtheSWEDE wrote:"Steely Dan" was the name of a vibrator, and where they got their moniker

Close- Steely Dan got their name from a dildo which makes a brief appearance in William Burroughs' book "Naked Lunch."

Here is the passage from "Naked Lunch" in which Steely Dan appears.

Mary is strapping on a rubber penis. "Steely Dan III from Yokohama," she says, caressing the shaft. Milk spurts across the room.

"Be sure that milk is pasteurized. Don't go giving me some kinda awful cow disease like anthrax or glanders or aftosa...."

"When I was a transvestite Liz in Chi used to work as an exterminator. Make advances to pretty boys for the thrill of being beaten as a man. Later I catch this one kid, overpower him with supersonic judo I learned from an old Lesbian Zen monk. I tie him up, strip off his clothes with a razor and fuck him with Steely Dan I. He is so relieved I don't castrate him literal he come all over my bedbug spray."

"What happen to Steely Dan I?"

"He was torn in two by a bull dike. Most terrific vaginal grip I ever experienced. She could cave in a lead pipe. It was one of her parlor tricks."

"And Steely Dan II?"

"Chewed to bits by a famished candiru in the Upper Baboonasshole. And don't say 'Wheeeeee!' this time."
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Postby glynnisjohns on Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:27 pm

"Turn up the eagles the neighbors are listening".
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Postby matthew on Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:57 pm

I've never cared for Steely Dan's often obscurantist lyrics.....

However, "Pretzel Logic" always stood out to me as Steely Dan's finest record......the playing and the writing on that album were never better. Personally, the guitarring on that album as well as some other stuff they did in the 70's had a big impact on my playing when I was in my teens.

Definitely not crap.
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Postby aaron on Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:15 pm

what's with the gaucho hate? that's the best one! they kept getting slicker and sleazier, and by that point every semblance of humanity had left the building. the hilarious amazon reviews of that album read like "american psycho":

"But their trademark studio professionalism was precisely honed with the addition of even more top-flight studio musicians like Larry Carlton, Joe Sample, Mark Knopfler, and David Sanborn."

"The lazy decadence of the opening track Babylon Sisters is the perfect music to listen to when seated in a convertible, sun shining and cruising the highway. Listen to the fading chorus at the end: that alone took three days!"

katy lied is a close second.
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Postby glynnisjohns on Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:39 pm

aaron wrote: "The lazy decadence of the opening track Babylon Sisters is the perfect music to listen to when seated in a convertible, sun shining and cruising the highway. Listen to the fading chorus at the end: that alone took three days!"

katy lied is a close second.



"Turn that jungle music down, at least 'till we're out of town."


Katy Lied? Thirded. The Royal Scam is quite fine in its bad self.
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Postby CDR-1 on Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:21 am

IMO, the dirtyest Steely Dan Lyric

from everyone's gone to the movies.

"Soon it will be too late
Bobbing for apples can wait
We know you're used to sixteen or more
Sorry we only have eight"

These might be the best lyrics about premature ejaculation ever written.

Close Second: Rock Lobster by the B52's.

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Postby aaron on Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:52 am

yeah: countdown, royal scam, katy lied, gaucho are the reasons i love the dan. i don't much care for the earlier stuff, or "aja". kerble that cartoon is great. read that hilarious online interview (linked in the "mu chord" message) to see what insufferable pricks those guys are.
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Postby Seaside Lounge on Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:30 am

Anyone heard the pre Can't Buy a Thrill stuff - demo's and such? Imagine the Dan without the expert playing and with bedroom type recording quality. What you get is...weird. But compelling. Mostly weird, though.

I bought my copy in a truck stop god knows where. The two CD set is actually called Best of or something completely misleading. But I didn't recognize the song titles so I guessed at what it was.

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Postby trilonaut on Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:41 am

i believe the two cd set you are referring to is "catalyst". i have it. disc one is kinda boring piano/voice stuff but disc two has great full band songs like "soul ram" and "come back baby":

"come back, baby, i don't want to say how long it's been
5 days and i want to go now
come back, baby, i don't want to live alone again
my, old, man, ne-ver, taught, me, ho-ow"


"soul ram" happens to be the only song that makes reference to steely dan the dildo:

"who knew she was into the heavy stuff, steely dan
play it rough, back door man"
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Postby bumble on Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:37 pm

I really, really hate Steely Dan. They may be brilliant, but I do not care. SD comes on and I become luridly unhappy.

H-GM, leave me alone.

I hate you, Steely Dan. Last night, I was drunk and tricked into dancing to you before I knew what song was playing. The immediate kicking in the direction of Captain Tricksterston could not make up for my loss of face to Ms. McGoo.

Forgive me, McGoo. I was deaf drunk.

I hate Steely Dan. I really do.
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Rikki / Clapton / Heroin

Postby cymbaliner on Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:59 pm

I'm not here to argue the merits of Steely Dan. Those who know, they know.

It's generally accepted that Rikki is about Eric Clapton and his heroin habit.

Rikki = Eric

Slowhand Road = allusion to Eric Clapton

the number = number to a drug dealer

It's written from the vantage point of a friend who's trying to convince Clapton NOT to quit heroin. Reread the lyrics with that in mind

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Postby tipcat on Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:06 pm

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Postby alpha80 on Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:30 pm

:shock: WTF is all this skitzo pedophile talk... :? :shock: :lol:

IMHO, Steely Dan isn't all that great, but they're still good.

NOT CRAP.
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Postby RSMurphy on Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:29 pm

bumble wrote:H-GM, leave me alone.


Bumble, for you.

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