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Old 03-09-2012, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Attention: Steely Dan tragics

Originally Posted by aydee View Post
I did Dont Take Me Alive, and Green Earrings with a covers band last year, and have played Dan covers pretty much throughout my playing days.
Officially jealous - two of the songs I'd most like to cover, even if Green Earrings's lyrics are evil haha

I mean, Dirty Work FFS ... one song I tend to skip on my playlist!

Originally Posted by aydee View Post
The hardest part for anybody playing Dan is to nail the groove. The sum of the parts is what makes their groove. Arrangement is key. If you dont get that right, everybody could be playing all the right notes in the right places but it'll sound dead.
I think you put your finger on it. I find covering Dan songs quite unforgiving. Put one foot wrong and it doesn't work.

Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
Funny your comment about I got the news, I found it to be the easiest type of feel for me, more natural than Aja for exemple, Gadd's solo asides. :)
I think it's a more loose sounding drum part than most Dan tracks. Quite unsettled and atypical, at least since Katie Lied. Any idea what those lyrics are about??

Oh, another song I really enjoy playing to is FM. Funkee
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