I get it, as much as I enjoy listening to them I try to avoid Rikki, Reelin' and Do It Again. I guess because they've been played to death. The good news is there are loads of other great Dan creations to groove to.I promise to no longer dislike them if you can make it so that no classic rock radio show will ever play "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" ever again.
And cut back on the number of times they play "Reelin' In the Years" in any given week.
In return, radio can keep "Hey Nineteen" and "Do It Again."
Agree totally. Rikki dont lose that number is their YMCA.I get it, as much as I enjoy listening to them I try to avoid Rikki, Reelin' and Do It Again. I guess because they've been played to death. The good news is there are loads of other great Dan creations to groove to.
......With Steely Dan lyrics half the fun becomes trying to figure out what the heck the story is about
Certainly he could afford it ... monetarily ... and the sad loss of Jeff P suggests that it was around at the time. However, I'm pretty sure I could imbibe until I was sneezing blizzards and still not write lyrics of that quality.It may be one of those muso myths, in fact it probably is, but I have heard that Fagan relied upon the old white-powder inspiration when it came to writing his lyrics.
As I say, probably just a muso myth. Maybe.
You is smacking who? We're just chit-chatting about music. No different than if we were discussing this over a beer at a pub or coffee at the corner coffee shop. I am chilled (which is why I wish Bernard let us use smilies on here, so much tone of vice gets lost in plain text). I'm certainly not smacking you, or Bo, or anyone else in this forum. (well, maybe the milk guy, but that was an exception).DrumEatDrum....do I let you just smack me down?...............no.
You have a valid point. In return, radio can keep "Hey Nineteen" and "Do It Again."
Valid.....dude, chill out. They are great and you cannot stand it. I dig it, man! If we hung out for an evening together we would understand each other much more! (read Abraham Lincoln's biography)
"Apples and Oranges".......dude, YOU spoke of over producing...not music styles...
WHAT BAND IS NOT DYSFUNCTIONJAL???
Much as I love Rick Marotta's pocket on that track (and everything else he plays), Hey Nineteen isn't the type of Dan a person with your tastes should focus on. Try those more esoteric numbers I mentioned earlier ... in the meantime ...But thanks to this thread, I went to bed with "Hey Nineteen" stuck in my head. And it still won't get out. Arg, and the best way to get a song out of your head is to go listen to it......
So I guess I'm screwed. LOL.