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Initial post: Aug 26, 2007 12:07:20 PM PDT
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Doc Xavier says:
Always loved the album THE ROYAL SCAM, so my pick is "The Caves Of Altamira" with a great sax solo by John Klemmer.

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There was a definite change in style from AJA and more particularly Gaucho onwards. Any trace of raw edgy live feel was gradually replaced with a smooth controlled feel. It's a question of taste as to whether this phenomenon is a good or bad thing.
For myself, I really enjoy both eras of Steely Dan music so I would suggest that their recent work is pretty underrated. Songs like "Jack of Speed" and "What a Shame about Me" are as brilliant as anything from the good old days when Jeff Skunk Baxter was contributing sitar solos and so forth.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2007 3:44:53 PM PDT
.....as for older stuff.... I've always loved the cool laid back feel of "Chain Lightning".
It's just a little three minute song buried in the last third of the "Katy Lied" album. I've got no idea what the lyrics are on about, but it does sound good.

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Froggy says:
King of the World from Countdown to Ecstasy. Love the drumming in that song. I heard recently that the drummer on that album, Jim Hodder, passed on. If that's the case - RIP.

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King of the World is a great choice. Really pacey feel to that song. Steely Dan certainly have had a variety of brilliant drummers on their albums. I'm looking forward to seeing what Keith Carlock does with AJA on this current tour.

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David Soul was the original "Hutch" from TV's "Starsky and Hutch". They often decide to branch out and do an album don't they?. I do hope Mr Hodder's involvement in the project didn't contribute in some sad way to the pool drowning incident. From Steely Dan to David Soul. Hmmm....

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My gosh.... what marketing dude came up with "Golden Throats" for heaven's sake. I'd love to hear it (just once would be enough I think)

Thank's for the Jim C. movie soundtrack heads up. I'll check it out. Steely Dan covers can work quite well I think. Just take them on their own merits and try not to compare with the original......... they don't compare well.

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Have you heard the James Reyne version of "Only a fool would say that". It appears on the album "Whiff of Bedlam" and has the great drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting)throughout.

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Amazon USA has a few albums from James Reyne but no "Whiff of Bedlam" which is a shame because it's his best solo effort IMHO and the only cover of "Only a fool would say that".
Even Sanity music Australia didn't have it.... or I.Tunes for that matter.

Thanks for the reply, I'm not aware of any other Steely Dan covers..... unless you want to open up that whole "You , me and Cousin Dupree" can of worms again.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2007 5:51:18 PM PDT
M. Whitener says:
"Midnight Cruiser" was always one of my favorites. It got overshadowed by the two big hits on that album - "Do it Again" and "Reeling in the Years"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2007 6:05:07 PM PDT
K. C., Vail says:
yeah i love that song, and it also my favorite lp of theirs. i had a period where i played that every day for months a few years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2007 6:22:31 PM PDT
Midnight Cruiser is a good addition to this list. Seems to have a similar lyrical tone to Deacon Blues. Actually come to think of it.... I'd like to add Deacon Blues (from AJA)to this mix. Has it ever been done live ??

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