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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2007 9:12:29 PM PDT
TZ thanks so much... but I don't want you typing for ages on my account. If you can just cut and paste easily then I'd be interested in what different set lists have been done on this latest tour. Only if it's easy to do TZ.

As for "Brite Nitegown" (don't understand that spelling!) I do love it too. It just punches along effortlessly. Great for in the car. It's just that I think the last section leading to fade out could have gone instrumental and lost the vocal repetition. Reminds me a little of the way Van Morrison has a knack of selecting a really annoying phrase from the lyric of a song; then repeating it over and over and over and.... well you get my point.

I like that Alex stirs things up a bit too. Gets ideas flowing.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2007 9:50:37 PM PDT
Yeah clicking that button each time and still having fun. So Alex... what's your fave Dan and solo Don album of all time ??

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2007 10:06:39 PM PDT
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Alex I like your Phil Collins story... very funny. Phil Collins is such a phenominal talent(I love the early Genesis work when he first took over vocals from Gabriel... "Trick of the Tail"/ "Wind and Wuthering"/ "Duke"/ "Then there were Three" / "ABACAB") but he got a little hampered by the whole radio friendly Mr Nice Guy thing as years went on.

So as to make this post pertinant let me add that if Walter Becker had been in the room when Donald was recording "Brite Nitegown"; then he would probably have made some sarcastic comment that would have reigned in those vocal reps at the end of the song. Don needs Walter.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2007 11:10:10 PM PDT
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Alex... that list comes from the top of my head... but pretty accurate... no regrets.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2007 11:39:27 PM PDT
Adam says:
Aja. The song is a masterpiece. Listen to it carefully and see.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2007 12:51:49 AM PDT
Adam Folickman you speak the truth.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2007 5:39:52 AM PDT
Question: Is there any word on the 2nd Walter Becker solo project? I don't suppose it's reasonable to expect him to tour the world AND record a new album at the same time ofcourse. 2nd albums are often more even and consistent. "Wack" was a little spikey from time to time. That can come off as raw and edgy or (as in "Wacks" case) just a little rough. I've got high hopes for this next one for some reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2007 8:14:58 AM PDT
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Asking which is your favorite Dan album is like asking which is your favorite orgasm (like Woody Allen said: "My worst one was right on the money."). Although Aja is close, Katy Lied is the essential one for me. It came along at a particular time in my life and was very important (Although my favorite Dan album is usually the one I've heard last). Back to the OP, could "Throw back the Little Ones" be considered underrated?
BTW, Ross asked what an album of Dan filler would be like. I think it would be the greatest hits of most any OTHER band!

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2007 2:09:21 PM PDT
crescent says:
Any Major Dude Would Tell You
With A Gun
My Old School

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2007 3:29:43 PM PDT
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Hoagie Mike says:
Everyone's Gone To the Movies
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Razor Boy
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Your Gold Teeth (both versions)
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Haitian Divorce (maybe not too underrated, but still-great great song)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2007 1:14:17 AM PDT
Where have you all gone.... my new best friends.... TZ.... Alex.... gosh even Hoagie.....

OK here's something for ya

The title track of the fabled "Nightfly" album is overrated. That's right. The song entitled "Nightfly" is whiney and it fulfills the strange double duty of being at once the title track....and the filler track of that album.
There.... I've said it.
C'mon .... hit me...!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2007 1:19:04 AM PDT
I'm sorry ...I'm sorry.... OK... something more positive then...

What are the top three tracks on the excellent "Morph the Cat" Album

I'll start with "What I do"......

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2007 1:26:42 AM PDT
Crescent: I'd rate "My Old School" as one of the true all time greats from Steely Dan. (Don't know that it's underrated though.)

"With a Gun".... good on you for catching something I can't... (I call it a filler track)

"Any Major Dude" is a rare Steely Dan beast in that it has real heart (like "Any World that I'm Welcome To") and I love it. Seems very underrated to me although TZ will doubtless have the stats on that one.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2007 9:50:39 AM PDT
Ray Wilson says:
I haven't read this entire thread, so I apologize if this has already been beaten up somewhere. "Underrated" is a subjective term, but for me the honor here has to go to "Dr. Wu." I walk into every SD concert hoping this will finally be the day I hear this song live, but so far no luck. I consider this one of the most essential songs in the Dan catalogue, but casual fans have never heard it. It's the best song on what I believe is their greatest album. Pretty easy call for me...

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