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Steely Dan in Fine Form at Nokia

By Mallary Jean Tenore The Dallas Morning News Grand Prairie, Tex. — The Nokia Theatre became a haven for cheering fans when Steely Dan took the stage Thursday night. Wearing black shades and a white jacket, legendary singer Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker graced the stage following a short instrumental. The first song they […]

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Steely Dan Shows It Is As Vibrant As Ever

By Preston Jones Fort Worth Star-Telegram GRAND PRAIRIE — Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the men who comprise the core of Steely Dan, have grown from sour, sharp-tongued hipsters into irascible iconoclasts over the course of their 25-year, stop-and-start career. During Thursday night’s set at Nokia Theatre, as the Grammy-winning duo’s “Think Fast, Steely Dan” […]

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Steely Dan in St. Louis

By Daniel Durchholz Special to the Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Steely Dan principals Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are known for their sardonic sense of humor. But even when they’re kidding, there’s an element of truth to what they say. So when Fagen remarked that Monday night’s concert at the Fox Theatre would feature “some […]

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The Steely Dan Reader: 4 decades of interviews and reviews on Steely Dan

Reliable Steely Dan Delivers

Originally published on July 21, 2008 By Michael Senft The Arizona Republic  Another year, another great show from Steely Dan. The ’70s jazz rock superstars, who eschewed touring for the bulk of their career, have turned their concerts into well-oiled machines, featuring stunning playing from top jazz sessioneers and plenty of hits and album tracks from […]

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Pop Veterans Still Pumping Anti-Charisma

By Ben Ratliff New York Times Donald Fagen and Walter Becker seem like the kind of late-1960s hypercerebral born-cynical East Coast hipsters who are often found valorizing authenticity in aesthetic expression. You know: collectors of pre-war blues 78s, memorizers of outdated jazz argot. But instead of turning away from pop gloss, they acted like good […]

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