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Outsiders’ Night in Steely Dan

By John L Walters The Guardian LONDON — Great gig, but what a shame not to hear “What A Shame About Me.” It’s the perfect singalong anthem for fans of Steely Dan, since something in it chimes with misfits, jazz lovers and ill-groomed outsiders everywhere. And there are enough of us around to buy a […]

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Steely Dan in Glasgow

By John Williamson Glasgow Herald GLASGOW, Scotland — In the world of Steely Dan, there’s the best part of 20 years has elapsed between their last two studio albums; time stands not only still, but resolutely to attention. With 13 musicians and singers on stage, all of whom wear their colossal technical ability as a […]

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The Content Partners

By Robert Wilonsky Dallas Observer Steely Dan no longer exists. Forget about the name, despite what you read in this paper’s music listings; since when did “in print” mean “the truth” anyway? Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are sick to death of the name–ah, if only they had gone with one of their original choices, […]

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Steely Dan Pegs Away

By Sarah Rodman Boston Herald Generally when a band takes a 20-year hiatus from making music, its return is heralded on the oldies circuit and VH1’s “Where Are They Now?” But when Steely Dan re-entered the pop music orbit in February with “Two Against Nature,” the album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard charts. […]

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Rain Can’t Dull Edge of Steely

By Jim Farber New York Daily News Steely Dan’s sneaky music has always demanded a lot from its fans. But at the band’s performance Monday (July 3, 2000) at Jones Beach, Long Island (NY), a physical challenge also came into play. At the local stop on group’s first tour featuring new material in 20 years, […]

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Jaded, Meticulous, Quirky

By Jon Pareles New York Times WANTAGH, NY — “It’s a strange night,” Donald Fagen said in the middle of Steely Dan’s concert tonight (7/3/2000) at the Jones Beach Theater here. “I’m not kidding.” He seemed about to explain further when his partner, Walter Becker, drily cut him off. “Another strange night,” Mr. Becker deadpanned, […]

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Once Reclusive, Becker and Fagen Step Into Public Eye

By Tony Norman Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Somehow, when we weren’t looking, Steely Dan became part of the background static of our lives. When Donald Fagen and Walter Becker recorded “Do It Again” in 1972, they were a couple of wily obscurants still smarting from an unrewarding stint as songwriters at Manhattan’s legendary Brill Building. Though young, […]

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Steely Dan’s Sedate Style Still Slick

By Jason Anderson Toronto Globe and Mail Longtime Steely Dan partners Donald Fagen and Walter Becker seemed middle-aged even when they were still in their 20s. So it’s somehow appropriate that they’re having a career renaissance now, a few decades after the American group’s heyday in the 1970s. Last night’s (6/27/2000) show to 8,000 fans […]

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Steely Dan Still Old School

By Jane Stevenson Toronto Sun TORONTO — Donald Fagen, one half of ’70s rock innovators Steely Dan, couldn’t help noticing the slow-setting sun during the band’s concert last night (6/27/2000) at the Molson Amphitheatre — their second ever in T.O. “It’s day here for a long time huh?” said Fagen, 52, looking cool in shades […]

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Steely Dan Cruises on Vintage Highway

By Kevin McKeough Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — If rock ‘n’ roll is a vintage convertible barreling down a back road from Memphis to New Orleans at 2 a.m., Steely Dan is a European sedan cruising the Pacific Coast Highway at dusk, its driver musing darkly on the foibles of humanity. Polished craftsmanship, technical precision and cool sophistication were Steely Dan’s […]

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