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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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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 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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CD Adds Modern Touch to ’70s Hits

By Vit Wagner Toronto Star In one of the more peculiar ironies in pop music history, Steely Dan went from being a ’70s studio band that didn’t tour to being a ’90s road act that didn’t have any new material to plug. But, like a weird, cosmic eclipse that occurs every few decades, the group’s […]

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Steely Dan Plays New Songs, Old Sound

By Dave Tianen Milwaukee Journal Back in 1979, a year of evil developments that included Three Mile Island and Rod Stewart’s “Do Ya’ Think I’m Sexy?”, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (a.k.a. Steely Dan) released an album called Gaucho. And then they took a break. “Back in the ’80s, we decided to go our separate […]

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