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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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Working With Brains But Not As Much Heart

  Originally published on July 17, 2000 By Joan Anderman Boston Globe ”Let’s dip into the middle ’70s and see what we can find,” cracked Donald Fagen before easing into ”Night by Night” at the Tweeter Center Saturday. It was a classically wry comment from Fagen. Steely Dan was the ’70s for fans of pristinely crafted, intelligent […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing from Steely Dan

Originally published on July 14, 2000 By Tom Moon Philadelphia Inquirer There was a time, in the ’80s, when those obsessed with the enigmatic studio-pop outfit Steely Dan would have settled for any chance — a three-hour “Bad Sneakers” marathon — to see their idols perform live. Now, six years into a comeback built around regular […]

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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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Steely Dan is Back With Funkier Edge

By John Young Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Who makes the traffic interesting, rescues a dreary Sunday?” Fans of Steely Dan’s new album Two Against Nature know that the answer to that musical question is, “Janie Runaway.” Performing for 9,302 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion Sunday night, Steely Dan itself made it worth driving to Burgettstown for an extraordinary Sunday show. Playing […]

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Road Trip Highlights Combination of Genres

By Greg Haymes Albany Times Union Saratoga Springs, NY — Don’t call it a comeback. Despite the fact that the recent Two Against Nature is Steely Dan’s first new studio album in two decades, guitarist Walter Becker — who along with keyboardist-vocalist Donald Fagen helms the band — insists that another album never seemed all that far […]

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