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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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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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Steely Dan Takes Fans Down Memory Lane

By Candace Murphy San Jose Mercury News Every concert has its turning point. That point in the evening when the melange of notes, phrases and musical stylings that have tumbled out of those immense amps and woofers suddenly aligns and makes nothing but perfect sense. It is a point of unexpected delirium. Saturday at Steely […]

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Steely Dan Bridges the Gap

By Steve Hochman Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — “Here’s a tune from one of those albums in the mid-’70s,” said Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, introducing the song “Night by Night” on Tuesday at the Universal Amphitheatre. In recent Steely Dan tours, there would have been unmistakable irony to that remark, since there had been […]

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Steely Dan: Still Amazing After All These Years

By Scott Lewis Portland Oregonian Steely Dan Not many bands can take seven years between tours and two decades between studio albums and sound like they haven’t missed a beat. But then, not many bands are like Steely Dan. While the Blazers took a break from the Western Conference playoffs, Steely Dan nearly filled the […]

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Steely Dan: The Second Coming

Chinese music always sets me free Angular banjoes sound good to me Aja, when all my dime dancin’ is through I run to you. From “Aja” By Walter Becker & Donald Fagen By Paul Zollo The Performing Songwriter We’re in Manhattan, a couple weeks before the final Christmas of the 20th century. Donald Fagen and […]

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