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Mixture of Pathos, Elegance and Brisk Timekeeping

By Stuart Maconie Q Magazine LONDON — If ever a line confirmed Steely Dan as the most rebarbative, sly, smart alecky rock stars there have ever been, it comes at the close of “Show Biz Kids” from 1973 when, at a loss to further denounce LA’s airheads, Fagen sneers “they’ve got their Steely Dan t-shirts.” Nowadays […]

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Steely Dan: Wembley Arena

By Samantha Wimsatt Chimera LONDON — Modesty prevents me from describing how deeply fetching I looked on this particular evening. Many hours of thought and experimentation preceded my decision to go with a black satin mini, spikes and a low-necked, plum-red sweater, vintage circa 1955 (during the interval Bernard Copland told me I looked like […]

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Review: Steely Dan

By Mike Boehm Los Angeles Times IRVINE, Cal. — Steely Dan has distinct advantages over other ’70s pop warhorses trying to justify their existence a generation beyond their hit-making prime. When mainstays Walter Becker and Donald Fagen go on stage with whatever assortment of ace players and singers they’ve assembled to flesh out their band-in-concept, […]

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The Second Coming of Steely Dan

By Lenny Stoute Toronto Star TORONTO — After all these years, the Greta Garbo of rock bands is finally coming to town. Garbo was a movie actress as famed for her elusiveness and aversion to appearing in public as for her over-acting. She gave the language the phrase, “I vant to be left alone,” and […]

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On the Road, Steely Dan is Reeling in the Cheers

By Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post PALM BEACH — Walter Becker and Donald Fagen – better known as Steely Dan – are in the music business, but could very well star in their own vaudeville act. Example: Ask Fagen about the time he came down with a serious case of writer’s block and underwent […]

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You Can Buy A Thrill With Steely Dan

By Prentiss Findlay Charleston (SC) Post and Courier Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are comical and serious, excited and droll, confused and clearheaded. They are ready to “Do It Again” and don’t mind spending some time on the phone “Reeling In The Years.” Oh, yes, they’re looking forward to playing at North Charleston […]

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