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Metal Leg 9 – April 1989

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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Metal Leg 7 – October 1988

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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Metal Leg 5 – April 1988

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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Metal Leg 4 – Feb. 1988

Editor’s Note: From 1987 through 1994, diehard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years) and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and […]

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Donald Fagen: A Nightfly Up Against The Wall

Richard Cook meets the urbane spokesman of cool, Donald Fagen, who, for 14 years, partnered Walter Becker in Steely Dan. A celebrated eccentric, Fagen is now experiencing international success with his own solo career and the LP, The Nightfly. By Richard Cook New Musical Express In person, it seems like Donald Fagen is himself a serious […]

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Steely Dan interview

Those consummate troublemakers, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, are finally cornered, producing dangerously controversial observations on film, literature, Free Jazz, touring and the music of Steely Dan, undermining nearly every tenet of the music industry. By David Breskin Musician Magazine Three years, two hundred out-takes, a few mistakenly erased tracks, and one shattered shank after […]

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Interview with Robert Klein

“If you’re looking for the 1980-81 Steely Dan tour, this is it. It was three-quarters of a mile long and they had one roadie — the cab driver that brought them here. ” Robert Klein is warming up his audience of less than 200 invited guests in an RCA recording studio on West 44th. Klein […]

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Steely Dan: A (Very) Brief Encounter

Originally published on Nov. 30, 1980 By Kristine McKenna Los Angeles Times New York — Interviewing Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the minds behind Steely Dan, is akin to being the new kid in school tossed in a room with the cruelly cool in-crowd. They know all the in jive and aren’t about to clue […]

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Spinning Sardonic Tales of Winners and Losers

Originally published on Nov. 28, 1980 By Boo Browning Washington Post It’s a little side street that’s closed to traffic so we can play there. No one else wants to come and play, ’cause we’ve got the basket tilted. — Walter Becker There’s more than a tilted basket on the street where Steely Dan play. For […]

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Steely Dan: The Second Coming

By Cameron Crowe Rolling Stone Their new album, held throughout product-glutted summer for just the right moment, accidentally came out the same afternoon as the new Rolling Stones LP. Their first tour in three years was canceled. They haven’t had a hit single since 1974’s “Rikki Don’t Lost That Number.” And still, their sixth and […]

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