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 Post subject: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
PostPosted: Sep Sun 03, 2017 11:26 pm 
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One of my favourite bands. I have been a Steely Dan fan for as long as I can remember, and I'm not a fan of much. These guys were "different". They did social commentary, life style analysis, political commentary, they twisted lyrics and tunes into pretzels .... hehehe "Pretzel Logic" :)

He was 67 ... too young.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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Just seen this on CBS news... sad news indeed. Big fan of the Dan from way back. Seems a lot of these musicians lately don't make it to 70..Way too young

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 67-w500956


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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oh thats too bad.I always enjoyed their tunes.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steely_Dan


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steely_Dan_discography

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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Tarpawns wrote:
Just seen this on CBS news... sad news indeed. Big fan of the Dan from way back. Seems a lot of these musicians lately don't make it to 70..Way too young

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 67-w500956


Bad habits can be the blame for that but under the influence back then made better tunes then the current crop of autotuned generation.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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:cry: Hearing the Royal Scam pulled me in.....

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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I once owned a Canadian import LP of stuff they recorded for a movie soundtrack before becoming an official band. I don't know if any of that exists anywhere to hear, anymore. Maybe I should look again.


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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Also a SD fan.
Always enjoyed the title cut from the Aja album as well as Black Friday off of Katy Lied.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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First, thank you to whichever of the moderators moved my post from the Clubhouse. I wasn't sure if a RIP post qualified for the musicians forum - I appreciate the move!

Second ... as I said, I am not a fan of much, but for some silly stupid reason that I cannot fathom, this person's passing has really made an impact on my consciousness. The seventies were the years of tumult and emotion in my youth. Restrained from exploration of the world about me by a family that was very conservative in their lifestyle, I finally became old enough to escape and learn about life. Those lessons were sometimes hard, but necessary, and for almost all of those years I can associate SD songs with those passing times. Mostly those SD songs were part of memories of friends that I haven't seen in... over fourty years, but whom I remember often ..., Dan, Mark, Don from highschool, Yves, Mark, others from college .... good guys ... life was poor, easy and simple.

How crazy is this reminiscing? I must be losing it. sheesh!

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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I get it, John.

I can hear a song and it will pull me back into a time and place from my misspent youth that I may have not thought of for years. Mostly good times from those days... Young, carefree, single, with few obligations in life.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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Enjoyed? That's an understatement. God, this bums me out. One of Walter and Donald's at their best, in a semi-more current sense. Listen & watch at a high dB level if possible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxknEhmqObY

Every red-blooded white boy in America wishes/wished they could do that with strings...

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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Thanks for that link, Tom.
Sounding tight as they ever did.










Thanks for the link, Tom.
They sounded as tight as they ever did.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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[quote="processhead"]Thanks for that link, Tom.
Sounding tight as they ever did.

You're welcome brother - just spreading some properness, as seriously...

Damn.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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S.D. just a fantastic band with a distinct sound all their very own. Man they were great!! Donald Fagan is still touring playing some of those S.D. classics. 75 miles north of me here soon in a restored theater with wonderful acoustics but $100+/ticket I can't do. :( From last month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-txj_TvWqJI

These great bands of the 70's and 80's still tour and do quite well. My favorite band Kansas plays a couple shows/week and sells out theaters regularly. People are still hungry for great live music. Don't forget it can be found most any weekend at your local clubs too.


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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Nortonics wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxknEhmqObY


Wow. Listening on my computer speakers at normal volume, not loud, at 0:54 I was startled to hear someone chiming in singing behind me to the left. I thought someone had walked into my office to sing along.

Turns out it was just the backup singers in the video. Recording engineer must have added some psycho-acoustic 3D audio wizardry. Can anyone else hear it like this? Start at about 0:50 and wait for it.


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P Walter Becker of Steely Dan
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R.I.P. They Were Great!

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