My Favourite Steely Dan Song Is...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wildest cat from montana, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    ontario canada
    ' Pretzel Logic' remains my favourite Steely Dan album but my favourite song of theirs is on another album.

    And that album is 'Countdown To Ecstasy' and the song is ' Show Biz Kids'

    Love this song, it's so Steely Dan. And, for the coup de grace that Rick Derringer guitar solo is warped and wicked.
  2. chrisblower

    chrisblower Norfolk n'good

    Everything thing must go. Great composition.
  3. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 My Favourite Parks Are Car Parks

    Probably “Deacon Blues” for me. With “Aja” a good runner-up.
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  4. kentucky_slim

    kentucky_slim Forum Resident

    Kentucky, USA
    Black Cow for me. Hey Nineteen close second.
  5. Isradex13

    Isradex13 Well-Known Member

    Portland, OR
    Its a toss up, always has been, because I love their songs for different reasons:

    Kid Charlemagne
    Haitian Divorce
    Doctor Wu
    Rikkie Don't Lose that Number
    Any Major Dude Will Tell You

    I don't know "Aja" as well as I should. You know why? Because I habitually pass over artists later albums figuring they will disappoint me.
  6. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

    Hope, Ar
    Night By Night or Your Gold Teeth for me.
  7. RJPinCA

    RJPinCA Well-Known Member

    Lincoln, CA USA
    Kid Charlemagne
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  8. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    Your Gold Teeth

    their best groove, cryptic lyrics well out there for them

    and mention of Cathy Berberian and Count Basie's monkey woman
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  9. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    ontario canada
    " Hey, nineteen, that's Aretha Franklin...".
    Great line.
  10. Mike McMann

    Mike McMann Forum Resident

    Whoa, good band to try and name a favourite.
    Gonna start with “Glamour Profession” from Gaucho but also really like “Cousin Dupree” from Two Against Nature.
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  11. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons to be cheerful Part 1

    Dutch mountains
    Haitian Divorce

    (Extremely close are Kid Charlemagne, Sign In Stranger)
  12. jgrillo

    jgrillo Forum Resident

    Boston, MA USA
    Also love Doctor Wu...and My Old School is a song I never get tired of.
  13. Aja
    With Don’t Take Me Alive a close second.
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  14. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca
    Oh man...great question

    Maybe Kid Charlemagne. Don't Take is up there too.

    holy crap do I love Royal Scam so that much? Definitely the title track is a monster too!!!
  15. fysyf

    fysyf Forum Resident

    Nice, France
    For me it's Glamour Profession. Immediately fell in love with this one.
  16. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

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  17. Patanoia

    Patanoia Third Ear Centre

    Grapevine, TX
    "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again"
  18. GarySteel

    GarySteel Bastard of old

    Molde, Norway
    "Kid Charlemagne". But really practically anything off the first six albums and quite a few after too.
  19. HeyBullfrog

    HeyBullfrog Friend of the Forum

    Reelin' in the Years, with runners-up Kid Charlemagne and Doctor Wu.
  20. WapatoWolf

    WapatoWolf Forum Resident

    Aja is a perfect album. You won’t be disappointed.
  21. ermylaw

    ermylaw Forum Resident

    Kansas City
    The correct answer is "Don't Take Me Alive."
  22. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Lately I have been playing Caves Of Altamira every day. I have been going thru the chords and realized it is another Fagen masterpiece in moving inner voices and somehow making it work in a pop setting. The horns are fantastic.

    So this week it is Caves Of Altamira.
  23. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

    Midway, KY
    Speaking of Aja, I’ll go with Peg.
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  24. Bill Pafford

    Bill Pafford Hyperactive!

    Surveyor, WV
    Probably 'Haitian Divorce'. Tough to decide though.
    Royal Scam is my favorite Steely Dan album, really love to play it all the way through.

    I feel the same way about Pretzel Logic, love it from start to finish.

    All Steely Dan songs are at least good. Favorite hits would be 'Kid Charlemagne' and 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number'
  25. Isradex13

    Isradex13 Well-Known Member

    Portland, OR
    If it wasn't their highest rated album over at, I probably still would not have heard it. But then, I recognized most of the songs anyway since they've had so much air play. This is called "later album prejudice" (maybe this could turn into a thread - bands who's later albums surprised you.). It is a great album...

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