Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wildest cat from montana, Jan 14, 2022 at 5:02 PM.
My personal favourite is "Any Major Dude Will Tell You".
Home At Last, love the Purdue shuffle
2nd place The Boston Rag, but the '74 Record Plant live version surpasses the studio one.
“Hey Nineteen” has been my favorite Steely Dan song since 1981.
"Countdown" is my favorite Steely Dan album by far.
"Deacon Blues" was my mother's favorite song in her last years, so it has special meaning for me, in addition to being a great song in its own right.
My favorite Steely Dan song.
The best horn chart I've heard in a rock 'n roll setting.
Not to derail the thread, but I can't resist posting this. There are cover bands, and there are cover bands. But you won't find a better one than this. From Ukraine, of all places.
My favorite Steely Dan is “Dirty Work” which is probably their least representative song.
So many of their tunes that i enjoy and its hard to single out just the one, but if push comes to shove then i'll opt for Pretzel Logic.
First Steely Dan song I ever heard, booked from then on.
King Of The World
I’ll tell you something funny. When I first heard that song on the radio (1972?) I thought it might’ve been a new Graham Nash/CSNY tune.
My favorite song by The Dan is not the song I think is their best song. Josie is the song that made me really love the band--and even though I now think there are technically better songs, it remains my fave and one that always makes me super happy.
Gotta be FM….the version with the guitar solo outro
Well, my daughter’s name is Josie, but it’s impossible for me to choose just one. Today it’s probably Bad Sneakers.
Here At The Western World
I picked My Old School and just noticed Wildest Cat will know my old school location, Brampton Ont.
I can't even pick my favorite Steely Dan album, much less favorite song...but right now...
King of the World. There is an awful lot going on both lyrically and musically in that song.
+1 for "Pearl of the Quarter." Closest to a conventional love song they ever did and because of the nature of their body of work, this sets it apart. I'm also a sucker for some great steel guitar! Another deep track along this line is "Dallas" (think that's the right title).
My Old School is my favorite.
(Charlie Freak, Dirty Work, Rose Darling, Here At The Western World the rest of my top 5)
Pushing fifty years ago. First time I heard them, I thought they were going to be the next big thing. For once, I was right.
Great thread, even if it is like asking you to name your favorite child! After much consideration, I'd go for "Peg" because a) I love its great groove. b) It's got a superb guitar solo by Jay Graydon c) Fantastic backing vocals/harmonies by Michael McDonald. d) Terrific drumming by Rick Marotta. What more could you want?
My All-time Favourites, Based on Tempo
Ballad - “Pretzel Logic”
Non-ballad -“My Old School”
NB1: I’m pretty sure that I can dance to both of these. Not well and not at the same time, but…
NB2: Anyone who contributes to this Thread and doesn’t listen to some Steely Dan in the next, ohhh twenty- four hours, has no soul.
"Which is your favorite child?"
Royal Scam my favorite album, with many choices available. Today, I'll say Kid Charlemagne.
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