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Top 5 Steely Dan Tracks.

As I've been listening to nothing but Steely Dan since Walter died (talk about obsessive or wot) and in particular a Double CD compilation, Greatest Hits.

My current favourite top 5 and in no particular order;

Showbiz Kids
Don't Take Me Alive
Sign in Stranger
Two Against Nature
Peg

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  • Brooklyn (owes the charmer under me)
    Any major dude
    Ricky don't lose that number
    Black cow
    Third world man
  • Ricky Don't Lose That Number
    My Old School
    Reelin in the Years
    Dirty Work
    Kid Charlemagne
  • Although I'd like to find space for Any Major Dude
  • Haitian Divorce is my favourite
  • Deacon Blue
    Home at Last
    Kid Charlemagne
    Haitian Divorce
    Do it Again
  • Babylon sisters
    Glamour profession
    Deacon Blue
    Don't take me alive
    Aja
  • Peg
    Midnight cruiser
    Brooklyn owes the charmer
    Reeling in the years
    Haitian divorce
  • Reeling in the years
    Dirty work
    Kid Charlemagne
    Do it again
    Fire in the hole
  • It came as a surprise to me that they'd published that many.
  • so many superb tracks .. my 5 (reluctantly chosen)

    Kid Charlemagne
    Babylon Sisters
    Hey Nineteen
    Aja
    My Old School

    a wide variety of genres there and I'm picking my best five from a heap of beautiful diamonds
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  • In no particular order and today’s choice:

    Do it again
    Home at last
    ( all of Katy Lied but here’s one) -Everyone’s gone to the movies
    Rikki don’t lose that number
    Deacon Blue

  • so many superb tracks .. my 5 (reluctantly chosen)

    Kid Charlemagne
    Babylon Sisters
    Hey Nineteen
    Aja
    My Old School

    a wide variety of genres there and I'm picking my best five from a heap of beautiful diamonds

    I know, it’s so cruel to reduce a superb catalogue down to 5.

    On another day and another mood, I could have very easily chosen an alternative 5
  • Fagen and Becker such brilliant songwriters, their volume of work is excellent. love em.

    For me, in no particular order:-

    FM
    Hey 19 (the opening note on the Strat, is just quality)
    Peg (they roped in Michael MacDonald on BVs and its a joy to listen to)
    Haitian Divorce
    Ricky Don't Lose That Number.
  • In no order, primarily the Aja album, but....

    Black Cow
    Aja
    Peg
    Deacon Blue
    Haitian Divorce
  • Just discovered this live concert .. it's long .. and superb ..

  • Whah hey.....fantastic stuff!
  • Don't Take Me Alive
    Do it again
    Rikki Don't Lose That Number
    Reelin in the Years
    Haitian Divorce
  • Deacon Blue
    Kid Charlemagne
    Aja
    Black Cow
    Rikki Don't Lose That Number
  • Whah hey.....fantastic stuff!

    Bodhisattva .. a brilliant number I had nearly forgotten about .. just perfect as a large venue concert opener .. the musicians in that film .. absolutely superb ..
    I just cannot see any contemporary band having this longevity, creativity and excellence ..
    pleased you enjoyed it @SoundAsa£
  • Steely Dan were due to play at O2 this coming weekend - I assume its been cancelled?
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  • Still going ahead.
  • As a kid I remember 'All Around my Hat' and I loved it.
  • johnny73 said:

    Still going ahead.

    And sold out, wonder if it was before Becker’s sad passing:(
  • It sold out before Becker died.
  • johnny73 said:

    It sold out before Becker died.

    Yep, can confirm this, as I tried to get tickets before he died.
  • edited October 24

    As a kid I remember 'All Around my Hat' and I loved it.

    you'll find that was Steeleye Span ((:>) .. I bought that album for my then girlfriend .. and had 'Good Lovin' (remember the 'Lovin Spoonful') for weeks afterwards .. :wink:

    EDIT .. NO .. the Young Rascals, later just The Rascals had the hit with Good Lovin' .. my memory gets worse and worse
  • What a great band they were/are. Saw them many years ago and I don't think any one of them played a single wrong note the whole evening.

    Ask me any day or any hour of any day and my list would be different, but today, at this hour it's:

    Do it Again
    Reelin' in the Years
    Ricki Don't Loose That Number
    My Old School
    Any Major Dude

    I remember as a teenager trying to play their stuff on my Woolworths guitar - no chance. Sadly, that is still the case (although now I can't play their stuff on much more expensive guitars!).
  • edited October 25
    Watched 'Show biz kids' of the live concert link posted here, with Michael McDonald as guest vocalist. It was tight as...
    Same as 2007 and 2011 the two times I saw them in Perth.
    Also, 'Time out of mind', 'Gaucho', 'Josie', 'FM'
  • I could perm any 5 from those already posted, but 'Pearl of the Quarter' also deserves a mention.
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