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Actually during their first couple of years DID tour. Maybe you were too young or not even born yet to be aware of that at the time.

I have a couple of live shows they did in 1974 and they're great as a smaller combo. I enjoyed up through Gaucho and then they're DVD they did later on.

I think overall my favorite is Pretzel Logic. Parker's Band, Through with Buzz, Night by Night and Monkey in your Soul. Second would be Countdown to Ecstacy and that Rick Derringer solo on Show Biz Kids. Fantastic.

Who was it that said the solo the guest guitarist, Elliot Randall did on Reelin' in the Years was their all time favorite?

Was it Jimmy Page? B)

How's it going "gaugetguru?" As promised, after some deep research, I found out that Jimmy Page did officially say for the record that Elliot Randall's guitar solo in the STEELY DAN classic song "Reeling In the Years" is his all-time favorite guitar solo ever. ROCK ON!

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I used to listen to them a lot. I've got the whole catalogue but I'd probably say Gaucho and Aja got the most airplay. More due to the fact that's how I discovered them, and then went backwards to hear their early stuff.

As an aside, when I was in high school marching band, we played Peg at halftime :D

How's it going "ninelives?" WOW, that is so cool that you were in a high school marching band. I've heard a few high school as well as college marching bands play "Peg" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" while I was in high school and college some decades back. STEELY DAN were definitely pretty popular back then. ROCK ON!

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I was too young, and my first concert wasn't until the summer of 1979 (just barely a teenager). Anyway, i know fans of Steely Dan were always hoping for "tours" over the large part of their career. They could have and should have done "some". There are plenty of musicians that would have loved to go on the road with them. :)

How's it going "~tangerine~?" Hmmm... You were just barely a teenager in 1979 and I was just about to graduate from high school in 1979 at age 18. I can't believe how fast the years go by. ROCK ON!

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I really like Steely Dan but I have to admit AJA was the most over-played recording since Hotel California in the late 70s.

You couldn`t escape Deacon Blues, Josie, nor Peg.

Favorites are FM, Do It Again, Show Biz Kids and of course, Reeling In The Years

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Hey ZeppFanForever!! Steely Dan is in my top five all-time favorite bands!! I have been a fan since I was very young. I remember my older brother listening to "Babylon Sisters" and "Hey Nineteen" and I was immediately drawn to their jazzy sound! Their sound is like no one else. I have their "Aja", "Katy Lied" and "Showbiz Kids-The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980" CD's. They have so many wonderful songs, it is hard to name just one favorite. I never tire of listening to them. I haven't had the opportunity to see them live yet, but as soon as I do, I am going to jump on it! My father has a live CD of them though and it is excellent of course!! :D

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How's it going "gaugetguru?" As promised, after some deep research, I found out that Jimmy Page did officially say for the record that Elliot Randall's guitar solo in the STEELY DAN classic song "Reeling In the Years" is his all-time favorite guitar solo ever. ROCK ON!

I'm glad your "deep research" confirmed what I had remembered ! :D

Coincidence ain't it ? :lol:

Oh and ~tangerine~, around the time of the Royal Scam sessions, I thought Steely Dan might tour. There's an excellent recording of their studio sessions that were tight small unit basic tracks that could've easily been a road venture. They had so many musicians on those sessions they could've picked a touring band from. The bootleg is called Plastic Dildo. That've been a great show !!

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I really like Steely Dan but I have to admit AJA was the most over-played recording since Hotel California in the late 70s.

You couldn`t escape Deacon Blues, Josie, nor Peg.

Favorites are FM, Do It Again, Show Biz Kids and of course, Reeling In The Years

How's it going "L 7?" They really did play the hell out of those classic STEELY DAN songs in the 1970's huh? I used to hear them on the radio, at Tower Records, in the night clubs (I had a fake I.D.) and during the half time shows by our high school marching band. You are right, there was no escaping it. ROCK ON!

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Hey ZeppFanForever!! Steely Dan is in my top five all-time favorite bands!! I have been a fan since I was very young. I remember my older brother listening to "Babylon Sisters" and "Hey Nineteen" and I was immediately drawn to their jazzy sound! Their sound is like no one else. I have their "Aja", "Katy Lied" and "Showbiz Kids-The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980" CD's. They have so many wonderful songs, it is hard to name just one favorite. I never tire of listening to them. I haven't had the opportunity to see them live yet, but as soon as I do, I am going to jump on it! My father has a live CD of them though and it is excellent of course!! :D

How's it going "Melanie_72?" It seems that STEELY DAN played an important part in our teenage years growing up in the 1970's huh? I never get tired of listening to STEELY DAN either. I love STEELY DAN'S music. ROCK ON!

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I'm glad your "deep research" confirmed what I had remembered ! :D

Coincidence ain't it ? :lol:

Oh and ~tangerine~, around the time of the Royal Scam sessions, I thought Steely Dan might tour. There's an excellent recording of their studio sessions that were tight small unit basic tracks that could've easily been a road venture. They had so many musicians on those sessions they could've picked a touring band from. The bootleg is called Plastic Dildo. That've been a great show !!

How's it going "gadgetguru?" A coincidence indeed? Thanks for reminding me of that interview with Jimmy Page regarding that statement, I had forgotten all about it. ROCK ON!

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As they were always considered a "studio band", they played at a casino near my last year (Turning Stone) in upstate NY near Syracuse/Utica. I didnt get to see it but I always loved them.

How's it going "Yukon Cornelius?" The main thing is that you love STEELY DAN and that's what counts. ROCK ON!

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How's it going "Melanie_72?" It seems that STEELY DAN played an important part in our teenage years growing up in the 1970's huh? I never get tired of listening to STEELY DAN either. I love STEELY DAN'S music. ROCK ON!

Hi there, actually I am only 36, but I can remember Steely Dan forever, so I can say they have always been a part of my musical tastes growing up. My whole family likes them! B)

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Hi there, actually I am only 36, but I can remember Steely Dan forever, so I can say they have always been a part of my musical tastes growing up. My whole family likes them! B)

How's it going "Melanie_72?" I'm 47 years old going on 27. I don't feel my age nor do I act my age. HA HA! ROCK ON!

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How's it going "Melanie_72?" I'm 47 years old going on 27. I don't feel my age nor do I act my age. HA HA! ROCK ON!

Ditto! :D:banana::chickeddance::yes2:

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I haven't read all the posts so I don't know if anyone agrees with me. If not, that's okay.

Just the other day in the other bands thread, a band was mentioned that I didn't particularly care for, but I figured, so what. If I don't like them then don't go to that thread. I consoled myself with the fact that at least no one has started a Steely Dan thread.

I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THEM. THEY MAKE MY SKIN CRAWL. IF YOU EVER WANT TO TORTURE ME TO PUMP INFORMATION FROM ME, PUT ME IN A ROOM AND PLAY THEIR MUSIC AND I'LL SAY ANYTHING TO STOP THE MUSIC.

I'm so sorry to be so outspoken about this and please don't flame me. I can see how die hard Zep fans like other bands, but honestly, I can't see how a die hard Zeppelin fan can also care for SD's music. Truly, I don't get it.

When my husband and I are out and about and there is a juke box, I, of course, play some Zep tunes. Just to be funny he plays SD and adds extra money to the machine to bump my Zep. Funny guy heh!

No seriously, please don't take my comments as an offense. I just couldn't keep quiet! :o

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I haven't read all the posts so I don't know if anyone agrees with me. If not, that's okay.

Just the other day in the other bands thread, a band was mentioned that I didn't particularly care for, but I figured, so what. If I don't like them then don't go to that thread. I consoled myself with the fact that at least no one has started a Steely Dan thread.

I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THEM. THEY MAKE MY SKIN CRAWL. IF YOU EVER WANT TO TORTURE ME TO PUMP INFORMATION FROM ME, PUT ME IN A ROOM AND PLAY THEIR MUSIC AND I'LL SAY ANYTHING TO STOP THE MUSIC.

I'm so sorry to be so outspoken about this and please don't flame me. I can see how die hard Zep fans like other bands, but honestly, I can't see how a die hard Zeppelin fan can also care for SD's music. Truly, I don't get it.

When my husband and I are out and about and there is a juke box, I, of course, play some Zep tunes. Just to be funny he plays SD and adds extra money to the machine to bump my Zep. Funny guy heh!

No seriously, please don't take my comments as an offense. I just couldn't keep quiet! :o

Not flaming you at all - we all have our likes and dislikes in music for sure and I'm certainly not one that would ever question why anyone would or wouldn't like something. The only thing I would wonder is you had said you couldn't understand why Zep fans wouldn't necessarily like Steely Dan? I listen to all sorts of music in addition to Zep - from totally cheesy pop to African music, jazz, Americana and everything in between.

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I haven't read all the posts so I don't know if anyone agrees with me. If not, that's okay.

Just the other day in the other bands thread, a band was mentioned that I didn't particularly care for, but I figured, so what. If I don't like them then don't go to that thread. I consoled myself with the fact that at least no one has started a Steely Dan thread.

I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THEM. THEY MAKE MY SKIN CRAWL. IF YOU EVER WANT TO TORTURE ME TO PUMP INFORMATION FROM ME, PUT ME IN A ROOM AND PLAY THEIR MUSIC AND I'LL SAY ANYTHING TO STOP THE MUSIC.

I'm so sorry to be so outspoken about this and please don't flame me. I can see how die hard Zep fans like other bands, but honestly, I can't see how a die hard Zeppelin fan can also care for SD's music. Truly, I don't get it.

When my husband and I are out and about and there is a juke box, I, of course, play some Zep tunes. Just to be funny he plays SD and adds extra money to the machine to bump my Zep. Funny guy heh!

No seriously, please don't take my comments as an offense. I just couldn't keep quiet! :o

How's it going "imPLANTed?" No problem, you are entitled to your opinions and I do respect you for them. I am not offended by your honesty, I really do appreciate your honesty. You must really truly be a die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fan to the max huh? Believe it or not "imPLANTed," STEELY DAN is one of Jimmy Page's favorite bands ever. ROCK ON!

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I laughed when I read that one of Page's favorites is SD.

I actually have to confess to quite the diverse lineup on my iPod. Sometimes when I put it on shuffle, I think I must have multiple personalities that I truly, truly enjoy each and every one of the songs. So I don't want people to think I don't have diversity.

The Doors

CCR

of course, Pink Floyd

Robert & Alison

Yes, I'll admit it, Creed

AC/DC

Aerosmith

American Standard (great, great blues band)

Beatles

Black Crowes

Blues Traveler

Bobby Brown

Bon Jovi (one song)

Brandon Heath

Brooks & Dunn

Buddy Guy

Bush (love, love, love them)

Celine Dion

Collective Soul

The Cranberries

Dan Fogelberg

Deep Blue Something

Derek & the Dominos

Dire Straits

Eagles

En Vogue

Eva Cassidy

Fergie

Finger Elevin

Garth Brooks

Hootie & the Blowfish

Loverboy

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Marc Antoine

Mat Kearney

Metallica

Neil Young

Nicole C. Mullen

One Republic

Ozzy Ozbourne

Rob Zombie

Rolling Stones

Sara Evans

Trace Adkins

Tracy Chapman

Will Smith

Wyclef Jean

Young Dro

My iPod isn't full yet. I kind of got stuck this year putting every LZ song on it and the rest got put on hold. :o

You know what's funny is before I became involved in LZ, I was the hugest Metallica fan (from the Black album forward). I'm a late bloomer I guess. Anyway, I must have listened to the Load CD a million times. Now after spending almost 80% of 2008 listening to LZ or Robert & Alison, I find that when I go back to music I thought was "all that", I'm a little disappointed. I read on the "you know you're a LZ freak when..." thread that you listen to other music that you used to enjoy and something doesn't seem quite right. That's what happened to me this year. The musicianship (if that is a word) and the songwriting that used to send me with Metallica just isn't there for me anymore. :o Do I still enjoy it? Yes. Does it move me the way it used to? No.

Hold on I'm getting to my point. Just like Yukon Cornelius does not like Country music, I cannot stand jazz. That just means I don't like it/get it. I'm open-mined enough to know that it is a legitimate genre that moves many people. The only genre I don't like is jazz, so you can see why I have such an aversion to SD. Their music sounds so disjointed and chaotic to me. It sounds like a bunch of musicians warming up before a concert and they are all playing a different song to warm up with.

Funny story. When I was pregnant I had morning sickness while driving to work one day. I knew I had just a little while before I got to work and just had to hang on a little longer. I thought to myself if I could just think of something else to distract me from the way I was feeling I could make it. Well I looked down and my husband had left a SD tape in my car. I put it in hoping to distract myself by: 1) truly trying to understand the music and possibly developing an appreciation for it, or 2) being so revolted by it that it distracted me from the need to throw up :o

You know what? It worked. I guess you don't need me to tell you that number 1 didn't work.

Peace and love,

Barb

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I laughed when I read that one of Page's favorites is SD.

I actually have to confess to quite the diverse lineup on my iPod. Sometimes when I put it on shuffle, I think I must have multiple personalities that I truly, truly enjoy each and every one of the songs. So I don't want people to think I don't have diversity.

The Doors

CCR

of course, Pink Floyd

Robert & Alison

Yes, I'll admit it, Creed

AC/DC

Aerosmith

American Standard (great, great blues band)

Beatles

Black Crowes

Blues Traveler

Bobby Brown

Bon Jovi (one song)

Brandon Heath

Brooks & Dunn

Buddy Guy

Bush (love, love, love them)

Celine Dion

Collective Soul

The Cranberries

Dan Fogelberg

Deep Blue Something

Derek & the Dominos

Dire Straits

Eagles

En Vogue

Eva Cassidy

Fergie

Finger Elevin

Garth Brooks

Hootie & the Blowfish

Loverboy

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Marc Antoine

Mat Kearney

Metallica

Neil Young

Nicole C. Mullen

One Republic

Ozzy Ozbourne

Rob Zombie

Rolling Stones

Sara Evans

Trace Adkins

Tracy Chapman

Will Smith

Wyclef Jean

Young Dro

My iPod isn't full yet. I kind of got stuck this year putting every LZ song on it and the rest got put on hold. :o

You know what's funny is before I became involved in LZ, I was the hugest Metallica fan (from the Black album forward). I'm a late bloomer I guess. Anyway, I must have listened to the Load CD a million times. Now after spending almost 80% of 2008 listening to LZ or Robert & Alison, I find that when I go back to music I thought was "all that", I'm a little disappointed. I read on the "you know you're a LZ freak when..." thread that you listen to other music that you used to enjoy and something doesn't seem quite right. That's what happened to me this year. The musicianship (if that is a word) and the songwriting that used to send me with Metallica just isn't there for me anymore. :o Do I still enjoy it? Yes. Does it move me the way it used to? No.

Hold on I'm getting to my point. Just like Yukon Cornelius does not like Country music, I cannot stand jazz. That just means I don't like it/get it. I'm open-mined enough to know that it is a legitimate genre that moves many people. The only genre I don't like is jazz, so you can see why I have such an aversion to SD. Their music sounds so disjointed and chaotic to me. It sounds like a bunch of musicians warming up before a concert and they are all playing a different song to warm up with.

Funny story. When I was pregnant I had morning sickness while driving to work one day. I knew I had just a little while before I got to work and just had to hang on a little longer. I thought to myself if I could just think of something else to distract me from the way I was feeling I could make it. Well I looked down and my husband had left a SD tape in my car. I put it in hoping to distract myself by: 1) truly trying to understand the music and possibly developing an appreciation for it, or 2) being so revolted by it that it distracted me from the need to throw up :o

You know what? It worked. I guess you don't need me to tell you that number 1 didn't work.

Peace and love,

Barb

How's it going "imPLANTed" A.K.A. Barb?" Happy New Year to you! WOW, you have a great list of bands that you enjoy. Believe it or not, I like just about every band that you listed. I'm still trying to get into Will Smith though. My Daughter Lydia likes Will Smith's music and she's trying to convert me into liking his music. Anything's possible though when it comes to Rock n' Roll. Its all of these bands with their contributions that make Rock n' Roll what it is and that's what Rock n' Roll is all about. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. ROCK ON BARB!

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i think aja iS Esaily one ofX the TOp ten albums ever. when im not listening to zepp, theres a good chance im listening to pink floyd, jimi, eric clapton, or steelY dan.

hey does anyone know where they got that ridiculus name?book.gifhysterical.gif

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