I have a friend in town, he's heard your name Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip. Concert can be good or bad depending on his mood. A lot of their music…. Oslin Defied Odds & Ageism as the Queen of “80’s Ladies” (RIP), How Brooklyn Became a Bastion Of Independent Country Music. ‘Aja’ and ‘Gaucho’ are musical masterpieces. Some of their tunes have among the most complex and interesting chords changes and arrangements in rock. RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER (1974) by Steely Dan 04:16 Gus Dapperton - Moodna, Once With Grace 03:20 Todd Rundgren-I Saw the Light 02:56. Can’t say I’ve ever heard the same song twice by them. I can relate. [Chorus] Les Archer After Becker passed the other day, pulled up some SD on Spotify to give them another listen. And leave him lying in the rain? Discover (and save!) Obsession Song: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" One-Woman Song: "Peg", "Josie" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" The Pete Best: Chevy Chase was the drummer for Fagen and Becker's Bard College proto-Steely Dan band The Leather Canary. You tell yourself you're not my kind I only saw them live twice but they are high on my list of favorites. 3 . Yet that was the first time I realized it could be cool to like a Steely Dan song, even as a country fan. I love, love, love Steely Dan and I just treasure their albums. For me personally I’ve found it more and more difficult to get into any new music as I’ve gotten older. The last few shows I’ve been to I notice that they slip more and more Steely Dan covers in, and I admit they do them justice, probably their strongest songs as a matter of fact. You might use it if you feel better. I think they were one of the bands with the money and backing to do it, that spend years, recording one album. Craftsmanship. They set benchmarks and high standards. Send it off in a letter to yourself Saturate before using. Set In Stone 13. They always were and they always will be. Be Sure 12. [Chorus] I grew up with classic rock radio and I know my way around a SD tune. I don’t know what to do. September 5, 2017 @ Instrumental 2 15. But you didn’t like it. I appreciate their talent and artistry but have to admit after their first album and a few singles here and there, I never got Steely Dan. Rating: +4 3 Replies. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Hey, Mickey! [Instrumental break 2:50-3:30] September 5, 2017 @ I can’t talk to you about it. And just to get this on the record, yes, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were the frontmen of Steely Dan, but the musicians they had with them came from a wide swath of the L.A. session mafia of the 1970s, including Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers), drummer Rick Marotta, and keyboardist Don Grolnick (the latter two of whom worked with Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt), to name just three. We lost Rikki's number. 1:52 pm. SD were definitely an “uncool” band with “uncool” songs that takes time and experience to fully appreciate, even if you never gravitate to full fandom. With a gun At least it’s not Elton John, I guess. But it shouldn’t be uncool to like their music. September 5, 2017 @ Steely Dan reached its peak with Pretzel Logic (1974)—with the hit song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”—and Katy Lied (1975). It's the only one you own Slick harmonies. Your results may vary. With 57 of 242 votes, Rikki Don't Lose That Number is out. They were superficially goofy and very eclectic, but I quite enjoy their music myself. Welcome to r/SteelyDan, the best place on the internet to discuss Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the … And afterwards, turned and ground their cigarettes on the sidewalk with their heels. Don’t expect any audience interaction. just perfection. Thanks lentigogirl! Rikki Don't Lose That Number 10. I asked myself why do they get such a bad rap? Tight. 4:45 pm. 9 Years Ago ChiTownHustler General Comment: I hear a precursor to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" in a little riff right after Donald sings, "Tobacco they grow in Peking." RIP, Walter Becker….. Mark They dab at you with a somewhat haunting, simple, obtuse, plain sound, and that all at once. Thank for the article, Trig!!! #7 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number “Rikki” was released in 1974 off the “Pretzel Logic” album and was Steely Dan’s biggest single. So Rikki, don't lose that number,867-5309. Perfect time. They were popular despite themselves, because they were just too good to be ignored, even if they were often misunderstood. They are the warm washcloths of soft rock. [Intro] Gene December 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm. Sep 24, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Ande Clayton. 5:29 pm. Maybe it was Donald Fagan’s high pitched voice, or the sort of quasi disco sound of “Peg” and others. Lol…..your lame worshiping of this mediocre soft rock trash is amusing. 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Until he caught you with your fingers in the till Required fields are marked *, Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. After this, it’s time for Pink Floyd and Rush! Feb 28, 2020 - TRAILER PARK BOYS. 12.1k members in the SteelyDan community. Some of the absolute best players on their albums. Rikki, don't lose that number Robert Hill Why Don't You Tell Me So 11. I vaguely remember their songs being played at Pirates games. Don't try to call me when they finally run you down Just give fair warning any time you come around With a gun With a gun ... Rikki Don't Lose That Number. Caption this Meme. I’m jealous. September 6, 2017 @ BrushHawg. 12:55 pm. (Rikki, don't lose that number) Kingpete Some of their songs are so overwhelmingly enticing that I get mesmerized: “Do It Again,” “Reelin' In the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “FM (No Static at All),” “Hey Nineteen.” Those are probably their most played songs on the radio, and I bet most have heard of them. your own Pins on Pinterest Steely Dan didn’t fit that. Because Steely Dan was cool. Just give fair warning any time you come around, If you ask a professional musician what they think about Steely Dan, in my experience, they all say, “the best, but they didn’t make good songs.”. September 6, 2017 @ Steely Dan is probably right up at the top as a studio band and as someone who has never really been that into hearing live music I always gravitate to performers that take recorded music seriously and that was really true with Steely Dan. We hear you're leaving, that's okay After completing the supporting tour for Pretzel Logic , Becker and Fagen decided to retire from live performances and make Steely Dan a studio-based band. Just my theory but I think it is common with someone like Steely Dan. So there you were being force fed “Reelin’ In The Years” and “Do It Again” over and over again with no recourse, and telling your fellow classic rock buddies how much Steely Dan sucked. Best part is though, its just dang good music. With A … And you could have a change of heart After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” 12:33 pm, ‘That’s ‘Retha Franklin she don’t remember the Queen of Soul’, Sean Murphy 7:43 pm. As I got older and started appreciating more music including jazz, I found their music much more interesting. Besides loving country I love 90s alt rock, surf, punk, 50s and early 60s rock, and Latin stuff like bachata and salsa. September 6, 2017 @ You might use it if you feel better Rest in peace, Walter. With a gun September 5, 2017 @ Ahhh….yet another cool thing that Clint did on accident that Garth could never do on purpose. Steely Dan is part of what i like to call the “thinking mans rock.” Along with others like the Blue Oyster Cult Dire Straits (who i really dig) or Supertramp, very insightful lyrics with intricate instrumentation. September 5, 2017 @ You might use it if you feel better With Luger in hand, I understood that you will soon be leavin’ town "Hey Nineteen" was the first single from Steely Dan's 1980 release, Gaucho. Now you have 5 songs stuck in your head, you're welcome! This is Bob Mann's solo on Rikki Don't Lose That Number. 2:08 pm, Luckyoldsun “Soul nourishing stuff” is a good way to describe them. 11:34 am. 8:08 pm, that’s too harsh, but it’s true they had their straw men and boogeymen, just like ginger, Flying J 8:55 pm. Im in my early 30s and as a teenager, i couldnt stand this music, but as ive grown older, i appreciate it more. “There was never a conscious thought about picking up Horace Silver’s intro. anyway, intersting viewpoint of one of the great bands. September 5, 2017 @ My wife enjoys them, and I appreciate them for their talent even if I wouldn’t make any effort on my own to attend their shows. She Said She Will 14. Scotty J My parents had all their records and I own all their albums on cd or digital. See more ideas about Trailer park boys, Trailer park, Boys. [Bridge] You don't wanna call nobody else Had the opportunity to see them live a couple times and they were stellar. 11:38 am. 6:00 am. We could stay inside and play games, I don't know September 5, 2017 @ Grew up with them, though admit they were not a particular favorite until many years later. Did you pay the other man with the piece in your hand Gerry Rafferty of Stealers Wheel is another cool 70s act. I was like two years old when they released their first album so I obviously wasn’t a fan of theirs when they were in their prime but I found them later on. After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” Murder the man September 7, 2017 @ Saw them back in 2001 at what is now KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. September 5, 2017 @ You don't wanna call nobody else I’ve been listening to Steely Dan since I was 12. Trying educate myself about Van Morrison (because we are going to go see him open for Willie Nelson this Sunday), I came across these guys. Extremely talented song-writers and musicians. Soul nourishing stuff. September 8, 2017 @ when their album two against nature came out almost 20 years ago a friend I used to carpool to work with played it every other day when he had command of the cd player. September 29, 2019 @ It has an iconic opening, with percussion and xylophone, followed by the sound of chimes, before breaking into: blue demon Maybe it even angered you when they played the shorter radio edit version of “Do It Again” that eliminated the keyboard solo. Like it does for every band, classic rock radio condensed what was otherwise a quite involved and diverse musical legacy down to a few select tracks that it summarily shoved down your throat for decades and decades until you loved to hate it, but for some sadistic reason couldn’t stop listening, possibly because it still was better than Top 40, or the country format after the Class of ’89, and Pandora and Spotify were still decades away. It’s so much fun to find new styles of music! Robert Hill ‘Black Cow’ shows they could get funky when they wanted, too. You must be like me, on satelite radio im constantly switching between Willies Roadhouse, Outlaw Country, and the Bridge. This is the story of an older man who takes up with a much younger… Love the other comment about listening to guys like these with Keith Whitley, cause we can! A classic pretzel is circular, full of holes, and twists in on itself—just like faulty reasoning. Six String Richie I’m too young to have found them in their prime, but I picked up “The Royal Scam” used for $1.99 when I was in high school and didn’t even know anything about them beyond it was a cool cover. But when I look around the crowd of 20 and 30-something yuppies, it always looks like they lose the crowd every time they launch into a SD song. Earbuds or computer speakers won’t cut it. Dragging pop music into its high modernist phase, Becker and Fagen took musical ideas from the entire American spectrum, especially jazz, and compressed them into immediately accessible three-minute vignettes. You don't wanna call nobody else Great drums. 4:55 pm. Maybe you had a sense that behind the scenes, among the population of musicians themselves, there was a much higher regard for Steely Dan because of the way they were able to slither complexity into pop and rock music in a way that allowed the population to be receptive to it. Becker along with fellow bandmate Donald Fagen wrote some of the 1970s biggest hits, including 'Rikki Don't Lose that Number', 'Do It Again' and 'Reelin' in the Years'. Another group I enjoyed more as I aged was Moody Blues for similar reasons. Hence the (delicious) expression, pretzel logic.The term is evidenced by at least 1967 in American Opinion, a magazine of the far-right, anticommunist John Birch Society.. Pretzel logic is used to describe inconsistent, illogical thinking that, once scrutinized, doesn’t stand up. Jack Williams Scotty J September 5, 2017 @ You didn’t want anyone else to think you were uncool, like Steely Dan. And leave him lying in the rain? 10:27 pm, Brett, I’m right out there with though as a Texan, I tend to lean to Outlaw Country. When you’re born to play the fool A damn fine band. These guys could write. [Outro] Your email address will not be published. They could have been huge, but they decided to soldier forth with their music via less trodden paths that purposely hung to the side of popularity so as not to corrupt the sentiments they were trying to covey. And you’ve seen all the western movies 7:34 pm, Still more country than Sam Hunt’s Kelsea Ballerini Tribute Band…, jessie with the long hair So I can absolutely love Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac and Waylon Jennings and Keith Whitley and Sidney Bechet. But, and this is the big thing, these various genres are best when they stay in there own lanes and that is really where the current music has gone off the rails and I really fear that it is a permanent crack up. September 6, 2017 @ We wrote this Brazilian bass line and when drummer Jim Gordon heard it, he played his figures. The album was two years in the making and required 42 studio musicians to complete as Donald Fagen and Walter Becker dealt with creative, personal and professional issues. redoing tracks, and changing arrangements etc. Rikki, don't lose that number I thought our little wild time had just begun A cool Dan cover of Do It Again can be found on Waylons Music Man album, defnitely worth checking out. 1:41 pm, Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). Their recordings are awesome! September 5, 2017 @ Great guitar. 6:09 pm. These bands are so talented as both musicians and lyricists. Acca Dacca 10:32. Scotty J Haha, BrushHawg It’s a 5.) For me, especially at 48, the song “Hey Nineteen” has become an insightful favorite. Sheets”. And the radio kept playing them, because that’s what classic rock radio does. It’s because of Steely Dan that two or three generations of hipsters, psychedelics etc. Rikki, don't lose that number. If your life’s purpose is to throw up the devil horns every chance you get, when a song like Steely Dan’s “Peg” comes on, you don’t know what to do with yourself. Parker's Band. September 5, 2017 @ Great horns. It's the only one you own Packed house. You were the founders of the clinic on the hill And also “The Fez” and “F.M. Sharp. At some point you started craving those guitar licks on “Reelin’ In The Years.” “Deacon Blues” seemed to encapsulate a depressed mood better than most. Created with the Imgflip Meme Generator. Intelligent music with soul. With Steely Dan, I similarly found myself enjoying them more as I got older. 1:08 pm. Random Notes Are they trippin on drugs or is it something more? know that Alabama is the Crimson Tide. You will be what you are just the same Yep, this was me also. E: Cazenovia Casanova 16. 4:23 pm. Another excerp from the our performance at the Cutting Room. Anyway, good for you. Your musical elitism will go up in spades. A little too slick and sterile for me. With a gun Rikki, don't lose that number You will be what you are just the same In its heyday in the 1970s, the band scored hits with “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Do It Again,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Deacon Blues.” Born in New York City in 1950, Becker grew up revering the jazz giants Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. With you 100% about loving many styles. As I’ve aged I have really realized how cool it is to like many different styles of music. 5:05 am, Jack Williams Rikki Don’t Lose That Number 4:33 Steely Dan Track 05 4:33 Christy Snow Undercover Of The Night 4:33 The Rolling Stones Words Can’t Describe 4:33 Sarah Vaughan. Not sure if that is normal or a sign of the quality of new music or a combination of the two. They played music that top Nashville session players admired. Scotty J Rikki, don't lose that number. Rikki, don't lose that number and they always work. Rikki, don't lose that number I think they’re a group that some people who know me as a rootsy/rock music enthusiast would be surprised to find how much I love them, but I think that’s because of how they’ve classified/written off as soulless jazz pop by so many. I’ve seen him a few times in concert. A couple of Jimmy Buffet’s songs: School Boy Heart and Scarlet Begonias September 5, 2017 @ You owed him money but you gave him something more September 5, 2017 @ Corncaster Gena R. I haven’t been that excited about new music that much other than Jason Isbell. As for songs, I still love “T.B. Suggestive lyrics. hotkeys: D = random, W = upvote, S = downvote, A = back. Tame, tepid, lukewarm and never dangerous. It’s a 5.) When you get home I could be wrong but I have seen your face before They wrote great lyrics, great music, and they hired the best. 09. September 7, 2017 @ Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). Instead of Baby Mozart, my wife and I played Van Morrison all night long for our daughter for years. September 5, 2017 @ Get ’em right back with H&O, but you can’t help but notice it. 6:25 pm. Your email address will not be published. 2:08 pm. Lone Wolf Si comme le rappelait Le Monde récemment "le lien n'est pas établi entre rap et psychopathes", les tarés sont partis en … 1:23 am. In some ways, they helped legitimize it. That song would appear on their next album after this one. September 5, 2017 @ You may also dig this band too…A title dusting of Fagen & Becker. “Now all those day-glo freaks who used to paint the face, they’ve joined the human race, some things well never change!”, Stringbuzz Night By Night. The band’s highest charting song (#4) from 1974. [Chorus] I love Van Morrison. I now have a copy of every group and solo album/cd they ever put out lol, the pistolero Brett These guys are fucking lame. Bob will of course be on our next gig at the Lizzie Rose Music Hall in Tuckerton, NJ. September 8, 2017 @ Maybe you knew that despite the narrow playlist on the radio, Steely Dan had even better deep cuts, or hadn’t stopped recording in the 70’s, despite the radio ignoring it. -Ed. September 5, 2017 @ [Verse 2] I have a friend in town, he's heard your name. One reason ive grown to like bands like this is how their songs are very open to interpretation. Gumslasher https://youtu.be/Z0rVFjhRL7w, Jack Williams And so the legacy of Steely Dan was cemented for millions of Americans through the classic rock radio format, whether you grew up listening to the records when they were first released, or got introduced to the band later in life. [Guitar Solo] They were pro musicians who could craft great songs. September 6, 2017 @ Don’t try to call me when they finally run you down Still don’t get them…but that’s me. Maybe that’s where Horace heard it, too.” -Donald Fagen http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/07/interview-donald-fagen.html, I thought our little wild time had just begun, http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/07/interview-donald-fagen.html, Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Far Corporation, Ricky Don't Lose That Number by Tom Robinson. They were like The Band. Good speakers and a subwoofer are essential. Your right, the sax is killer on that one! As a consequence I find myself taking deep dives into classic artists of many genres in a search for something fresh, strangely enough. I always thought ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ would make a great country song. Let’s face it, it’s sort of a weird band that’s too jazzy to be progressive rock, and too rock to be considered jazz, that was slotted into the slosh pit of the classic rock space by Clear Channel some 35 years ago, and asked to fend for itself among legacy AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd cuts. September 5, 2017 @ The two-disk set Philosopher’s Stone is an outstanding work that is later than what is mostly know of him. You didn’t know what exactly it was you didn’t like about Steely Dan. 45 Comments. I have been going through more 60’s/70’s music looking for stuff I like that maybe I missed/ignored back then. 10:27 am. 11:36 am. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974. 1:52 pm. Class act live from the horn section, full compliment of background singers, strings, etc. And you could have a change of heart That being said, I loathe them for their snarky, unabashed hatred of middle America, and the South specifically. These mellower 70s rock acts and classic country had a respect for one another certainly. It can be as simple or complex as we want it. It's the only one you own You’ll be missed, Walter. After all, the band is named after a freaking dildo, and have you seen photos of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker?