What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby Quaco » 09 Nov 2016, 20:41

clive gash wrote:I just dug the sound :)


That was really cool, and now I'm watching various interviews!
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby sneelock » 09 Nov 2016, 20:56

you forget how nimble that guy's fingers are. when I saw them live he rocked his organ like he was fuckin' Ray Charles.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby gash on ignore » 21 Nov 2016, 11:01

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby gash on ignore » 23 Nov 2016, 22:55

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby The Fish » 24 Nov 2016, 09:59

I never know how to rate Katy Lied overall as it has perhaps my favourite Dan side (1) and least favourte (2) A game of two halves as they say. I'll take Gaucho on balance which I've loved since release. Who on BCB can fail to identfy with the hipster pathos of Hey Nineteen ? Still love Two AGainst Nature - The title track and Jack of Speed are Ace.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby gash on ignore » 21 Dec 2016, 09:31

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby fange » 21 Dec 2016, 10:17

The Fish wrote:Who on BCB can fail to identfy with the hipster pathos of Hey Nineteen ?


:lol:

Who indeed?
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Postby gash on ignore » 21 Dec 2016, 10:31

Hey nineteen, that's 'Nita Baker
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby Fonz » 21 Dec 2016, 10:53

clive gash wrote:http://steelydanreader.com/


Just noticed this. Thanks for the link
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Dec 2016, 11:35

I don't care much for the discarded b side "Obseqious Prick" though.
a bunch of dudes jamming but some of the abrupt edits serve as a reminder it owes a lot to technology. It finds ***** distancing himself from his musical past, but it sounds equally far from the dense abstraction his music would take on later

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby gash on ignore » 21 Dec 2016, 14:09

Oh dear, has the BCB martyr been baited again?
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby Teabag » 30 Dec 2016, 04:55

Once upon a time I entered a new country and met someone who was recommended as a contact. He liked Steely Dan and asked me which was my favourite album. I answered 'Katy Lied'. He became the best man at my wedding and has been a friend ever since.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby Jimbo » 30 Dec 2016, 06:21

They were dissing Steely Dan on the Marc Maron podcast saying how it was overproduced and sterile. :x
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby never/ever » 30 Dec 2016, 06:39

Still a bit meh on the band but this entry on possibly my all time favorite TV-show has raised my interest in the band..

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby fange » 30 Dec 2016, 06:57

I wish I had my vinyl of this here in HK...

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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby jimboo » 30 Dec 2016, 07:25

Jimbo wrote:They were dissing Steely Dan on the Marc Maron podcast saying how it was overproduced and sterile. :x


They were being kind.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby gash on ignore » 31 Dec 2016, 12:00

The best.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 31 Dec 2016, 13:56

I've determined that I don't particularly like any Steely Dan albums, but that I actively love 70% of their music.

They seemed to be experts at strategically placing the tracks that I don't love just where they need to be to make all of their albums a bit of a letdown for me.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby sneelock » 01 Jan 2017, 18:17

Sometimes I agree and sometimes I don't.
I think "countdown", "pretzel logic" & "Aja" are all good, track by track, from beginning to end. The rest, I mostly agree. There's something that keeps me from loving them, from beginning to end as albums.
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Re: What we do when we talk about Katy Lied and Gaucho (and The Dan generally)

Postby zoomboogity » 17 Jan 2017, 07:36

In which Rick Moranis, wearing his Michael McDonald beard, arrives just in time to sing the final verse, then hits the road and is on the freeway by the time the guitar solo ends:

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