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Thread started 05/02/17 9:10pm

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Songs with the Steely Dan Sound / Influence

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Donald and Walter are clearly in a class by themselves.

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But I've been coming across these tunes over the years-- tunes that feature the Jazzy/Blues licks, the Mu Chords--sometimes the Purdie Shuffle--- sometimes the wry lyrics....songs where you can definitely hear the Dan influence...or where it's a Steely tribute....

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State Cows - Center of The Sun

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Daryl Aberhart - Longtime Denizens

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The Stepkids -The Lottery

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Reply #1 posted 05/02/17 9:14pm

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Ed Motta - Simple Guy

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State Cows -Scofflaws

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Mayer Hawthorne -Stars are Ours

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Daryl Aberhart - You Weren't In Love With Me

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Reel People -Ordinary Man

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Bobby Caldwell - Sunny Hills

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Bernard Oattes -The Grand Design

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Allen Hinds - Then Again

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Reply #5 posted 05/03/17 3:03am

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Lovely idea for a thread, I am a huge Dan stan. I know most of these, but not all. Unfortunately at work now, so will have to wait until tonight before I can give these a proper liste.

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Reply #6 posted 05/03/17 10:08am

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One of the least known, but perhaps the most prominent?

"1999"

The greatest song the Dan ever made, 1977's "Deacon Blues," features this couplet: I cried when I wrote this song/Sue me if I play too long.

1982's "1999" contains the following couplet: I was dreamin when I wrote this/So sue me if I go too fast.

Prince's "Money Don't Matter 2Night" also has a very Dan-esque feel to it.

More recently, two songs from Mayer Hawthorne's standout 2013 album, Where Does This Door Go, feature 2 songs that really remind me of the Dan -- "Reach Out Richard" and "The Stars Are Ours". Both were produced by Pharrell IIRC.

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namepeace said:

One of the least known, but perhaps the most prominent?

"1999"

The greatest song the Dan ever made, 1977's "Deacon Blues," features this couplet: I cried when I wrote this song/Sue me if I play too long.

1982's "1999" contains the following couplet: I was dreamin when I wrote this/So sue me if I go too fast.

Prince's "Money Don't Matter 2Night" also has a very Dan-esque feel to it.

More recently, two songs from Mayer Hawthorne's standout 2013 album, Where Does This Door Go, feature 2 songs that really remind me of the Dan -- "Reach Out Richard" and "The Stars Are Ours". Both were produced by Pharrell IIRC.

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Good point about 1999, and Money Don't Matter...

I agree about Mayer, I had included a link a few posts up above, to "The Stars are Ours"....

I read an interview where Mayer said he used to use them as a litmus test like, "if you don't like Steely Dan, I don't like you", LOL!!

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Reply #8 posted 05/03/17 11:01am

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Good point about 1999, and Money Don't Matter...

I agree about Mayer, I had included a link a few posts up above, to "The Stars are Ours"....


I read an interview where Mayer said he used to use them as a litmus test like, "if you don't like Steely Dan, I don't like you", LOL!!

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Sorry, the link didn't load . . .

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namepeace said:

paligap said:

Good point about 1999, and Money Don't Matter...

I agree about Mayer, I had included a link a few posts up above, to "The Stars are Ours"....


I read an interview where Mayer said he used to use them as a litmus test like, "if you don't like Steely Dan, I don't like you", LOL!!

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Sorry, the link didn't load . . .

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that was happening to me, too, earlier---was just getting a bunch of blank screens--I switched to a different browser, and then they showed up...I dunno...I'll have to check it out at home....

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Reply #10 posted 05/03/17 1:19pm

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paligap said:



namepeace said:


One of the least known, but perhaps the most prominent?

"1999"

The greatest song the Dan ever made, 1977's "Deacon Blues," features this couplet: I cried when I wrote this song/Sue me if I play too long.

1982's "1999" contains the following couplet: I was dreamin when I wrote this/So sue me if I go too fast.

Prince's "Money Don't Matter 2Night" also has a very Dan-esque feel to it.

More recently, two songs from Mayer
Hawthorne's standout 2013 album, Where Does This Door Go, feature 2 songs that really remind me of the Dan -- "Reach Out Richard" and "The Stars Ar
e Ours". Both were produced by Pharrell


IIRC.



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Good point about 1999, and Money Don't Matter...



I agree about Mayer, I had included a link a few posts up above, to "The Stars are Ours"....


I read an interview where Mayer said he used to use them as a litmus test like, "if you don't like Steely Dan, I don't like you", LOL!!







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Money Don't Matter is the song that csme in my head. Id also add And God Created Woman.
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Reply #11 posted 05/04/17 8:33am

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daingermouz2020 said:

Money Don't Matter is the song that csme in my head. Id also add And God Created Woman.


Interesting. I can hear that. There's a song the Dan made years after, "Almost Gothic," that has the feel of "Woman," now that I think about it.

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namepeace said:

daingermouz2020 said:

Money Don't Matter is the song that csme in my head. Id also add And God Created Woman.


Interesting. I can hear that. There's a song the Dan made years after, "Almost Gothic," that has the feel of "Woman," now that I think about it.

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Ndeed, I can hear them being played back to back--along with "Money Don't Matter"....

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Reply #13 posted 05/05/17 4:51pm

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"Wonderful Ass" always makes me think of the Dan - specifically "The Fez."

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Great thread.

Canadian band Monkey House's discography has a Becker and Fagan influence throughout, and the band occasionally has tapped the talent of Steely Dan collaborators like guitarist Drew Zingg and trumpet player/horn arranger Michael Leonhart.

The 2012 track "Where's Mantis Evar?" is one of my favourites from Monkey House...

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
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Lammastide said:

Great thread.

Canadian band Monkey House's discography has a Becker and Fagan influence throughout, and the band occasionally has tapped the talent of Steely Dan collaborators like guitarist Drew Zingg and trumpet player/horn arranger Michael Leonhart.

The 2012 track "Where's Mantis Evar?" is one of my favourites from Monkey House...

Kool! Thanks, I'll check their other stuff out!

I was wondering what happened to Zingg, I was impressed with his playing during the Dan's '93 tour...

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"Wonderful Ass" always makes me think of the Dan - specifically "The Fez."

Yup, I can see that--this would be a Kool idea for a podcast or radio show --I can hear all this stuff melding together....

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I really enjoyed this one! I knew Bobby by name, but this is the first time I actually listened to one of his songs. Great stuff!

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Bobby Caldwell - Sunny Hills

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Reply #19 posted 05/07/17 1:45am

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Lammastide said:

Great thread.

Canadian band Monkey House's discography has a Becker and Fagan influence throughout, and the band occasionally has tapped the talent of Steely Dan collaborators like guitarist Drew Zingg and trumpet player/horn arranger Michael Leonhart.

The 2012 track "Where's Mantis Evar?" is one of my favourites from Monkey House...

Fantastic track, very SD sounding!

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funkaholic1972 said:

I really enjoyed this one! I knew Bobby by name, but this is the first time I actually listened to one of his songs. Great stuff!

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Bobby Caldwell - Sunny Hills

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Bobby's Kool! He's most known for "What You Won't Do For Love"

and "Open Your Eyes"

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I always liked China Crisis, too - but then, Walter Becker produced two of their albums, so a little Steely Dan was gonna seep in...

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paligap said:

Lammastide said:

Great thread.

Canadian band Monkey House's discography has a Becker and Fagan influence throughout, and the band occasionally has tapped the talent of Steely Dan collaborators like guitarist Drew Zingg and trumpet player/horn arranger Michael Leonhart.

The 2012 track "Where's Mantis Evar?" is one of my favourites from Monkey House...

Kool! Thanks, I'll check their other stuff out!

I was wondering what happened to Zingg, I was impressed with his playing during the Dan's '93 tour...

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Funkaholic1972 said:

Fantastic track, very SD sounding!


I'm glad you two like it. smile

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
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Reply #23 posted 05/07/17 7:45am

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When P performed "Dinner With Delores" on Letterman in '96, it had more of a Steely Dan feel to it...
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When P performed "Dinner With Delores" on Letterman in '96, it had more of a Steely Dan feel to it...

Good call!

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When P performed "Dinner With Delores" on Letterman in '96, it had more of a Steely Dan feel to it...

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Ndeed--Actually, I had to go back and Listen again--and there is that feel, especially with Prince on piano....

I could even hear this being played after a Dan tune like , "Your Gold Teeth II", were Donald is playing acoustic piano....

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Reply #26 posted 05/10/17 9:06pm

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Now this is what a makes a GREAT thread! Love Steely Dan and can't wait to hear all these songs. Thanks
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I like this Monkey House tune, too!

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Monkey House- "I Could Do Without The Moonlight"

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Gary Clark (of the group Danny Wilson)- "Any Sunday Morning"


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Reply #29 posted 05/19/17 4:12pm

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Count The Days? what kind of music does he make?

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