Vinnie Colaiuta plays on various Zappa albums and Two Against Nature.
― Matt Olken (Moodles), Saturday, 13 January 2007 04:47 (6 years ago) Permalink
I've been casually listening to Found Studio Tracks and I'm hearing all sorts of borrowings I've never noticed before (but particularly Zappa and Neil Young). Specifically I thought I heard Zappa in some of the vocal delivery, which may go back to humor. Maybe it's a smart-alecky stance that is the similarity.
Just for reference, I don't like Zappa much and like Neil Young quite a bit.
"Caves of Altamura" is a good example of one of the tracks that screams Neil Young to me (even ignoring the title, which sounds way more Young than Steely Dan). The chorus goes off in a different direction though and sounds more typically SD and not at all Neil to me.
― _Rudipherous_, Friday, 13 April 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Listening to some Frank Zappa this week, it really hit me that this Zappa song "Uncle Remus" reminded me quite a bit of Steely Dan. I can hear Fagen hear it my head.
― earlnash, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 02:44 (11 months ago) Permalink
I can hear Fagen singing it in my head.