Help me identify Steely-Dan-a-like pop music please

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Wasn't Rosie Vela's basically with SDan as backing band?

Mark G, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think so. They've been working together a lot after disbanding Steely Dan, so no wonder they regrouped for two new Dan albums around 10 years ago.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I reckon, btw, that Fagen's solo albums have sounded more Dan-like than Becker's and the one that as not produced by Becker as probably the most Dan-sounding of all (probably should have worked more with Gary Katz).

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Becker's last solo album Circus Money is the best Steely Dan album of the last 30 years

some dude, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Following up on the High Llamas comment, I think "Checking In, Checking Out" from Gideon Gaye is by far their most Steely Dan-like song. It sounds like a long lost track from Pretzel Logic.

Moodles, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

High Llamas are Steely Dan meets Beach Boys and Herb Alpert.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Steely Boys are Herb Dan meets Beach Llamas and High Alpert

jabba hands, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is something about The High Llamas which keeps drawing me back to them. They still make good albums. Never quite as good as Gideon Gaye, but certainly never bad albums. I will probably love all their albums when I really am on old git.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Seriously, you guys, this Mayer Hawthorne album...

jaymc, Friday, 20 December 2013 14:26 (10 months ago) Permalink

The Stepkids

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Friday, 20 December 2013 14:59 (10 months ago) Permalink

The Stars Are Ours is basically an Aja/Gaucho version of Reelin In The Years

Master of Treacle, Friday, 20 December 2013 16:30 (10 months ago) Permalink

I've said it before but some Tokyo Jihen have a somewhat Steely Dannish sound. They are generally in Japanese though, so you if you are looking for lyrical similarity, that could be a problem.

Noudouteki Sanpunkan

Konya wa Karasawagi

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 20 December 2013 16:45 (10 months ago) Permalink


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