PO3 Steely Dan guitar solos

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Which one was the guitar player again?

billstevejim (billstevejim), Friday, 13 May 2005 22:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Your Gold Teeth II (Larry Carlton?)
Reeling in the Years (Elliot Randall)
Bodhisatva (Skunk? Carlton?)

So many to choose from . . .

Taylor, Friday, 13 May 2005 22:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Peg" - one of the best rock guitar solos ever.

Roger Fidelity (Roger Fidelity), Friday, 13 May 2005 22:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

heppo was the guitar player

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 13 May 2005 22:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Your Gold Teeth II (Larry Carlton?)
Reeling in the Years (Elliot Randall)
Bodhisatva (Skunk? Carlton?)
So many to choose from . . .

Those three are indeed great. I'd throw in The Boston Rag and we'd really be in business.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Saturday, 14 May 2005 00:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

dean parks isnt such a bad soloist! he has a boogie woogie thing goin on. theres this great scene in the "great albums: asa" dvd where becker and fagan are at the mixing board playing other solos people laid down for peg.

charleston charge (chaki), Saturday, 14 May 2005 00:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Kid Charlemagne
FM
Peg

John Fredland (jfredland), Saturday, 14 May 2005 00:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

reelin OTM

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 14 May 2005 00:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wow, nobody chose any of mine yet.

Rikki don't lose that number
My Old School
Do It Again

billstevejim (billstevejim), Saturday, 14 May 2005 01:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Nobody chose mine either!

Third World Man
Haitian Divorce
The Fez

retort pouch (retort pouch), Saturday, 14 May 2005 02:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I thought Jeff "Skunk" Baxter played the "Reelin' In The Years" solo.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 14 May 2005 13:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

if somebody doesn't rep for "Green Earrings" in a minute here there's gonna be bloodshed

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Saturday, 14 May 2005 17:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this is a very tough question. since virtually all Dan guitar solos are incredible.

anyway, "Peg."

"Your Gold Teeth 2."

"Kid Charlemagne."

And yeah, "Green Earrings" has an ace solo. I also admire the way the solo on "Rikki" leads back into the vocal.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Saturday, 14 May 2005 18:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah peg

I really super love the solo in time out of mind

anyone seen the making of documentary for aja? they talk about the different guitarists they went through trying to get a good solo on peg. (and play a couple i think)

ronny longjohns (ronny longjohns), Saturday, 14 May 2005 23:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have to say their solos aren't what I've been listening to most.

Their version of "East Saint Louis Toodle-Doo" is one of the best guitar tracks ever though.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 14 May 2005 23:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ok I've had all day to think about this:

1. I Got the News
2. Green Earrings
3. Kid Charlemagne

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Sunday, 15 May 2005 03:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

however "Your Gold Teeth II" is also like waaaaah

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Sunday, 15 May 2005 03:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Kid Charlemagne
My Old School
Aja

Scott CE (Scott CE), Sunday, 15 May 2005 08:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Your Gold Teeth II" is Denny Dias. "Reelin in the Years" is definitley Randall.

"Kid Charlemange" is by far and away my favorite guitar solo, by anyone, ever. Even among Dan solos it stands out. I used to play in a bar band and we did this song, and I always played it note for note because it was too perfect to mess with.

I think Royal Scam is their hottest guitar album in general. Even little moments like the echoing lines during the verses in "Sign in Stranger" are great.

PS: Best Steely Dan guitar solo in a non-SD song: Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" (Baxter).

Keith C (kcraw916), Sunday, 15 May 2005 13:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Peg!
Bodhisatva
Kid Charlemagne

Brooker Buckingham (Brooker B), Sunday, 15 May 2005 14:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Change of the Guard"

J (Jay), Sunday, 15 May 2005 21:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the end of Night by Night is really hot

charleston charge (chaki), Sunday, 15 May 2005 22:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah "Kid Charlemagne" I can remember note for note. Brilliant. "Peg" and "Your Gold Teeth II" probably round out my top 3.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Monday, 16 May 2005 14:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Walter Becker's solo in "Hey Nineteen." If anyone else had played it it would have sounded like lite love-jazz.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 16 May 2005 14:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bodhisatva
Don't Take Me Alive intro
Peg

diedre mousedropping and a quarter (Dave225), Monday, 16 May 2005 14:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

SO many great ones; like, all of them! But I'll go with:

Bodhisattva (Denny Dias) - I've always loved this sort of "epic" 60-seconds give-or-take solo that starts off fairly simplistic and straightforward rhythmically, then grows more convoluted, alternately racing and chasing the tempo, threatening to fall apart entirely, then miraculously resolving itself at the exact proper moment.

Reeling In The Years (Elliot Randall) - Similar to an abbreviated "Bodhisattva", but even more reckless, if anything.

My Old School (Skunk Baxter) - Huge clumps of gnarled chord-clusters and fat handfuls of strings: the audio equivalent of a small animal chewing its own trapped leg off.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 16 May 2005 15:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

peg
rikki don't lose that number
the fez

dave q (listerine), Monday, 16 May 2005 16:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
HOLY SHIT I just discovered Third World Man. I'd heard the song before but maybe wasn't paying attention. This song has everthing!! and the guitar is so great. Did Smashing Pumpkins lift guitar parts from this for Obscured and other songs?

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 14 January 2006 23:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

FUCK NO!!! it was not Third World Man!!! it was King of the World!!!!! although i'm getting tired of it since I've listened to it 40 times since Friday. le fucking sadness. now it just sounds like disco/zydeco/surf guitar crass fusion. fuck me.

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 17:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"The Boston Rag."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 17:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

revived, cause ive come to the conclusion that the guitar(S) in "king of the world" is the best recorded guitar playing ever.
argue, if you dare..

Zeno, Monday, 15 October 2007 01:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

(though it's not a guitar solo)

Zeno, Monday, 15 October 2007 01:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I was just listening to "My Old School" today and realizing that the guitar solo on that really smokes, which I'd never noticed before.

Good to see some "King Of The World" love on here, I've said on several threads before that it's just about my favorite SD song.

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 15 October 2007 03:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

SO many great ones; like, all of them! But I'll go with:
Bodhisattva (Denny Dias) - I've always loved this sort of "epic" 60-seconds give-or-take solo that starts off fairly simplistic and straightforward rhythmically, then grows more convoluted, alternately racing and chasing the tempo, threatening to fall apart entirely, then miraculously resolving itself at the exact proper moment.

Reeling In The Years (Elliot Randall) - Similar to an abbreviated "Bodhisattva", but even more reckless, if anything.

My Old School (Skunk Baxter) - Huge clumps of gnarled chord-clusters and fat handfuls of strings: the audio equivalent of a small animal chewing its own trapped leg off.

― Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, May 16, 2005 3:01 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This is some very good stuff...we should have a thread for most eloquent, perceptive posters and good examples of their things

Anyway, anyone know why tonight's show was postponed?

Oh yeah,
Your Gold Teeth II
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose.... (unjustly unsung, short and so sweet)

iago g., Thursday, 30 July 2009 02:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

night by night
reeling in the years
also want to pick something from aja since it's such a classy record, so i'm going to opt for... home at last

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 30 July 2009 05:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"Change of the Guard"

― J (Jay), Sunday, May 15, 2005 5:44 PM (5 years ago) Bookmark

yes this fucking slays. having an SD night tonight.

gosamosapodin simgibmelreel (some dude), Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:45 (six years ago) Permalink

not enough "third world man" love on here!

original bgm, Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:50 (six years ago) Permalink

i listened to TWM a few minutes ago and did not notice the guitar solo, nor have i ever

gosamosapodin simgibmelreel (some dude), Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:52 (six years ago) Permalink

third world man forever and ever

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I've gone on boringly about "Third World Man" long enough in other Dan threads, but, I confess, I haven't noticed the solo. The main guitar HOOK on the other hand...

Rich Lolwry (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:55 (six years ago) Permalink

'everything you did' solo needs more love

jabba hands, Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:59 (six years ago) Permalink

"Third World Man" is so fucking progressive

bernard snowy, Saturday, 22 January 2011 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

er sorry I meant "King of the World"!

bernard snowy, Saturday, 22 January 2011 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

I am not the first person to do that on this thread!!

bernard snowy, Saturday, 22 January 2011 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

there's no way I could narrow it down to just a threesome.

kkvgz, Saturday, 22 January 2011 16:28 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

Bad Sneakers (RIP Walter)
Bodhisattva
Your Gold Teeth II

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 18:44 (two months ago) Permalink

there are way too many to choose from, could've gone for My Old School, Boston, RagKid Charlemagne, Green Earrings (solo 1), Reelin In The Years, Change of the Guard, I Got The News, Josie, Peg, TWM, list goes on

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 18:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Rikki
My Old School
Kid Charlemagne

that's not my post, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

My Old School for sure

is that Skunk or Becker?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 21:44 (two months ago) Permalink

It's Skunk, Becker plays bass on that and most everything on Countdown and Can't Buy a Thrill

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Becker started playing more guitar after Katy Lied.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:02 (two months ago) Permalink

The solo on The Royal Scam really blazes, though it's very short and simple. I love that opening pull off lick.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

It's always cool, and one of the jazziest things about the Dan, how the guitar solos (mostly in the later albums) lay on top of totally different chord progressions than the verses and chorus.

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, good point.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 22:28 (two months ago) Permalink

ctrl + f "kings"
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wtf???

Apart from that one, I'd go with Gold Teeth II and Bad Sneakers

J. Sam, Sunday, 10 September 2017 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

1. Green Earrings - 2nd solo (Elliott Randall)
2. Haitian Divorce - any of them (Dean Parks and Walter Becker)
3. Glamour Profession - ending (Steve Kahn)

flappy bird, Sunday, 10 September 2017 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Peg
Peg
Peg

calstars, Sunday, 10 September 2017 22:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Haitian Divorce one of the most hilarious solos ever

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 10 September 2017 23:57 (two months ago) Permalink

"Aja" (the song). Isn't it technically impossible to play? And Denny Dias had to overdub himself in order to get it right?

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 11 September 2017 00:59 (two months ago) Permalink


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