Polled At Last: STEELY DAN - ILM Artist poll #50

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The granddaddy of them all.

77 ballots received (ILM artist poll record)
84 Tracks received votes
16 Albums (12 with more than one vote)
33 Solo Tracks (9 with more than one vote)

HUGE thank you to pplains my co-pilot for doing the pictures, they will debut tomorrow with the countdown.

Thanks to ILX as well, without you none of this is possible.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:25 (four years ago) Permalink

This is just to throw something out there and get it started. I actually have to go to work so this thing really starts in about 10 hours with some more sub-polls stuff.

I really didn't know how to handle the lyric part of this poll. So I decided to just post it all in one post.

Total points-Lyrics-Number 1’s, Total votes

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:26 (four years ago) Permalink


148 Is there gas in the car? Yes there’s gas in the car. 1-4
76 Well I should know by now. That it's just a spasm. Like a Sunday in T.J. That it's cheap but it's not free. That I'm not what I used to be. And that love's not a game for three. 1-2
69 They got a name for the winners in the world. I want a name when I lose. 2
40 Driving like a fool out to Hackensack. Drinking his dinner from a paper sack. He says I gotta see a joker. And I'll be right back. 1-1
40 Show Biz Kids, making movies of themselves. you know they don't give a fuck about anybody else. 1-1
40 So outrageous. 1-1
40 Brut and Charisma. Poured from a shadow where he stood 1-1
40 I heard it was you. Talking about a world where all is free. It just couldn't be. And only a fool would say that 1-1
40 Bodacious cowboys. Such as your friend. Will never be welcome here. High in the Custerdome. 1-1
40 That shape is my shade, there where I used to stand 1-1
40 Bring a horn along and you can add to the pure confection. And if you can't fly you'll have to move in with the rhythm section. 1-1
40 I can see the ladies talking how the times are getting hard. and that fearsome excavation on Magnolia Boulevard. 1 -1
40 I crawl like a viper through these suburban streets. Make love to these women. Languid and bittersweet 1-1
36 The Cuervo Gold. The fine Colombian. Make tonight a wonderful thing. 1
36 A just machine to make big decisions. Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision. We'll be clean when their work is done. We'll be eternally free yes and eternally young. 1
36 I never seen you looking so bad my funky one. You tell me that your super-fine mind has come undone. 1
36 At the grotto. In the greasy chair. Sits the charlie with the lotion and the kinky hair. 1
36 I am holding a mystical sphere it's direct from lhasa. Where people are rolling in the snow far from the world we know. 1
36 Double helix in the sky tonight 1
36 Just when it. Seems so clear. That it's. Over now. Drink your big black cow. And get out of here. 1
33 They got the Steely Dan t-shirts. 1
33 Turn up the eagles, The neighbors are listening 1
33 Who is the gaucho amigo. Why is he standing. In your spangled leather poncho. And your elevator shoes? 1
33 The mechanized hum of another world 1
33 Even Cathy Berberian knows. There's one roulade she can't sing 1
33 Rose darling come to me. Snake Mary dreams along. I would guess she's in Detroit. With lots of money in the bank. Although I could be wrong. 1
33 One more expensive kiss-off. Who do you think I am? 1
33 Well I've been around the world and I've been in the Washington Zoo. And in all my travels as the facts unravel I've found this to be true. 1
33 Are you crazy are you high. Or just an ordinary guy 1
33 Drive west on Sunset. Turn that jungle music down. Just until we're out of town. 1
33 Now you swear in kicking Vegas that you’re not a gambling man. Then you find you’re back in Vegas with a handle in your hand 1

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

12 Lyrics ballots
31 different submissions

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

almost used Ez Snappin suggestion "Don't Give a Fuck About Anybody Else: The Steely Dan Poll" but ended up using Euler's suggestion for the title of this poll instead.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:35 (four years ago) Permalink

somehow missed that we did a lyrics poll, oh well, great selections!

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:35 (four years ago) Permalink

77* ballots is a fantastic turnout! But not quite a record -- Bowie got 80.

*evidence of ilx entering the collective whatsit

WilliamC, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

awesome to see my first place tied for fourth!

how's life, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:49 (four years ago) Permalink

gah Big Ears kind of screwed me on getting a ballot in for this one by cutoff date but thats what you get for procrastinating. will root for my picks on the sidelines though, v v stoked for this.

kyenkyen, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I submitted a lyrics ballot but my picks are not included above, so I just wanted to make a special shout out to my #1:

The milk truck eased into my space
Somebody screamed somewhere

cwkiii, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^ best lyrics

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

um...I got a confirmation mail but judging by that list my lyrics ballot wasn't counted

g simmel, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:17 (four years ago) Permalink

this is an outrage

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:19 (four years ago) Permalink

It looks like the whole of "Gaucho" made the lyrics list.

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:26 (four years ago) Permalink

don't want this great of-the-time post to get buried in the old thread:

My first poll! I couldn't pass this one up. The first six albums came out when I was in high school and college, and the rock radio station in Pittsburgh honestly played every single song from those six albums. It was like those albums were nothing but singles.
I saw them in 1974, they opened for the Beach Boys. Musically, they were tremendous, of course, but what made the biggest impression on me was how grouchy they seemed. I was 17 and a freshman in college, and my university was across the street from the arena and the hotel where all the bands stayed, and we'd always stop over at the hotel after the show to gawk and see if we could get a hello out of the bands, but we didn't go over there to say hello to Steely Dan. We knew that if they said anything to us, it would be mean, lol.
"Can't Buy a Thrill" is so underrated, you have to know what it was like to hear that in 1972 when it first came out, how different it was and what an impact it made, at least on my ears.

FFS this was hard.

― Sandy, Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:26 AM

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Isn't the Do It Again line
"Now you swear and kick and beg us
That you're not a gamblin' man
Then you find you're back in Vegas
With a handle in your hand"

nickn, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Always liked that he pronounced "beg us" to rhyme with Vegas.

nickn, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

yep, also "Drive west on Sunset, to the sea".

nitro-burning funny car (Moodles), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

Sandy's post (quoted above) was great. I wouldn't quite rank seeing Steely Dan in '72 with Dylan in '66 or the Velvets in '67 or the Rolling Stones in '72, but--well, you get the idea.

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:00 (four years ago) Permalink

are we getting any track results today

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:02 (four years ago) Permalink

you know that the coming is so close at hand / you feel all right

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

*vibes solo*

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

*tomorrow, the razor boy comes for my ballot*

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:19 (four years ago) Permalink

POLLing a fool would say that

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Up on the hill
Hurry up Bee OK
That's what we say

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink


°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

what is hungry reggae?

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 19:50 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean, besides being an aphrodisiac, what is it?

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 19:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Dem belly not so full?

nickn, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 20:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm working an event where a high school choir instructor is getting a music educator award, and the video package about him features a pretty nifty vocal arrangement of "Peg"

CANS.... and D? (some dude), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Bummed that Bowie (whom I love) beat out SD--don't think I've ever been so jones'd for a poll result!

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Dude, it was Bowie. I mean, has Steely Dan even been to outer space?

pplains, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Weekends on All Things Considered continues its "Why Music Matters" series with music from the heavens, as chosen by astronaut Stan Love.

"In space, every day is an important day of work," Love says. But when he was sent up to the space station to drop off and pick up crew members, the returning station crew member asked, "Dudes, where are the tunes?"

Suddenly, the shuttle mid-deck is filled with Steely Dan and "some other kind of old-guy music, since we're largely old guys here," Love says. All the lights were turned off in the cabin as the shuttle flew across "the cloud tops at 17,000 miles per hour, so [the Earth is] always spinning underneath you, scrolling past.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 20:52 (four years ago) Permalink

xp imagining Becker-Fagen floating in a space capsule is makin' me chuckle over here

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:02 (four years ago) Permalink

^^ Stan Love

pplains, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:19 (four years ago) Permalink

all the stars come out at night

weatheringdaleson, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Stteely Dan Love

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

damn i fucked that up

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Can we be shown gauchos + Stan Love?

pplains, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:23 (four years ago) Permalink

You'll have to baig us.

nickn, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

sleeve and clemenza, thank you for the shout-out! I am new here and that makes me feel very welcome.

Sandy, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:43 (four years ago) Permalink

And clemenza, I saw the Stones in 72, too. I was 16. Got my driver's license that morning, went to see the Stones and opening act Stevie Wonder that night. That was a good day.

Sandy, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

shocked that 'california! tumbles into the sea!' didn't make the lyrics rundown, this poll has already lost all credibility.

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:51 (four years ago) Permalink

^^We're all too busy smoking with the boys upstairs to notice/vote.

How About A Kiss For Your Cousin Doogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:00 (four years ago) Permalink

i considered "california tumbles into the sea" but ultimately rejected it after deciding warren zevon had said it better.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Stones and opening act Stevie Wonder

why even go on living after seeing that? i mean, at that point, you're pretty much done, aren't you?

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

xp otm, with the motel standing and all

g simmel, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:22 (four years ago) Permalink

And clemenza, I saw the Stones in 72, too. I was 16. Got my driver's license that morning, went to see the Stones and opening act Stevie Wonder that night. That was a good day.

― Sandy, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:46 PM (36 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

welcome Sandy, and I am SO jealous of you! I think if I could time travel to one show it would be '72 Stones and Stevie

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:23 (four years ago) Permalink

That was a good day.

Hall of Fame understatement.

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 22:29 (four years ago) Permalink


Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 11 September 2015 20:11 (three years ago) Permalink

wsj article on the making of deacon blues: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-steely-dan-created-deacon-blues-1441727645

brimstead, Friday, 11 September 2015 20:14 (three years ago) Permalink

hah, Oliver Nelson! I had "DB" come up on shuffle right next to "Stolen Moments" the other day....

Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Saturday, 12 September 2015 00:43 (three years ago) Permalink

That Wall St Journal article is so good. I could listen to Walter Becker all day. What I wouldn't give to have that kind of treatment of the whole corpus!

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 12 September 2015 14:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Apropos of nothing, I just found this quote on the Wikipedia page for Bitches Brew and feel like it reinforces the side of Dan I like the least:

Donald Fagen, co-founder of Steely Dan, called the album "essentially just a big trash-out for Miles" in 2007: "To me it was just silly, and out of tune, and bad. I couldn't listen to it. It sounded like Davis was trying for a funk record, and just picked the wrong guys. They didn't understand how to play funk. They weren't steady enough."

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 16 September 2015 22:28 (three years ago) Permalink

he's wrong, but i guess i can appreciate the iconoclasm

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

i have to say that love steely dan, but for all their vaunted love of jazz, their music strikes me as antithetical to a major component of postwar jazz, in that every lick feels locked in place. it's very dense and accomplished pop music, but the jazz influence is present largely in instrumental color IMO.

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 22:57 (three years ago) Permalink

maybe fagen would agree tho

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 22:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Good points. It's crazy how Fagen kind of sounds almost identical to the sanctimonious "insult to the intellect of the people"-type criticisms Miles received from 1969-73 from critics and biographers like Ian Carr and Jack Chambers – people with this rigidly romanticized, oh-so-precious view of what jazz was supposed to be.

I think this may be why I've never liked "Deacon Blues" at all.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 16 September 2015 23:24 (three years ago) Permalink

It's not too surprising to me that Fagen is not the type of jazz fan who would appreciate fusion-period Miles. There were plenty of jazz fans who didn't, mostly of a more trad bent. In that quote Fagen kind of echoes Stanley Crouch, who called Bitches Brew "static beats and clutter".

o. nate, Friday, 18 September 2015 02:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Cool jazz / hard bop era is the last jazz period Becker & Fagen like. Super cranky interview with them in Musician in 1980 where they go on about how Ornette Coleman is retrograde.
And R&B peaks with Ray Charles, according to Fagen in Eminent Hipsters ..... where Fagen also admits his tastes did not develop in pretty much anything beyond his youthful obsessions.

Steely Dan a prime example of great artist with narrow - positively reactionary - tastes.

Vic Perry, Friday, 18 September 2015 16:33 (three years ago) Permalink

what's jarring is how their avowed tastes are largely not reflected in their music

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 September 2015 16:35 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean apart from East St. Louis Toodle-oo and more subliminal stuff like chord voicings and having tight horn arrangements, their music bears zero resemblance to hard bop or ray charles or whatever

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 September 2015 16:36 (three years ago) Permalink

I think of their version of East St. L T. as a "nice gesture" - Duke was dying that year. Musically it's a travesty, a Disneyfication. Both the 20s and 30s versions by Duke are weird, spooky records that still sound alive. I've said this before, but the enshrinement of Duke Ellington as Cultural Institution means a lot of people miss a lot of wild sonic kicks thinking they are visiting a monument or something.

I think what worked for Steely Dan was that they did rock and pop with extra confidence, out of a sense they were in on something harder that they were not worthy of, but could compensate with pop music that was comparatively complicated.

This attitude has also produced some of the most awful crap from nearly anybody else who has it ---- all those classically trained idiots who think pop music is easy until they embarrass themselves. (name your own examples).

Vic Perry, Friday, 18 September 2015 16:52 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

pplains is going to be my co-poll runner for Talking Heads. Bumping this tread to look again at what he did for us before. I also think he did Sonic Youth?

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Aw, too much of a bourgeois ILXor for SY.

Along with this one, I've done Gotta Make Polls for the Polls I Make - ILM HUSKER DU POLL RESULTS and Deez POLLABLE Heroes - THE ILM //METALLICA\ POLL RESULTS

This one, by far - and so far, has been my favorite. Gotta say, there is something to running these polls by EITHER crunching the numbers OR doing the art. Looking forward to another side gig!

pplains, Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

it was Husker Du that i was looking for, thought it was SY. i should have also remembered Metallica as that was more recent.

i agree, Steely Dan might actually be ILM's best poll.

again, thanks.

To Live and Die In L.A. (Bee OK), Friday, 24 March 2017 04:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Those Metallica Bible pictures really went a lot flatter on me than I would've predicted.

pplains, Friday, 24 March 2017 05:19 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

never heard this (written by fagen)


gr8080, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Snazzy suit.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2017 14:41 (one year ago) Permalink

walkin the dog and watching soul train

gr8080, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

The new Fagen/Rundgren collar is great


X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Tuesday, 9 May 2017 14:56 (one year ago) Permalink

omg lol

gr8080, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 15:28 (one year ago) Permalink

ha wow!

brimstead, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 23:40 (one year ago) Permalink

it's surreal hearing their voices together

brimstead, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 23:40 (one year ago) Permalink

So I take it this is about Trump.

o. nate, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:13 (one year ago) Permalink

and not too elegant

niels, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Great that this thread got bumped. I listen to this Spotify playlist about once every quarter or four times a year.

the future is now, Thursday, 11 May 2017 04:29 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"Here Comes those San Ana Winds again"

happening to be listening to this Spotify right now. living in Southern California. oh yeah, add a bit of red wine.

Bee OK, Thursday, 20 July 2017 02:21 (one year ago) Permalink

probably the reason for my activity tonight.

lucky you :-)

Bee OK, Thursday, 20 July 2017 02:22 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I have been listening to ILM's Top 60 Spotify playlist these last couple of days for obvious reasons.

RIP Walter Becker.

the future is now, Thursday, 7 September 2017 01:17 (one year ago) Permalink

A poster named some dude made this playlist:


the future is now, Thursday, 7 September 2017 01:28 (one year ago) Permalink

It's the results of this thread, just to be clear.

the future is now, Thursday, 7 September 2017 01:29 (one year ago) Permalink

I've had 'Peg' stuck in my head all day.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Thursday, 7 September 2017 11:45 (one year ago) Permalink

i remember some dude!

i have been listening to a lot of Steely Dan this week including this playlist. so sad.

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 September 2017 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

i have been watching the HBO series The Leftovers and last night it had a funny scene. they are having a party and one of the main actors teenage daughter is walking around. Steely Dan's "Only a Fool Would Say That" is playing at this huge party and she asked her dad who would play this music? he replies "old people" it is implied that he picked the music. i wanted to see where that song placed on our countdown and i see it was number 27.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 September 2017 01:34 (one year ago) Permalink

been watching the hell out of some making Aja on YouTube

pretty much beats any roc doc/ artist biopic/ making of I can think of

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 9 September 2017 01:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the legendary six hour long "well the" session, just to see what the fuck was going on.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Saturday, 9 September 2017 10:57 (one year ago) Permalink

To be fair to Walter and Donald, the "well the" moment really is fantastic

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Saturday, 9 September 2017 13:35 (one year ago) Permalink

The new Fagen/Rundgren collar is great


Apparently they did this during the Morph the Cat sessions:


Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:54 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this poll predated my Dan fandom but it was a great read. bravo to everyone but especially to Bee OK and to pplains. the images here may be your finest hour. lotta things surprised me in the countdown, my ballot would look a lot different than this list i think! "gaucho" would be my #1 is the only thing i'm sure of.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 29 October 2017 15:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

thank you, this is one of the best artist poll done on ILM if i don't say so myself and was a lot of fun. i remember ILx had outage during the roll-out and i was freaking out. it just caused this poll to run into Sunday, which in the end did not matter.

Bee OK, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

results have fallen off:

Bee OK, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/1219464571/playlist/3WxVfruSRGjCsxQsrtZNuG

images by pplains, link courtesy of gr8080:


8 Ballots
Full Results for 33 Solo Tracks
Total Points, Song, (Number One(s)), Total Votes

262 I.G.Y. 4-7
157 The Nightfly 1-5
156 New Frontier 5
94 Maxine 1-3
82 The Goodbye Look 3
73 Morph the Cat 1-2
64 I'm Not the Same Without You 2
58 H Gang 2
50 Slinky Thing 2
45 Circus Money 2
40 Paging Audrey 1-1
36 This Moody Bastard 1

33 Downtown Canon 1
33 Tomorrow' s Girls 1
33 Brite Nitegown 1
30 Junkie Girl 1
30 Ruby Baby 1
30 Somebody’s Saturday Night 1
30 Magic Smile (Rosie Zaza) 1
30 Walk Between Raindrops 1
28 Countermoon 1
27 Mary Shut the Garden Door 1
26 Miss Marlene 1
26 Security Joan 1
26 Hard Up Case 1
25 Weather In My Head 1
24 Century’s End 1
24 Down In The Bottom 1
23 Book Of Liars 1
23 The New Breed 1
23 Lazy Nina (Greg Philliganes) 1
22 Snowbound 1
25 What I Do 1


40 Ballots
Full Results for 16 Albums
Total Points, Song, (Number One(s)), Total Votes

1312 Aja 9-39
1198 Pretzel Logic 5-39
1191 Katie Lied 3-38
1180 Countdown to Ecstasy 7-35
1135 Gaucho 8-36
1096 The Royal Scam 5-38
1063 Can’t Buy a Trill 1-37
517 The Nightfly 2-18
223 Two Against Nature 9
166 Everything Must Go 7

89 Sunken Condos 4
45 11 Tracks of Whack 2
25 Circus Money 1
20 Alive In America 1
18 Morph The Cat 1
17 Kamakiriad 1


77 Ballots Received (2 unranked)
Full Results for 84 Tracks
Total Points, Song, (Number One(s)), Total Votes

1600 Deacon Blues 6-59
1515 My Old School 10-54
1314 Peg 3-57
1252 Doctor Wu 7-44
1203 Kid Charlemagne 5-50
1158 Rikki Don't Lose That Number 4-46
1129 Babylon Sisters 4-44
1117 Black Cow 3-45
1036 Any Major Dude Will Tell You 3-41

885 Hey Nineteen 43
808 Do It Again 1-35
806 Dirty Work 1-36
767 Bad Sneakers 1-39
761 Show Biz Kids 2-32
732 Aja 3-30
722 FM (No Static At All) 34
699 King Of The World 2-28
686 Pretzel Logic 3-33
678 Josie 1-32
669 Gaucho 2-27

646 The Boston Rag 2-27
644 Reelin’ In The Years 32
628 Third World Man 1-26
627 The Caves Of Altamira 25
575 Black Friday 28
556 Barrytown 1-27
543 Only A Fool Would Say That 22
540 Time Out Of Mind 24
522 Night By Night 24
513 Razor Boy 22
492 Rose Darling 24
478 Your Gold Teeth II (2-23)
475 Haitian Divorce 23
468 Your Gold Teeth 1-23
433 Bodhisattva 1-20
427 Glamour Profession 21
418 Don’t Take Me Alive 1-20
408 Home At Last 1-19
402 Midnight Cruiser 18
374 Any World (That I'm Welcome To) 1-15

308 Pearl Of The Quarter 14
304 The Royal Scam 16
302 Everyone’s Gone To The Movies 17
268 Charlie Freak 1-12
264 The Fez 13
259 Green Earrings 1-13
244 Here At the Western World 13
227 Daddy Don’t Live In That New York City No More 13
189 Sign In Stranger 10
179 Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me) 9

176 Jack Of Speed 1-8
171 Kings 9
156 My Rival 7
143 Through With Buzz 7
132 Throw Back The Little Ones 7
101 Everything You Did 5
90 Second Arrangement 5
79 Parker's Band 4
76 Almost Gothic 4
72 Monkey In Your Soul 3
60 I Got the News 3
59 West Of Hollywood 3
59 Fire in the Hole 3
56 Turn That Heartbeat Over Again 4
49 Change Of The Guard 3
47 Godwhacker 3
45 Everything Must Go 2
42 Gaslighting Abbie 2
39 Cousin Dupree 2
37 Things I Miss The Most 2
36 Janie Runaway 2
30 Mr. Sam 1
43 With A Gun 3
42 You Got The Bear 2
24 Were You Blind That Day 1
22 The Mock Turtle Song 1
20 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo 1
20 Two Against Nature 1
15 This All Too Mobile Home 1
15 Kulee Baba 1
14 Chain Lightning 1
14 Dallas 1
13 Pixeleen 1
12 Blues Beach 1

Bee OK, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I can’t find the poll we did with the awesome graphics, but it looks like at least one of those images is being used elsewhere:


calstars, Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:38 (five months ago) Permalink

wow, that's crazy. pplains graphics will forever be immortalized on YouTube.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:12 (five months ago) Permalink

i think you got the right threat calstars. unless you are looking for something that isn't Steely Dan and those amazing graphics that pplains put together.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:13 (five months ago) Permalink


Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:14 (five months ago) Permalink


Including Nos. 51-60 in this poll one of the best ideas you had.

pplains, Saturday, 14 April 2018 23:43 (five months ago) Permalink

oh yeah, thanks. what pplains is talking about. it was poll number 50 so i was going to roll out a Top 50. at the last minute i asked pplains if he could make up 10 more images and he scrambled but was able to come up with them. the reason i added the extra 10 was because there was a number 1 in there. also "The Second Arrangement" ended up being 57 and now on YouTube, lol.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:55 (five months ago) Permalink

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