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

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Sorry folks. I missed that.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Chris Rea doesn't get a lot of love, but there's a couple of his songs that totally nail it.

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Walter Becker also produced albums for Rosie Vela and Fra Lillo Lippi in the mid 80s, although I am a bit unsure if they really sounded much like Steely Dan. Same about the Gary Katz-produced debut album by Love and Money. All three had the same picture perfect sound and playing, but not quite the same level of musicianship in the songwriting and harmonies.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

Steely Boys are Herb Dan meets Beach Llamas and High Alpert

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

one year passes...

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

jaymc, Friday, 20 December 2013 14:26 (four years ago) Permalink

The Stepkids

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

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