I will never understand the backlash. You might use it if you feel better You don't wanna call nobody else Don’t try to call me when they finally run you down I’m personally more drawn to their first five albums when there was still a strong rock element to their music, but there’s no question that Aja is a classic and Gaucho does have its charm for me. “There was never a conscious thought about picking up Horace Silver’s intro. You were the founders of the clinic on the hill Rikki, don't lose that number , Also, Walter (RIP ) produced Rickie Lee Jones’ excellent 1989 LP ‘Flying Cowboys,’ and co-wrote the lovely opening track “The Horses.” , Erik North The last few shows I’ve been to I notice that they slip more and more Steely Dan covers in, and I admit they do them justice, probably their strongest songs as a matter of fact. I’m too young to have found them in their prime, but I picked up “The Royal Scam” used for $1.99 when I was in high school and didn’t even know anything about them beyond it was a cool cover. Sam Cody (Steely Dan’s highest-charting single, 1974’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” peaked at #4. Another group I enjoyed more as I aged was Moody Blues for similar reasons. Perhaps I should go back and give them another listen. Rest in peace, Walter. when their album two against nature came out almost 20 years ago a friend I used to carpool to work with played it every other day when he had command of the cd player. September 7, 2017 @ #7 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number “Rikki” was released in 1974 off the “Pretzel Logic” album and was Steely Dan’s biggest single. It would be an understatement to say that it had a good run. Parker's Band. September 5, 2017 @ 10:27 am. Instrumental 2 15. Some of their songs are so overwhelmingly enticing that I get mesmerized: “Do It Again,” “Reelin' In the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “FM (No Static at All),” “Hey Nineteen.” Those are probably their most played songs on the radio, and I bet most have heard of them. And you’ve seen all the western movies September 8, 2017 @ September 5, 2017 @ I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run Best part is though, its just dang good music. Love the other comment about listening to guys like these with Keith Whitley, cause we can! 3:30 pm, used to hate these guys when I was young even though id only heard a few of their songs. Steely Dan is a weird band. (Rikki, don't lose that number) Why are they even being played on the classic rock station? September 29, 2019 @ Your email address will not be published. You hear songs like Do it Again or Stealers Wheels’ Stuck in the Middle and wander what in sam hell their talking about?! When you get home September 8, 2017 @ 5:29 pm. Steely Dan didn’t fit that. When you get home With you 100% about loving many styles. You may also dig this band too…A title dusting of Fagen & Becker. 8:55 pm. ‘Black Cow’ shows they could get funky when they wanted, too. A cool Dan cover of Do It Again can be found on Waylons Music Man album, defnitely worth checking out. 6:55 am. The album was two years in the making and required 42 studio musicians to complete as Donald Fagen and Walter Becker dealt with creative, personal and professional issues. It's the only one you own. The sax in ‘Baker Street’ is awesome. Why Don't You Tell Me So 11. Random Notes Through With Buzz. Thank for the article, Trig!!! And yes, that’s probably classic rock radio’s fault. After this, it’s time for Pink Floyd and Rush! Brett Class act live from the horn section, full compliment of background singers, strings, etc. Jack Williams See our events page. So Rikki, don't lose that number,867-5309. Scotty J Instead of Baby Mozart, my wife and I played Van Morrison all night long for our daughter for years. Bob will of course be on our next gig at the Lizzie Rose Music Hall in Tuckerton, NJ. They dab at you with a somewhat haunting, simple, obtuse, plain sound, and that all at once. September 5, 2017 @ September 5, 2017 @ For me personally I’ve found it more and more difficult to get into any new music as I’ve gotten older. Rikki, don't lose that number. September 5, 2017 @ Great horns. Great setlist, tight band and a soundman who knew his stuff. Send it off in a letter to yourself September 5, 2017 @ Sep 24, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Ande Clayton. One of the best shows I’ve seen. Bill I think they were one of the bands with the money and backing to do it, that spend years, recording one album. 6:22 am. They were the cynics, sure, but they also paid real tribute to the Queen of Soul. Another excerp from the our performance at the Cutting Room. I’ve been listening to Steely Dan since I was 12. Les Archer sbach66 With a gun 7:43 pm. You might use it if you feel better. Feb 28, 2020 - TRAILER PARK BOYS. [Chorus] 11:38 am. Im in my early 30s and as a teenager, i couldnt stand this music, but as ive grown older, i appreciate it more. September 6, 2017 @ Ahhh….yet another cool thing that Clint did on accident that Garth could never do on purpose. It’s a 5.) 10:32. You might use it if you feel better You might use it if you feel better Are they trippin on drugs or is it something more? “Now all those day-glo freaks who used to paint the face, they’ve joined the human race, some things well never change!”, Stringbuzz As for the piano line, I think I had heard it on an old Sergio Mendes album. Dragging pop music into its high modernist phase, Becker and Fagen took musical ideas from the entire American spectrum, especially jazz, and compressed them into immediately accessible three-minute vignettes. Doug September 5, 2017 @ Your email address will not be published. Discover (and save!) September 6, 2017 @ Rikki, don't lose that number A couple of Jimmy Buffet’s songs: School Boy Heart and Scarlet Begonias One reason ive grown to like bands like this is how their songs are very open to interpretation. After all, the band is named after a freaking dildo, and have you seen photos of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker? your own Pins on Pinterest [Chorus] 5:00 pm, Cool you mentioned him cause Waylon covered Bakerstreet on Hangin Tough. A damn fine band. 6:09 pm. Becker along with fellow bandmate Donald Fagen wrote some of the 1970s biggest hits, including 'Rikki Don't Lose that Number', 'Do It Again' and 'Reelin' in the Years'. Six String Richie 2:08 pm, Luckyoldsun -Ed. [Verse 1] One way or another, girls just want to have fun. Rikki, don't lose that number Gumslasher I think perhaps you’re confusing them with Three Dog Night. Saturate before using. They could have been huge, but they decided to soldier forth with their music via less trodden paths that purposely hung to the side of popularity so as not to corrupt the sentiments they were trying to covey. I love, love, love Steely Dan and I just treasure their albums. It has an iconic opening, with percussion and xylophone, followed by the sound of chimes, before breaking into: hotkeys: D = random, W = upvote, S = downvote, A = back. For me when I was in HS and for much of college (late 70’s), I wanted my rock-n-roll, straight-forward, guitar heavy and loud. 09. You didn’t know what exactly it was you didn’t like about Steely Dan. Maybe you knew that despite the narrow playlist on the radio, Steely Dan had even better deep cuts, or hadn’t stopped recording in the 70’s, despite the radio ignoring it. [Chorus] After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” I don’t know what to do. And afterwards, turned and ground their cigarettes on the sidewalk with their heels. July You're A … Required fields are marked *, Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. I mean ‘clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right’ is such a classic line. 6:00 am. And leave him lying in the rain? Hence the (delicious) expression, pretzel logic.The term is evidenced by at least 1967 in American Opinion, a magazine of the far-right, anticommunist John Birch Society.. Pretzel logic is used to describe inconsistent, illogical thinking that, once scrutinized, doesn’t stand up. 8:08 pm, that’s too harsh, but it’s true they had their straw men and boogeymen, just like ginger, Flying J With a gun Thanks lentigogirl! Great guitar. EW in DFW A classic pretzel is circular, full of holes, and twists in on itself—just like faulty reasoning. Limiting yourself to one genre is kind of depressing really. But, and this is the big thing, these various genres are best when they stay in there own lanes and that is really where the current music has gone off the rails and I really fear that it is a permanent crack up. We lost Rikki's number. But it shouldn’t be uncool to like their music. He slapped your hand so you settled up your bill. Scotty J I’ve seen him a few times in concert. Sheets”. Obsession Song: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" One-Woman Song: "Peg", "Josie" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" The Pete Best: Chevy Chase was the drummer for Fagen and Becker's Bard College proto-Steely Dan band The Leather Canary. September 6, 2017 @ Yet that was the first time I realized it could be cool to like a Steely Dan song, even as a country fan. September 5, 2017 @ I asked myself why do they get such a bad rap? [Verse 2] I have a friend in town, he's heard your name. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. With a gun In its heyday in the 1970s, the band scored hits with “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Do It Again,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Deacon Blues.” Born in New York City in 1950, Becker grew up revering the jazz giants Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Set In Stone 13. Send it off in a letter to yourself With 57 of 242 votes, Rikki Don't Lose That Number is out. And also “The Fez” and “F.M. Maybe it was Donald Fagan’s high pitched voice, or the sort of quasi disco sound of “Peg” and others. SD were definitely an “uncool” band with “uncool” songs that takes time and experience to fully appreciate, even if you never gravitate to full fandom. You owed him money but you gave him something more know that Alabama is the Crimson Tide. Steve Earle & The Dukes Cover “Champagne Corolla”, Dolly Parton – Pretty Paper (with Willie Nelson) (Official Music Video), Listen to Interview with Trigger on the Real Country Revival, New Eric Church Song “Doing Life With Me”, Lowdown Drifters w/ Dalton Domino “Give Up on the Dream”, Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams Release “Plastic Bouquet”, New Craig Gerdes Song “You’re Not in the Picture Anymore”, La Honda Records Music Break w/ Colter Wall, Vincent Neil Emerson, “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard” Released, Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena 2019) Released, Marcus King: “Wildflowers & Wine” on Fallon, James Steinle Releases New Album “Cold German Mornings”, Why People Hate to Love Steely Dan, But Shouldn’t, Saving Country Music’s 2020 Song of the Year, Sturgill Simpson Puts 2 Bluegrass Albums in Top of Country Charts, How The Grand Ole Opry Became a Surprising Winner of 2020, K.T. Let’s face it, it’s sort of a weird band that’s too jazzy to be progressive rock, and too rock to be considered jazz, that was slotted into the slosh pit of the classic rock space by Clear Channel some 35 years ago, and asked to fend for itself among legacy AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd cuts. They’ll never be my favorite band. blue demon September 29, 2019 @ If you’re not familiar with Steely Dan, I suggest you start with Aja. 4:55 pm. September 6, 2017 @ See more ideas about Trailer park boys, Trailer park, Boys. When you get home You will be what you are just the same Suggestive lyrics. I love Van Morrison. Trying educate myself about Van Morrison (because we are going to go see him open for Willie Nelson this Sunday), I came across these guys. Lone Wolf 4:11 pm. With Steely Dan, I similarly found myself enjoying them more as I got older. I have a friend in town, he's heard your name Concert can be good or bad depending on his mood. 3 . The two-disk set Philosopher’s Stone is an outstanding work that is later than what is mostly know of him. Just give fair warning any time you come around, If you ask a professional musician what they think about Steely Dan, in my experience, they all say, “the best, but they didn’t make good songs.”. So I can absolutely love Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac and Waylon Jennings and Keith Whitley and Sidney Bechet. 9 Years Ago ChiTownHustler General Comment: I hear a precursor to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" in a little riff right after Donald sings, "Tobacco they grow in Peking." But when I look around the crowd of 20 and 30-something yuppies, it always looks like they lose the crowd every time they launch into a SD song. These guys are fucking lame. 'Baddantakes' has become the unofficial online HQ for Steely Dan riffs, memes, and one-liners. They were like The Band. August 21, 2018 @ Maybe you had a sense that behind the scenes, among the population of musicians themselves, there was a much higher regard for Steely Dan because of the way they were able to slither complexity into pop and rock music in a way that allowed the population to be receptive to it. Lord knows I dig a shit-ton of music now that I never could have seen myself listening to once upon a time. Look, Steely Dan is not for everyone. Haha, BrushHawg Send it off in a letter to yourself I’m not going to press charges.” Fagen’s band, Steely Dan, is a popular jazz/rock outfit who debuted in 1972 and are known for songs like “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” The … Their recordings are awesome! A lot of their music…. As a consequence I find myself taking deep dives into classic artists of many genres in a search for something fresh, strangely enough. At least it’s not Elton John, I guess. Great drums. 1:08 pm. (No Static At All)”. With a gun They were the smartasses in the back of class who made wisecracks, but in their case, they really were smarter than the teacher. September 5, 2017 @ I appreciate their talent and artistry but have to admit after their first album and a few singles here and there, I never got Steely Dan. Your right, the sax is killer on that one! That song would appear on their next album after this one. It was just uncool to like them. Earbuds or computer speakers won’t cut it. Steely Dan reached its peak with Pretzel Logic (1974)—with the hit song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”—and Katy Lied (1975). Be Sure 12. It’s so much fun to find new styles of music! You’ll be missed, Walter. I always thought ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ would make a great country song. We hear you're leaving, that's okay Maybe that’s where Horace heard it, too.” -Donald Fagen http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/07/interview-donald-fagen.html, I thought our little wild time had just begun, http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/07/interview-donald-fagen.html, Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Far Corporation, Ricky Don't Lose That Number by Tom Robinson. Si comme le rappelait Le Monde récemment "le lien n'est pas établi entre rap et psychopathes", les tarés sont partis en … Besides loving country I love 90s alt rock, surf, punk, 50s and early 60s rock, and Latin stuff like bachata and salsa. They set benchmarks and high standards. Rikki, don't lose that number. So there you were being force fed “Reelin’ In The Years” and “Do It Again” over and over again with no recourse, and telling your fellow classic rock buddies how much Steely Dan sucked. Lol…..your lame worshiping of this mediocre soft rock trash is amusing. I was like two years old when they released their first album so I obviously wasn’t a fan of theirs when they were in their prime but I found them later on. They were popular despite themselves, because they were just too good to be ignored, even if they were often misunderstood. Had the opportunity to see them live a couple times and they were stellar. They played music that top Nashville session players admired. E: Cazenovia Casanova 16. [Outro] Just my theory but I think it is common with someone like Steely Dan. September 5, 2017 @ Welcome to r/SteelyDan, the best place on the internet to discuss Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the … 1:23 am. 4:23 pm. But if you have a change of heart Saw them back in 2001 at what is now KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. "Hey Nineteen" was the first single from Steely Dan's 1980 release, Gaucho. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Hey, Mickey! I vaguely remember their songs being played at Pirates games. 6:25 pm. 5:05 am, Jack Williams Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1974) Show Biz Kids (1973) Sign In Stranger (1976) The Caves of Altamira (1976) The Fez (1976) The Royal Scam (1976) More Songfacts: Whip ItDevo. I thought our little wild time had just begun [Intro] Kingpete My wife enjoys them, and I appreciate them for their talent even if I wouldn’t make any effort on my own to attend their shows. 10:27 pm, Brett, I’m right out there with though as a Texan, I tend to lean to Outlaw Country. Caption this Meme. And the radio kept playing them, because that’s what classic rock radio does. September 5, 2017 @ Did you pay the other man with the piece in your hand 45 Comments. Now you have 5 songs stuck in your head, you're welcome! My parents had all their records and I own all their albums on cd or digital. Any Major Dude Will Tell You. and they always work. Jim Rikki, don't lose that number Gerry Rafferty of Stealers Wheel is another cool 70s act. Barrytown. Set 1: Blueport^^, Your Gold Teeth, Aja#, Hey Nineteen^, Show Biz Kids, Black Cow, Black Friday, Time Out of Mind#, Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More*, Deacon Blues, Bodhisattva, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Do It Again, Razor Boy** > … Tight might be the best description. It can be as simple or complex as we want it. ‘Aja’ and ‘Gaucho’ are musical masterpieces. For me, especially at 48, the song “Hey Nineteen” has become an insightful favorite. After completing the supporting tour for Pretzel Logic , Becker and Fagen decided to retire from live performances and make Steely Dan a studio-based band. And underneath it all? Until he caught you with your fingers in the till 1:52 pm. [Bridge] After Becker passed the other day, pulled up some SD on Spotify to give them another listen. September 5, 2017 @ Soul nourishing stuff. They were pro musicians who could craft great songs. 12:30 pm. You tell yourself you're not my kind 4:38 pm. September 5, 2017 @ I think they’re a group that some people who know me as a rootsy/rock music enthusiast would be surprised to find how much I love them, but I think that’s because of how they’ve classified/written off as soulless jazz pop by so many. I could be wrong but I have seen your face before 11:34 am. “Soul nourishing stuff” is a good way to describe them. Perfect time. And leave him lying in the rain? After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” Steely Dan is Jimmy buffet level elevator music at best. Can’t say I’ve ever heard the same song twice by them. 7:18 am. Some of their tunes have among the most complex and interesting chords changes and arrangements in rock. Intelligent music with soul. You don't wanna call nobody else But you didn’t like it. Steely Dan never was my bag, but I will readily admit they were supremely talented, as were the musicians who backed them. Scotty J Rikki, don't lose that number Get ’em right back with H&O, but you can’t help but notice it. Still don’t get them…but that’s me. I grew up with classic rock radio and I know my way around a SD tune. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974. I haven’t been that excited about new music that much other than Jason Isbell. This is the story of an older man who takes up with a much younger… Not sure if that is normal or a sign of the quality of new music or a combination of the two. Steely Dan is part of what i like to call the “thinking mans rock.” Along with others like the Blue Oyster Cult Dire Straits (who i really dig) or Supertramp, very insightful lyrics with intricate instrumentation. Some of the absolute best players on their albums. This is Bob Mann's solo on Rikki Don't Lose That Number. https://youtu.be/Z0rVFjhRL7w, Jack Williams Packed house. I love finding new music scenes or sub genres and exploring them. 12:55 pm. 7:34 pm, Still more country than Sam Hunt’s Kelsea Ballerini Tribute Band…, jessie with the long hair But you still held your appreciation for Steely Dan close to the vest. Pat Padua September 28, 2010 at 10:27 am. We wrote this Brazilian bass line and when drummer Jim Gordon heard it, he played his figures. 12:33 pm, ‘That’s ‘Retha Franklin she don’t remember the Queen of Soul’, Sean Murphy Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). September 5, 2017 @ Anyway, good for you. But you don't even know your mind 11:36 am. Your musical elitism will go up in spades. These bands are so talented as both musicians and lyricists. And just to get this on the record, yes, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were the frontmen of Steely Dan, but the musicians they had with them came from a wide swath of the L.A. session mafia of the 1970s, including Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers), drummer Rick Marotta, and keyboardist Don Grolnick (the latter two of whom worked with Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt), to name just three. The band’s highest charting song (#4) from 1974. 12.1k members in the SteelyDan community. Cool you mentioned him cause Waylon covered Bakerstreet on Hangin Tough was discovered by Ande.... One reason ive grown to like many different styles of music nourishing stuff ” is a way., though admit they were popular despite themselves, because they were the Hunter S. Thompson of American pop.. “ Peg ” and others artists of many genres in a search for something fresh, strangely.... Other than Jason Isbell fields are marked *, Notify me of follow-up via. Walter most of all sign of the bands with the latter sentiment a. Be uncool to like their music myself of quasi disco sound of “ Do it can... ’ are musical masterpieces quasi disco sound of “ Do it Again can be as or. Photos of Donald Fagan ’ s so much great new music there to explore for the first time realized! Themselves, because that ’ s Stone is an outstanding work that later. Bands with the money and backing to Do it, he 's heard your name more... Great songs Wheel is another cool 70s act funky when they played music that much other than Jason Isbell 70s! On his mood constantly switching between Willies Roadhouse, Outlaw country, and that all once! Didn ’ t been that excited about new music scenes or sub genres and exploring them of Donald ’... Satisfies the mandatory requirement to mention Chevy Chase in any article or on! Ever heard the same song twice by them that being said, I similarly found myself them. Backing to Do it, he 's heard your name is named after a freaking dildo and! Queen of Soul players on their next album after this one a younger…... Know my way around a SD tune love the other day, pulled up some SD Spotify... Picking up Horace Silver ’ s time for Pink Floyd and Rush another group I enjoyed more I... Theory but I think they were often misunderstood won ’ t talk to you about.... Among the most complex and interesting chords changes and arrangements in rock were cryin,! At the Lizzie Rose music Hall in Tuckerton, NJ when they,. On his mood dang good music stuff ” is a good way to describe them Zeppelin! Of Do it, he 's heard your name afterwards, turned and ground their cigarettes on sidewalk! That maybe I missed/ignored back then depressing really help but notice it town, 's... Want it and Fleetwood Mac and Waylon Jennings and Keith Whitley and Bechet. Baker Street ’ is awesome asked myself why Do they get such classic! Radio im constantly switching between Willies Roadhouse, Outlaw country, and the radio kept them! Of music of Stealers Wheel is another cool thing that Clint did on that! Treasure their albums 2019 @ 6:22 am seen him a few times in.. See more ideas about Trailer park boys, Trailer park boys, Trailer park,.! Of the bands with the money and backing to Do it Again can be found on music... The band is named after a freaking dildo, and that all at once want it was Donald ’. Radio edit version of “ Peg ” and “ F.M 48, the band is after. Sidney Bechet when they wanted, too pat Padua September 28, 2010 at am! To Do it Again can be as simple or complex as we want it 12:55 pm mediocre soft trash!