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    Steely Dan: Denny Dias (guitar); Walter Becker (bass instrument); Donald Fagen, Jeff Baxter. Personnel: Walter Becker (vocals, guitar); Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards); Timothy B. Schmit (vocals, marimba); Dean Parks, Jeff Baxter, Ben Benay (guitar); Ernie Watts, Jerome Richardson, Plas Johnson (saxophone); Ollie Mitchell (trumpet); Lew McCreary (horns); Victor Feldman (keyboards, marimba, percussion); David Paich, Michael Omartian (keyboards); Chuck Rainey (bass instrument); Jeff Porcaro, Jim Gordon , Jim Hodder (drums). Liner Note Authors: Donald Fagen; Walter Becker. Recording information: The Village recorder, West Los Angeles, CA; Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, CA; West Recorder, West L.A., CA. Photographer: Ed Caraeff. Unknown Contributor Role: Tubby Bruce. Steely Dan holds the title as one of the most quietly subversive pop bands of the 20th century. They managed--on their first two albums and, especially, on PRETZEL LOGIC--to combine breezy, ear-pleasing accessibility with an immensely sophisticated sensibility that upended most pop conventions. On PRETZEL LOGIC that combination is perfected, even as band masterminds Donald Fagen and Walter Becker moved deeper into jazz-influenced territory. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," the album's lead off track, is a case in point. A sinuous slice of jazz-pop that merges piano balladry with a samba-esque groove, the song became a Top Ten hit. Though Fagen and Becker write the material and handle vocals/keyboards and bass, respectively, their recording process increasingly involved a rotating cast of session musicians, honing their studio-cobbled sound to a flawless perfection. The bar is raised in terms of musicianship here, as evidenced by the sassy cover of Duke Ellington's "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo and the bop atheleticism of "Parker's Band," a tribute to Charlie Parker. Yet Steely Dan blend their colors ever more effectively here, writing shorter, sharper compositions packed with harmonies, instrumental interplay, witty wordplay, and satisfying hooks. PRETZEL LOGIC ranks alongside AJA as one of the band's finest achievements.


    UPC 008811191726
    Runtime 33 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Label MCA Records
    Producer Gary Katz; Gary Katz
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Rikki Don't Lose That Number
    • 2. Night by Night
    • 3. Any Major Dude Will Tell You
    • 4. Barrytown
    • 5. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
    • 6. Parker's Band
    • 7. Through with Buzz
    • 8. Pretzel Logic
    • 9. With a Gun
    • 10. Charlie Freak
    • 11. Monkey in Your Soul
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding ADD
    Artists Steely Dan
    Dimensions 0

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      While I've heard some of the songs over the years, I forgot how many great cuts are on this album. Any major dude will tell you this is a must have for the Steely Dan fans. Get it!

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