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Steely Dan News

DAN STEEL SHOW AT GRAMMY AWARDS

But the ageing rockers were heckled as they collected their awards...

  • Feb 22, 2001

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Steely Dan Music Videos

Sick Tonight Play Video

Sick Tonight

Watch the official Sick Tonight video by Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Live Muzu Stream 24-04-2010 Play Video

Live Muzu Stream 24-04-2010

Muzu Performance & Interview 2010. Watch the official Live Muzu Stream 24-04-2010 video by Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Get Better Play Video

Get Better

Watch the official Get Better video by Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Thou Shalt Always Kill (De La Edit) - feat. Pos Plug Won (De La Soul) Play Video

Thou Shalt Always Kill (De La Edit) - feat. Pos Plug Won (De La Soul)

Watch the official Thou Shalt Always Kill (De La Edit) - feat. Pos Plug Won (De La Soul) video by Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The Beat That My Heart Skipped Play Video

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Watch the official The Beat That My Heart Skipped video by Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Steely Dan Reviews

London Hammersmith Apollo

London Hammersmith Apollo

...merely virtuosity for its own sake...

  • Sep 26, 2000

Two Against Nature

Long before the post-rockers began applying their maths degrees to deconstruct art, [a]Steely Dan[/a] were, proudly, the brainiest band on the planet

  • Mar 2, 2000

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Steely Dan Biography

Steely Dan is an American jazz rock/rock band founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, and their seven albums over that period of time blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies."

Recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, Steely Dan's music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies. Often sharply sarcastic lyricists, Becker and Fagen have written "cerebral, wry and eccentric" songs about drugs, love affairs, and crime. The pair are known for their near-obsessive perfectionism in the recording studio: Over the year they took to record Gaucho (1980), an album of just seven songs, Becker and Fagen hired at least 42 studio musicians and 11 engineers.

Steely Dan toured from 1972 to 1974 before retiring to the studio. The group disbanded in 1981, and throughout most of the next decade Becker and Fagen were largely inactive, though a cult following remained devoted to the group. In 1993 the two reunited and began playing concerts. Steely Dan has since released two albums of new material, the first of which earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001.

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