You owed him money but you gave him something more Thanks lentigogirl! E: Cazenovia Casanova 16. September 5, 2017 @ 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.” It’s not for everyone. This is Bob Mann's solo on Rikki Don't Lose That Number. Sheets”. 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. They set benchmarks and high standards. 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. September 5, 2017 @ They were like The Band. Thanks Trigger. As for the piano line, I think I had heard it on an old Sergio Mendes album. September 5, 2017 @ September 6, 2017 @ Tame, tepid, lukewarm and never dangerous. Until it wasn’t. With A … 8:08 pm, that’s too harsh, but it’s true they had their straw men and boogeymen, just like ginger, Flying J Don’t expect any audience interaction. RIP, Walter Becker….. Mark Thank for the article, Trig!!! We can go out driving on Slow Hand Row Gene December 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm. September 7, 2017 @ 4:45 pm. I always thought ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ would make a great country song. Send it off in a letter to yourself “Soul nourishing stuff” is a good way to describe them. As a consequence I find myself taking deep dives into classic artists of many genres in a search for something fresh, strangely enough. 1:52 pm. Had the opportunity to see them live a couple times and they were stellar. When you get home But you still held your appreciation for Steely Dan close to the vest. For me, especially at 48, the song “Hey Nineteen” has become an insightful favorite. Perfect time. Rikki, don't lose that number. As I got older and started appreciating more music including jazz, I found their music much more interesting. These mellower 70s rock acts and classic country had a respect for one another certainly. And also “The Fez” and “F.M. (Rikki, don't lose that number) When you’re born to play the fool You were the founders of the clinic on the hill September 5, 2017 @ It’s because of Steely Dan that two or three generations of hipsters, psychedelics etc. 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. September 5, 2017 @ And you could have a change of heart And the radio kept playing them, because that’s what classic rock radio does. [Chorus] 1:08 pm. You might use it if you feel better. Besides loving country I love 90s alt rock, surf, punk, 50s and early 60s rock, and Latin stuff like bachata and salsa. But if you have a change of heart 09. September 5, 2017 @ One reason ive grown to like bands like this is how their songs are very open to interpretation. I’ve been listening to Steely Dan since I was 12. As I’ve aged I have really realized how cool it is to like many different styles of music. 8:55 pm. Tight might be the best description. We could stay inside and play games, I don't know There is so much great new music there to explore for the first time. [Verse 1] 5:05 am, Jack Williams They were the Hunter S. Thompson of American pop music. I vaguely remember their songs being played at Pirates games. Rikki, don't lose that number 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. The band’s highest charting song (#4) from 1974. I have been going through more 60’s/70’s music looking for stuff I like that maybe I missed/ignored back then. 12:33 pm, ‘That’s ‘Retha Franklin she don’t remember the Queen of Soul’, Sean Murphy 4:55 pm. Some of the absolute best players on their albums. September 5, 2017 @ With a gun Si comme le rappelait Le Monde récemment "le lien n'est pas établi entre rap et psychopathes", les tarés sont partis en … The death of Steely Dan’s guitarist and founding member Walter Becker has classic rock fans reminiscing on the band’s legacy, and others reconsidering it. "Hey Nineteen" was the first single from Steely Dan's 1980 release, Gaucho. 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Murder the man September 29, 2019 @ September 5, 2017 @ September 5, 2017 @ "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. Brett Les Archer Because Steely Dan was cool. Gena R. If your life’s purpose is to throw up the devil horns every chance you get, when a song like Steely Dan’s “Peg” comes on, you don’t know what to do with yourself. 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." Your musical elitism will go up in spades. I could be wrong but I have seen your face before Don’t try to call me when they finally run you down September 8, 2017 @ Haha, BrushHawg This promptly satisfies the mandatory requirement to mention Chevy Chase in any article or entry on Steely Dan. Maybe it was Donald Fagan’s high pitched voice, or the sort of quasi disco sound of “Peg” and others. 7:34 pm, Still more country than Sam Hunt’s Kelsea Ballerini Tribute Band…, jessie with the long hair They wrote great lyrics, great music, and they hired the best. [Chorus] A lot of their music…. Not sure if that is normal or a sign of the quality of new music or a combination of the two. Pat Padua September 28, 2010 at 10:27 am. When you get home Ok, so you managed to write a piece about one of my favorites and you even mentioned one of my other favorites (Supertramp). Robert Hill 2:08 pm, Luckyoldsun 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.” 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. 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. September 5, 2017 @ [Guitar Solo] 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'. https://youtu.be/Z0rVFjhRL7w, Jack Williams They laughed because they were cryin’, and Walter most of all. Anyway, good for you. 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. Rikki, don't lose that number #7 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number “Rikki” was released in 1974 off the “Pretzel Logic” album and was Steely Dan’s biggest single. [Verse 2] I have a friend in town, he's heard your name. The man is a genius songwriter. They dab at you with a somewhat haunting, simple, obtuse, plain sound, and that all at once. Rest in peace, Walter. (Steely Dan’s highest-charting single, 1974’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” peaked at #4. Jack Williams 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. July You're A … A damn fine band. Steely Dan didn’t fit that. It's the only one you own Look, Steely Dan is not for everyone. With a gun At least it’s not Elton John, I guess. 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. Lol…..your lame worshiping of this mediocre soft rock trash is amusing. One of the best shows I’ve seen. 6:09 pm. When you get home. The two-disk set Philosopher’s Stone is an outstanding work that is later than what is mostly know of him. [Verse 2] He slapped your hand so you settled up your bill. September 5, 2017 @ Your email address will not be published. Six String Richie With Luger in hand, I understood that you will soon be leavin’ town Another group I enjoyed more as I aged was Moody Blues for similar reasons. Rikki, don't lose that number I don’t know what to do. Lord knows I dig a shit-ton of music now that I never could have seen myself listening to once upon a time. September 5, 2017 @ Jim Can’t say I’ve ever heard the same song twice by them. For me personally I’ve found it more and more difficult to get into any new music as I’ve gotten older. 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. You’ll be missed, Walter. It's the only one you own Instrumental 2 15. Steely Dan is Jimmy buffet level elevator music at best. Sharp. See more ideas about Trailer park boys, Trailer park, Boys. Saw them back in 2001 at what is now KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. You were the man that I saw running from his door Great drums. I have a friend in town, he's heard your name 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’). I can relate. Steely Dan reached its peak with Pretzel Logic (1974)—with the hit song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”—and Katy Lied (1975). 7:43 pm. Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip. After Becker passed the other day, pulled up some SD on Spotify to give them another listen. Perfect groove. Sep 24, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Ande Clayton. As for songs, I still love “T.B. 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. I now have a copy of every group and solo album/cd they ever put out lol, the pistolero It’s a 5.) That song would appear on their next album after this one. Any Major Dude Will Tell You. Get ’em right back with H&O, but you can’t help but notice it. IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Hey, Mickey! 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. And leave him lying in the rain? 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. Welcome to r/SteelyDan, the best place on the internet to discuss Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the … 2:08 pm. [Bridge] A classic pretzel is circular, full of holes, and twists in on itself—just like faulty reasoning. Still don’t get them…but that’s me. [Chorus] She Said She Will 14. But I thought they did some really cool stuff. Lone Wolf September 6, 2017 @ So Rikki, don't lose that number,867-5309. The sax in ‘Baker Street’ is awesome. In some ways, they helped legitimize it. I’ve seen him a few times in concert. It’s so much fun to find new styles of music! 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. Rikki, don't lose that number Steely Dan is a weird band. , Also, Walter (RIP ) produced Rickie Lee Jones’ excellent 1989 LP ‘Flying Cowboys,’ and co-wrote the lovely opening track “The Horses.” , Erik North Great horns. 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