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My dad was a huge Steely Dan fan and I grew up, accepting Steely Dan as mundane part of my life. When I developed my own taste of music, I kept Steely Dan in my playlists - up til today. Walter Becker was one part of the duo that made Steely Dan and although Donald Fagen, the other part of the duo, has announced, that he will go on, Steely Dan will not be the same again, of course.Internet Sources vary on information about the band; according to Huffington Post, Steely Dan was founded during Becker´s and Fagen´s college years in 1967 - and I like that, because that´s the year I was born. Rest in peace, Walter Becker. Your music will be keeping me company until it is my turn to join you - and say Hi to my dad ^^
The best impression will be this very cool live-version of "Reelin´ In The Years", that is extremely close to the album-version, which shows their full potential
I guess, the most popular songs will be "Rikki Don´t Lose That Number":
and "Hey Nineteen", which is very jazzy and not everybody´s cup of tea.
My favourite is "Babylon Sisters", also an excellent live-version:
Also great songs: Gaslighting Abbie, which is VERY funky,
FM 74, which is simply smooth with a capital SMOO
and Janie Runaway, which shows their great variety.
But the fact, that they name their band after a metal dildo from a bestselling novel shows, that they must have a special sense of humour. They founded the band during the age of Flower Power, Woodstock and Love-Inns; and they became big during the 70s, when girls were happily showing their tits in the media and when nudity was more acceptable than today, altogether. My thought was, that they certainly wouldn´t mind a naked cat-girl with an alien artefact on her tail ^^
Even offer to help in the production.
And I did design them especially for this picture, so the files could indeed be used for the labels
They look quite convincing, don´t they? ^^ - I did half a year of industrial design, creating packaging for frozen food for a local design company. The label-design for this picture took three times as long as the rest of the drawing, including colour for Kyoko