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24 Mar 2018 5:23 p.m. PST
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peterx Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 9:11 p.m. PST

In honor of Walter Becker's death, I was wondering what are your favorite Steely Dan songs?

KSmyth03 Sep 2017 10:08 p.m. PST

So many great ones. I'd say "Show Biz Kids," "When Josie Comes Home," and "Don't Take Me Alive"for starters. Such a great team. He will be missed.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 11:49 p.m. PST

"Reelin' in the Years" by far. Skunk Baxter at his best!

Texas Jack04 Sep 2017 1:10 a.m. PST

It is really difficult, but I would say Deacon Blues, with Hey 19 and Peg very closely behind. Great band!

I was very sorry to read of Beckerīs death. RIP

Glengarry504 Sep 2017 1:24 a.m. PST

Rikki don't lose that number

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MHoxie Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 2:39 a.m. PST
Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 3:58 a.m. PST

Do It Again

David Manley04 Sep 2017 4:21 a.m. PST

FM (no static at all)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Rikki don't lose that number

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

Deacon Blues

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

"Hey 19", other than that, not really a fan.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

I love Steely Dan, but my favs are Rikki, Reelin and Dirty Work.

skinkmasterreturns04 Sep 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

Another here for Reelin'.

BrianW04 Sep 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

If we have to pick just one, then I'm going with "My Old School."

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

I am with Texas Jack. Deacon Blues and Hey 19.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Ugh. This one really hurts. Spent hours and hours in high school in my room listening to their albums. When my fiancee and I split she got the LPs I got the CDs. Steely Dan and Elton John were the first two I replaced (thanks Columbia Record Club!).

This is like picking a favorite child (though easy for me as I only have one). But I'd start with:

Charlie Freak
Pretzel Logic
Doctor Wu
Haitian Divorce

Oh dear, I just love all of you equally.

Cyrus the Great04 Sep 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

Reelin' in the Years, Rikki don't loose my number and Dirty Work for me.

flooglestreet Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

Peg, Kid Charlemagne, Josie, Doctor Wu, Rikki dont lose that number.

Beowulf Fezian04 Sep 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

Peg, or course!

wrgmr104 Sep 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Another vote for Reelin' in the Years. Do It Again, Bad Sneakers.

eddy195704 Sep 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

Reelin' in the years

RebelPaul Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Too many too count…

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

Too many favorites, cannot pick just one.

Bismarck04 Sep 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

Deacon Blues, far and above. Maybe from the time in my life when it was released, some other personal interpretation..or just the song itself.

cavcrazy04 Sep 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

All of them.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 6:50 p.m. PST

Agree with the too many to name one. My Old School or Dirty Work come to mind, only cause they were 2 of Steely Dan's first songs I remember hearing & loved em. GREAT band. They really helped me during the disco fad, but mostly that was Little Feat. But I always loved RIP, Sir. Thanks for all the great music & memories. Damn, why are the good folks dying…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 9:15 p.m. PST

Tough one. Though I like My Old School, Gaucho, Reelin' in the Years, Chain Ligthning, and Hey 19, and so many others, I'm gonna go with Peg.

RIP, Mr. Becker.

TGerritsen05 Sep 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

Do It Again and Reelin In the Years for me.

Mardaddy Inactive Member06 Sep 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

Deacon Blues, FM, Hey 19, Do it Again, Reelin in the Years, Peg, too many to choose.

Woefully regret never having seen them live.

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