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POLL: What Is Your Favorite Steely Dan Song (Round 1A)


263 votes were cast by total voters.


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Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP writes:

AJA Has a special meaning for me as a Vietnam Era vet. While I am not sure if the meaning was written as I have intrurpreted it (many of their songs are well known to have this artistic and difficult to pull off characteristic). In Aja, the song chronicles the emotions of someone in a CZ (specifically Nam, here, but could have been anywhere) where the soldier falls in "love" with a woman who genuinely cares for him. In his turbulant world, coming home to her after a time in the "boonies" he acknowledges her and what they have together as the fabric of keeping him sane in a crazy world that does not make sense. IMHO, their best and most successful artistic offering probably ever. The confusion of battle and the repetative refrain with a driving melody in the middle is a classic!

If you haven't listed to this song recently, take another listen with the mind's image I just described and see if you can believe what I felt captures that mood. (I also undestand that many of you are from a later generation yet this experience may be familiar to some.)

The Becker/Fagan writing team will be missed, but Donald Fagan continues to churn out high quality music, IMHO.

"Aja…When by dying days are done, I run to you….?"

Walter will be missed.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
11
4%
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Bad Sneakers
8
3%
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Barrytown
1
0%
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Bodhisattva
19
7%
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Chain Lightning
6
2%
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Charlie Freak
2
1%
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Cousin Dupree
4
2%
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Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More
3
1%
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Deacon Blues
40
15%
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Dirty Work
23
9%
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Do It Again
39
15%
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Doctor Wu
8
3%
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Don't Take Me Alive
9
3%
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F.M.
28
11%
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Fire in the Hole
1
0%
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other (explain)
5
2%
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none of these/no opinion
56
21%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

peterx Supporting Member of TMP writes:

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

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.