Steely Dan, Katy Lied (1975)
A killer record this; as most of the Steely Dan albums are. And I can report (only now in fact) that this is my favourite album by the Dan. But you see it was the last of their albums that I heard. I knew the hit songs of course – like the slick opener, Black Friday. But it wasn’t until recently that I dug out this vinyl copy – purchased a couple of years ago and started playing it through. Inspired, naturally, by finally getting to see Steely Dan live. They were great! In fact after reviewing the gig (see previous link) I felt the need to write more about the band. Such a fascinating duo of producers/songwriters/musicians; so clever. You can hear all of Katy Lied right here. I recommend checking it out if you haven’t. Class. Worth it, also, to hear a 21 year old Jeff Porcaro doing his thing before he huffed down too much charlie.
Sample Track: Doctor Wu
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