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Mon Sep 4 6:33 pm  #1


Walter Becker...

One half of the Steely Dan team, Walter Becker passed on...this past Sunday...Steely Dan brought the airwaves something totally new and avant garde! It was rock, jazz, blues, with some nice pop hooks...but then the lyrics were at times dark...

Rolling Stone wrote this about Walter Becker...

"He was the rock & roll equivalent of a wise guy in an L.A. noir – like the loanshark in The Killing or the cigar-chomping boxing promoter in Kiss Me Deadly or the twitchy bookie in The Asphalt Jungle ("money makes me sweat") – one of those guys who gets one scene, maybe just one line, then vanishes into the shadows of some royal scam and makes you wonder what the rest of his story could possibly be."

Here is the NY Times write about Becker and of course Steely Dan's fame...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/arts/music/walter-becker-dead-steely-dan.html

As I post this, Can't Buy a Thrill was the 2nd album I ever bought...I was 13 and went to Sam the Record Man in Bayshore Mall (Ottawa) and bought Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Steely Dan's Can't Buy a Thrill ...(I had taste as a 13 year old (smiling) ).

RIP Walter, we lost another great musician, that we grew up with!




 

Last edited by Muffaraw Joe (Mon Sep 4 6:36 pm)


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