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many would argue that Steely Dan never wrote a real love song. However, some of the demo-era recordings show Fagen and Becker at their most romantic. Such songs include "This Seat's Been Taken", "Oh, Wow, It's You", "Come Back Baby", and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number". Other themes are also present, such as prejudice, aging, failure, poverty and middle-class ennui, but these are typically seen from an ironic and detached perspective. Many of their songs concern love, but none can be classed as straightforward love songs, since there is inevitably an ironic or disturbing twist in the lyrics. One may think the song is about love on first inspection, however, upon deeper analysis the listener realizes that the real story is about rape, prostitution, incest, or some other socially unacceptable subject. [Wikipedia]

Steely Dan - 2008 Tour Dates
Jun 08 - Seminole Hard Rock - Ft. Lauderdale, FL | on sale TBA
Jun 09 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL | presale now | general 3/28
Jun 11 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA | on sale TBA
Jun 13 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY | presale now | general 3/31
Jun 14 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY | presale now | general 3/31
Jun 17 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY | presale now | general 3/31
Jun 18 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY | on sale 3/31
Jun 23 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston, MA | on sale now
Jun 25 - Chevrolet Theatre - Wallingford, CT | on sale TBA
Jun 27 - Borgata Event Center - Atlantic City, NJ | on sale TBA
Jun 28 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ | on sale TBA
Jul 01 - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Montreal, QC | on sale now
Jul 02 - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Montreal, QC | on sale now
Jul 04 - Casino Rama - Toronto ON | on sale TBA

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Comments (21)

"Countdown" is a great album; check out "King of the World".

Too bad Skunk Baxter doesn't tour w/ them now. Busy with the CIA, probably.

Posted by i want my daddy's Steely Dan records | March 26, 2008 5:56 PM

Steely Dan can gargle my balls

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 6:41 PM

FUCK YOUR SHIT DUDE! STEELY DAN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BAND EVER!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 7:17 PM

yea...you really cant hate on steely dan. It might not be your thing but by far one of the best studio bands ever.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 8:04 PM

I have nothing but respect for their records. That said, they put on easily one of the most vanilla, phoned-in shows I've been to.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 8:07 PM

steely dan are a major enigma. they're amazing and square at the same time. it's fucking weird.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 8:38 PM

whats up with that video?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 8:53 PM

all i know is that i gave Ricki my number and she lost it... whore!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 9:02 PM

this video is amazing!! who made it ? where does it come from? i'm going to have weird dreams tonight after watching that

Posted by donandwalt | March 26, 2008 9:32 PM

Where the hell is Wallingford, CT?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 4:37 AM

this band still does irony better than all of indie rock. They're not just awesome, they're KEYTARDED!

Posted by jimmypee | March 27, 2008 11:14 AM

presale pword?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:41 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2008 11:57 AM

By Overwhelming Demand 5th Show Just Added

Think Fast,
STEELY DAN
Summer Tour 2008


BEACON THEATRE
74th Street & Broadway, NYC

FRIDAY, JUNE 20th- Just Added
with special guest The Sam Yahel Organ Trio

JUNE 13th & 14th with special guest The Bill Charlap Trio
JUNE 17th & 18th with special guest The Chris Cheek Group


ALL SHOWS AT 8PM

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Ticket Prices: $154.00, $79.00 & $54.00

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 2, 2008 3:55 PM

Anybody know what time they started on Friday?

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2008 1:25 PM

Yeah looking for a Steely Dan on stage time. I've got a real job and sh*t and can't fuss around with no openers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2008 5:30 PM

CD101.9 jazz band opener. Dan went on around 8:45 last night and played for about 2 hours. Great set list, played really tight and a lot of energy. Older crowd - was expected (at 32 I was one of the youngest). A few Q104.3 faves (My Old School, Peg, Hey 19) and some nice deeper cuts (Babylon Sisters, Gaucho, New Frontier, I Got the News, Show Biz Kids, Black Friday, really heavy on The Royal Scam album - instrumental Fez, The Royal Scam, Kid Charlemagne, Green Earrings, Everything you Did). Love the Beacon.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2008 10:34 AM

Too bad Skunk Baxter doesn't tour w/ them now. Busy with the CIA, probably.

Posted by perde | August 31, 2009 8:13 AM

I hated Steely Dan until I watched Yacht Rock. Now I love them.

Posted by Kurt C. | August 31, 2009 9:30 AM

I have nothing but respect for their records. That said, they put on easily one

Posted by tül perde | September 30, 2009 5:49 AM

Why everybody dislike ? i like them..!

Posted by Perdeci | June 7, 2011 8:06 PM

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