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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