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auto 09-03-17 09:22 AM

Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Not sure if we have any Steely Dan fans on here but I've seen those guys five times over the years, always a treat. Walter's corny but awesome stage talk had me rolling each time. He'll be missed.

https://pitchfork.com/news/steely-da...er-dead-at-67/

E Unit 09-03-17 10:16 AM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Aww man, RIP. Loved Steely Dan most of my life, but never got a chance to see them live. I guess if Fagan is still touring, I can catch him.

cdollaz 09-03-17 10:49 AM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Bummer. I never saw them either. Fagen has already said “I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.”

Nick Danger 09-03-17 10:55 AM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
That's too bad. I became a fan of Steely Dan late in life, when I bought Citizen Steely Dan about ten years ago, but I've listened to those songs a lot since then.

Supermallet 09-03-17 11:32 AM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
What a terrible loss. Steely Dan are one of the most underrated American bands of the rock era, and Becker was such a huge component of their genius. I was lucky enough to see them twice, and I will always cherish their music.

B5Erik 09-03-17 02:30 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Becker and Fagen WERE Steely Dan (more or less), and Steely Dan was a brilliant band.

Very sad to see him gone at 67.

TomOpus 09-03-17 02:56 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
This one stings a little. Ever since Can't Buy a Thrill, I've been a fan. Such perfectionists. So many great songs. I've mentioned this on here before, but I still get goosebumps when I hear Phil Woods' sax solo on Doctor Wu.

:rip: :(

JANK 09-03-17 06:12 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Big Steely Dan fan here. So sorry to see Walter go. UNEXPECTED!

RIP Walter Becker.

hdnmickey 09-03-17 06:13 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Been a fan since the first time hearing their late career classics like FM, Peg, Hey Nineteen, and Josie. Then I searched out the earlier stuff and liked it just as much. Most of their songs have terrific Becker solos.

Perkinsun Dzees 09-03-17 07:24 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
RIP the great Walter Becker :(


I think this might be my favorite Steely Dan song (awesome Michael McDonald backing vocals):


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...but Deacon Blues, Gaucho, My Old School and a host of others are probably a very close second.

kd5 09-04-17 06:44 AM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
RIP Walter.

2 of my favorite Steely Dan LPs are Aja and Gaucho, songs on those 2 albums will live forever...


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Decker 09-04-17 09:42 AM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
I feel like such an idiot. I loved Steely Dan and had never seen them. They had a fucking RESIDENCY in Vegas earlier this year and I didn't go (FWIW my wife has always hated them and getting her to join me would have been a non-starter).

Deacon Blues is my favorite as well, but I've always loved this song that I felt should have been a bigger hit. It doesn't quite have that classic Steely Dan sound, but I consider it a 70's masterpiece.
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mcnabb 09-04-17 01:43 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Loved Steely Dan as I have all of their CD's. They are definitely underrated as it seems like the only friends I know that like them either play an instrument or really understand good music. I know that sounds snooty, but you have to appreciate their music to understand how great it is.

Kid Charlemagne and My Old School are probably my 2 favorite SD songs. And Aja is probably one of the 10 Best Albums of the 70's.

rw2516 09-04-17 05:35 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
King Of The World is one of my all time favorite songs.

Falc04 09-04-17 06:42 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 
Been listening to Citizen Steely Dan all afternoon. If you get a chance, listen to the guitar work on the live track of bodhisattva. Becker is all over the map on that song...wow

Decker 09-04-17 06:56 PM

Re: Walter Becker (Steely Dan) dead at 67
 

Originally Posted by Falc04 (Post 13149577)
Been listening to Citizen Steely Dan all afternoon. If you get a chance, listen to the guitar work on the live track of bodhisattva. Becker is all over the map on that song...wow

It's a real bitch on Rock Band

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