Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Horse Head Has An Idea:.."Steely Dan: More Than Just a Band"


"Steely Dan: More Than Just a Band"
There are a few Steely Dan documentaries out there.  But this one is especially entertaining without being a time-suck.  At 17 minutes, this doc does a nice job of taking us from the band's early “Do It Again” debut period and quickly touching on each album.  The gentleman doing the voiceover is pleasant with interesting observations and sincere enthusiasm.

The Walter Becker/Donald Fagen duo was always like cosmic magnets...drawn together by unseen musical forces.  A pairing of minds searching for the lost chord.  Or some other type of perfection.  And their music made us feel smarter.  A touch more grown-up.  The music makes us want to tidy up the house for company.  And Steely Dan albums always make me want to drink some scotch whiskey.  All night long.  I never do, of course.  I'm just not that cool.  But I truly do have an unopened bottle of Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old collecting dust should the off-chance opportunity to speak with The Fagen presents itself.  (Or something equally worthy of throwing some scotch back.)  Again, this short documentary is nicely done.  Grab a beverage and enjoy.

"Steely Dan: More Than Just a Band" / Documentary

Good stuff.

Casey Chambers
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