YouTube is turning out to be a prime source for some Steely Dan gems. Our resident Dan-ologist has the scoop.
From The Pretty Things to Frank Zappa to Janelle Monae to Beyonce, these artists have had stories to tell and they’ve done it in these concept albums.
This Steely Dan masterpiece hits all the right notes. Let’s “deconstruct” it and see why.
Back in the day, Tin Pan Alley songwriters wrote introductory “verses” that were nothing like the song that followed. Steely Dan modernized this old-world technique on “Babylon Sisters.” See how.