This Steely Dan masterpiece hits all the right notes. Let’s “deconstruct” it and see why.
An aspiring singer from New Jersey got a boost by the future members of Steely Dan. Then her album got shelved. Until now.
The “sound” of Steely Dan is one that we think we know well. But in their early career, it was evolving. “The Royal Scam” was the bridge.
Steely Dan expert Anthony Robustelli has nice things to say (and unique insights) about all their studio albums but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have his personal preferences.