Until he caught you with your fingers in the till August 21, 2018 @ I’m too young to have found them in their prime, but I picked up “The Royal Scam” used for $1.99 when I was in high school and didn’t even know anything about them beyond it was a cool cover. [Verse 2] I have a friend in town, he's heard your name. Released in the spring of 1974, Pretzel Logic returned Steely Dan to the Top Ten on the strength of the single "Rikki Don't Lose That Number." Besides loving country I love 90s alt rock, surf, punk, 50s and early 60s rock, and Latin stuff like bachata and salsa. Class act live from the horn section, full compliment of background singers, strings, etc. September 5, 2017 @ Great horns. A couple of Jimmy Buffet’s songs: School Boy Heart and Scarlet Begonias Your email address will not be published. They are the warm washcloths of soft rock. After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” Why are they even being played on the classic rock station? Earbuds or computer speakers won’t cut it. your own Pins on Pinterest You may also dig this band too…A title dusting of Fagen & Becker. Oslin Defied Odds & Ageism as the Queen of “80’s Ladies” (RIP), How Brooklyn Became a Bastion Of Independent Country Music. 7:23 am. Caption this Meme. These guys aren’t cool. Rikki, don't lose that number. [Bridge] If you’re not familiar with Steely Dan, I suggest you start with Aja. Rikki, don't lose that number Are they trippin on drugs or is it something more? Send it off in a letter to yourself 1:08 pm. 10:32. 6:22 am. They were pro musicians who could craft great songs. [Guitar Solo] Corncaster Tight might be the best description. It’s a 5.) Not sure if that is normal or a sign of the quality of new music or a combination of the two. When you’re born to play the fool September 6, 2017 @ Saturate before using. September 8, 2017 @ Bob will of course be on our next gig at the Lizzie Rose Music Hall in Tuckerton, NJ. But you didn’t like it. 12:55 pm. See our events page. September 6, 2017 @ You might use it if you feel better I mean ‘clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right’ is such a classic line. A cool Dan cover of Do It Again can be found on Waylons Music Man album, defnitely worth checking out. I’m jealous. We have a very popular cover band in town that specializes in “yacht rock” – mostly 70s and 80s pop rock like Hall & Oats, Kenny Loggins, Billy Joel, etc. Created with the Imgflip Meme Generator. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. And underneath it all? You don't wanna call nobody else Les Archer For me, especially at 48, the song “Hey Nineteen” has become an insightful favorite. The man is a genius songwriter. Scotty J And yes, that’s probably classic rock radio’s fault. 45 Comments. Maybe you knew that despite the narrow playlist on the radio, Steely Dan had even better deep cuts, or hadn’t stopped recording in the 70’s, despite the radio ignoring it. Lord knows I dig a shit-ton of music now that I never could have seen myself listening to once upon a time. Dragging pop music into its high modernist phase, Becker and Fagen took musical ideas from the entire American spectrum, especially jazz, and compressed them into immediately accessible three-minute vignettes. I could be wrong but I have seen your face before All of a sudden, despite the continued coolness of bagging on Steely Dan and Supertramp as the denizens of uncool on the classic rock format, you began to understand why they were essential. Steely Dan didn’t fit that. Maybe it even angered you when they played the shorter radio edit version of “Do It Again” that eliminated the keyboard solo. They were popular despite themselves, because they were just too good to be ignored, even if they were often misunderstood. For me personally I’ve found it more and more difficult to get into any new music as I’ve gotten older. Lol…..your lame worshiping of this mediocre soft rock trash is amusing. I will never understand the backlash. These bands are so talented as both musicians and lyricists. RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER (1974) by Steely Dan 04:16 Gus Dapperton - Moodna, Once With Grace 03:20 Todd Rundgren-I Saw the Light 02:56. It’s not for everyone. It’s a 5.) It has an iconic opening, with percussion and xylophone, followed by the sound of chimes, before breaking into: Great drums. After completing the supporting tour for Pretzel Logic , Becker and Fagen decided to retire from live performances and make Steely Dan a studio-based band. Ahhh….yet another cool thing that Clint did on accident that Garth could never do on purpose. Your right, the sax is killer on that one! I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run [Verse 2] Brett 6:55 am. September 5, 2017 @ At least it’s not Elton John, I guess. We wrote this Brazilian bass line and when drummer Jim Gordon heard it, he played his figures. 1:23 am. (No Static At All)”. I was like two years old when they released their first album so I obviously wasn’t a fan of theirs when they were in their prime but I found them later on. Rikki, don't lose that number 5:29 pm. Until it wasn’t. Extremely talented song-writers and musicians. September 6, 2017 @ Murder the man It's the only one you own. 3 . It’s because of Steely Dan that two or three generations of hipsters, psychedelics etc. 10:27 pm, Brett, I’m right out there with though as a Texan, I tend to lean to Outlaw Country. This is Bob Mann's solo on Rikki Don't Lose That Number. I think perhaps you’re confusing them with Three Dog Night. These guys are fucking lame. My wife enjoys them, and I appreciate them for their talent even if I wouldn’t make any effort on my own to attend their shows. You didn’t know what exactly it was you didn’t like about Steely Dan. Rikki, don't lose that number September 6, 2017 @ September 5, 2017 @ 7:18 am. They’ll never be my favorite band. The band’s highest charting song (#4) from 1974. 7:43 pm. Another excerp from the our performance at the Cutting Room. Random Notes Perhaps I should go back and give them another listen. September 8, 2017 @ blue demon I love Van Morrison. September 5, 2017 @ They were like The Band. September 5, 2017 @ -Ed. They were the smartasses in the back of class who made wisecracks, but in their case, they really were smarter than the teacher. September 5, 2017 @ The album was two years in the making and required 42 studio musicians to complete as Donald Fagen and Walter Becker dealt with creative, personal and professional issues. You were the founders of the clinic on the hill It's the only one you own Your musical elitism will go up in spades. Rest in peace, Walter. A damn fine band. You will be what you are just the same You might use it if you feel better. And afterwards, turned and ground their cigarettes on the sidewalk with their heels. I have been going through more 60’s/70’s music looking for stuff I like that maybe I missed/ignored back then. 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Required fields are marked *, Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Thanks Trigger. You hide in the bushes You don't wanna call nobody else When you get home. 'Baddantakes' has become the unofficial online HQ for Steely Dan riffs, memes, and one-liners. In some ways, they helped legitimize it. So Rikki, don't lose that number,867-5309. Im in my early 30s and as a teenager, i couldnt stand this music, but as ive grown older, i appreciate it more. Their recordings are awesome! September 29, 2019 @ Rikki, don't lose that number Maybe it was Donald Fagan’s high pitched voice, or the sort of quasi disco sound of “Peg” and others. Obsession Song: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" One-Woman Song: "Peg", "Josie" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" The Pete Best: Chevy Chase was the drummer for Fagen and Becker's Bard College proto-Steely Dan band The Leather Canary. 5:00 pm, Cool you mentioned him cause Waylon covered Bakerstreet on Hangin Tough. 8:21 am. EW in DFW 4:55 pm. They always were and they always will be. 2:08 pm, Luckyoldsun 1:41 pm, Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). It can be as simple or complex as we want it. 11:36 am. 3:30 pm, used to hate these guys when I was young even though id only heard a few of their songs. 5:05 am, Jack Williams when their album two against nature came out almost 20 years ago a friend I used to carpool to work with played it every other day when he had command of the cd player. Thanks lentigogirl! I remember seeing Clint Black on an episode of Austin City Limits back in maybe the early 2000’s, and randomly Clint and the band decided to launch into a straight, uninterpreted version of Steely Dan’s “Josie.” It was even one of those Steely Dan songs that veers uncomfortably close to funk or disco. Your email address will not be published. She Said She Will 14. For me when I was in HS and for much of college (late 70’s), I wanted my rock-n-roll, straight-forward, guitar heavy and loud. And the radio kept playing them, because that’s what classic rock radio does. I love finding new music scenes or sub genres and exploring them. I’m not going to press charges.” Fagen’s band, Steely Dan, is a popular jazz/rock outfit who debuted in 1972 and are known for songs like “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” The … You hear songs like Do it Again or Stealers Wheels’ Stuck in the Middle and wander what in sam hell their talking about?! Gena R. Corncaster E: Cazenovia Casanova 16. Instead of Baby Mozart, my wife and I played Van Morrison all night long for our daughter for years. After becoming musical collaborators as students at New York’s Bard College, Becker and Fagen went on to turn out numerous hit songs during the 1970s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and “My Old School.” Best part is though, its just dang good music. A little too slick and sterile for me. sbach66 ‘Black Cow’ shows they could get funky when they wanted, too. September 6, 2017 @ With A … Night By Night. Scotty J September 5, 2017 @ redoing tracks, and changing arrangements etc. I don’t know what to do. I think they’re a group that some people who know me as a rootsy/rock music enthusiast would be surprised to find how much I love them, but I think that’s because of how they’ve classified/written off as soulless jazz pop by so many. With 57 of 242 votes, Rikki Don't Lose That Number is out. You must be like me, on satelite radio im constantly switching between Willies Roadhouse, Outlaw Country, and the Bridge. Just my theory but I think it is common with someone like Steely Dan. Concert can be good or bad depending on his mood. Scotty J September 5, 2017 @ 4:11 pm. 12:33 pm, ‘That’s ‘Retha Franklin she don’t remember the Queen of Soul’, Sean Murphy Hence the (delicious) expression, pretzel logic.The term is evidenced by at least 1967 in American Opinion, a magazine of the far-right, anticommunist John Birch Society.. Pretzel logic is used to describe inconsistent, illogical thinking that, once scrutinized, doesn’t stand up. September 5, 2017 @ Ok, so you managed to write a piece about one of my favorites and you even mentioned one of my other favorites (Supertramp). Sheets”. We lost Rikki's number. Slick harmonies. Steely Dan is Jimmy buffet level elevator music at best. Look, Steely Dan is not for everyone. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number 4:33 Steely Dan Track 05 4:33 Christy Snow Undercover Of The Night 4:33 The Rolling Stones Words Can’t Describe 4:33 Sarah Vaughan. Gumslasher Robert Hill They set benchmarks and high standards. Some of their songs are so overwhelmingly enticing that I get mesmerized: “Do It Again,” “Reelin' In the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “FM (No Static at All),” “Hey Nineteen.” Those are probably their most played songs on the radio, and I bet most have heard of them. You don't wanna call nobody else So I can absolutely love Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac and Waylon Jennings and Keith Whitley and Sidney Bechet. 4:23 pm. Another group I enjoyed more as I aged was Moody Blues for similar reasons. It’s so much fun to find new styles of music! Rikki, don't lose that number. Parker's Band. Steely Dan is part of what i like to call the “thinking mans rock.” Along with others like the Blue Oyster Cult Dire Straits (who i really dig) or Supertramp, very insightful lyrics with intricate instrumentation. Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip. 8:55 pm. They could have been huge, but they decided to soldier forth with their music via less trodden paths that purposely hung to the side of popularity so as not to corrupt the sentiments they were trying to covey. Some of their tunes have among the most complex and interesting chords changes and arrangements in rock. He slapped your hand so you settled up your bill. Can’t say I’ve ever heard the same song twice by them. But it shouldn’t be uncool to like their music. Anyway, good for you. September 5, 2017 @ And leave him lying in the rain? In its heyday in the 1970s, the band scored hits with “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Do It Again,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Deacon Blues.” Born in New York City in 1950, Becker grew up revering the jazz giants Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974. It would be an understatement to say that it had a good run. 1:52 pm. know that Alabama is the Crimson Tide. See more ideas about Trailer park boys, Trailer park, Boys. I always thought ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ would make a great country song. Perfect time. They dab at you with a somewhat haunting, simple, obtuse, plain sound, and that all at once. September 5, 2017 @ Feb 28, 2020 - TRAILER PARK BOYS. Gene December 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm. One reason ive grown to like bands like this is how their songs are very open to interpretation. 9 Years Ago ChiTownHustler General Comment: I hear a precursor to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" in a little riff right after Donald sings, "Tobacco they grow in Peking." Like it does for every band, classic rock radio condensed what was otherwise a quite involved and diverse musical legacy down to a few select tracks that it summarily shoved down your throat for decades and decades until you loved to hate it, but for some sadistic reason couldn’t stop listening, possibly because it still was better than Top 40, or the country format after the Class of ’89, and Pandora and Spotify were still decades away. and they always work. Gerry Rafferty of Stealers Wheel is another cool 70s act. September 7, 2017 @ That song would appear on their next album after this one. (Rikki, don't lose that number) As a consequence I find myself taking deep dives into classic artists of many genres in a search for something fresh, strangely enough. 8:10 pm, hoptowntiger94 [Verse 1] And also “The Fez” and “F.M. Great guitar. Bill Six String Richie Any Major Dude Will Tell You. 6:00 am. Get ’em right back with H&O, but you can’t help but notice it. But I thought they did some really cool stuff. After this, it’s time for Pink Floyd and Rush! Woe to the one who does you wrong Haha, BrushHawg September 5, 2017 @ I asked myself why do they get such a bad rap? BrushHawg. Lone Wolf IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Hey, Mickey! The sax in ‘Baker Street’ is awesome. As I’ve aged I have really realized how cool it is to like many different styles of music. The last few shows I’ve been to I notice that they slip more and more Steely Dan covers in, and I admit they do them justice, probably their strongest songs as a matter of fact. At some point you started craving those guitar licks on “Reelin’ In The Years.” “Deacon Blues” seemed to encapsulate a depressed mood better than most. Pat Padua September 28, 2010 at 10:27 am. We could stay inside and play games, I don't know 11:34 am. [Chorus] just perfection. Suggestive lyrics. Barrytown. Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1974) Show Biz Kids (1973) Sign In Stranger (1976) The Caves of Altamira (1976) The Fez (1976) The Royal Scam (1976) More Songfacts: Whip ItDevo. That being said, I loathe them for their snarky, unabashed hatred of middle America, and the South specifically. Jim 7:34 pm, Still more country than Sam Hunt’s Kelsea Ballerini Tribute Band…, jessie with the long hair Your results may vary. 6:25 pm. Steely Dan reached its peak with Pretzel Logic (1974)—with the hit song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”—and Katy Lied (1975). anyway, intersting viewpoint of one of the great bands. I thought our little wild time had just begun SD were definitely an “uncool” band with “uncool” songs that takes time and experience to fully appreciate, even if you never gravitate to full fandom. With you 100% about loving many styles. September 7, 2017 @ Some of the absolute best players on their albums. As for the piano line, I think I had heard it on an old Sergio Mendes album. Robert Hill You didn’t want anyone else to think you were uncool, like Steely Dan. Sep 24, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Ande Clayton. September 5, 2017 @ Trigger Intelligent music with soul. But when I look around the crowd of 20 and 30-something yuppies, it always looks like they lose the crowd every time they launch into a SD song. Becker along with fellow bandmate Donald Fagen wrote some of the 1970s biggest hits, including 'Rikki Don't Lose that Number', 'Do It Again' and 'Reelin' in the Years'. Steely Dan is a weird band. They wrote great lyrics, great music, and they hired the best. I’ve seen him a few times in concert. Send it off in a letter to yourself With a gun You tell yourself you're not my kind And they could turn up the wick and wail. Great setlist, tight band and a soundman who knew his stuff. I now have a copy of every group and solo album/cd they ever put out lol, the pistolero I can’t talk to you about it. September 29, 2019 @ Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). Rikki, don't lose that number Craftsmanship. 10:27 am. July You're A … And leave him lying in the rain? [Chorus] You will be what you are just the same September 5, 2017 @ Instrumental 2 15. https://youtu.be/Z0rVFjhRL7w, Jack Williams With a gun I disagree with the latter sentiment to a degree, but they are HIGHLY regarded by every musician I’ve come across. One of the best shows I’ve seen. You’ll be missed, Walter. 8:08 pm, that’s too harsh, but it’s true they had their straw men and boogeymen, just like ginger, Flying J Brett Scotty J Don’t try to call me when they finally run you down This is the story of an older man who takes up with a much younger… You owed him money but you gave him something more [Chorus] Sharp. Rikki, don't lose that number Sam Cody Set In Stone 13. 6:09 pm. But, and this is the big thing, these various genres are best when they stay in there own lanes and that is really where the current music has gone off the rails and I really fear that it is a permanent crack up. 4:54 pm. After all, the band is named after a freaking dildo, and have you seen photos of Donald Fagan and Walter Becker? But if you have a change of heart You might use it if you feel better Maybe that’s where Horace heard it, too.” -Donald Fagen http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/07/interview-donald-fagen.html, I thought our little wild time had just begun, http://www.jazzwax.com/2011/07/interview-donald-fagen.html, Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Far Corporation, Ricky Don't Lose That Number by Tom Robinson. Thank for the article, Trig!!! Acca Dacca A classic pretzel is circular, full of holes, and twists in on itself—just like faulty reasoning. Yep, this was me also. 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