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    I didnít want to continue to disrupt the other thread, but I hadnít heard this in a while.


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    That doesnít sound as good as the studio versions they play on the radio.

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    I thought it sounded better.

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    The guy with the Telecaster (Skunk Baxter, on the left, big mustache, no beard) later became a defense consultant pushing missile defense systems.

    And why is Denny Dias doing Elliott Randall's famous guitar solo?
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    They seem to have sped it up to fit the time slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    The guy with the Telecaster (Skunk Baxter, on the left, big mustache, no beard) later became a defense consultant pushing missile defense systems.

    And why is Denny Dias doing Elliott Randall's famous guitar solo?


    And before his stint with the Dan and then, The Doobie Brothers, he was a guitar salesman at Sam Ash in NYC.

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    Creationists aren't mad - they're possessed of demons.

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    Gotta have this in an SD thread...

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    Anyone remember Burroughs opus with a "character"of the same name?

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    Needs more cowbell.


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    drink scotch whisky all night long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhQ5Dg6gdEw

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    I was in a cover band in the late 70s when all that was hot. We worked incredibly hard at reproducing SD songs. They were a blast to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icyb View Post
    drink scotch whisky all night long.
    I actually tried that once - it did not end well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    And before his stint with the Dan and then, The Doobie Brothers, he was a guitar salesman at Sam Ash in NYC.

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    While at Sam Ash's he did a lot of guitar tech and set up work and came up with his strat rewiring setup. His playing was a strong influence for me. He is also a great pedal steel player.
    I first met Jeff in Melbourne in the mid 70's at a Doobie Bros concert after party and I would see him each time he visited Melbourne. The most memorable show was in a converted bluestone warehouse in Melbournes CBD with Jeff and Joe Walsh. When I got into recording I found my niche in live recording using a professional 8 track 1/2 inch tape machine when digital came in. In a chat with Jeff around the same time, 1998, he mentioned he was doing a similar thing with a mobile truck in New York, traveling to venues and recording up and coming promising bands for free. An interesting and innovative man for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icyb View Post
    drink scotch whisky all night long
    there's a name for the winners in the world, they call alabama the crimson tide

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandtown View Post
    I actually tried that once - it did not end well.
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    So many great songs. I guess this one has always been at the top of my play list, but it's a hard call..

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    While at Sam Ash's he did a lot of guitar tech and set up work and came up with his strat rewiring setup. His playing was a strong influence for me. He is also a great pedal steel player.
    I first met Jeff in Melbourne in the mid 70's at a Doobie Bros concert after party and I would see him each time he visited Melbourne. The most memorable show was in a converted bluestone warehouse in Melbournes CBD with Jeff and Joe Walsh. When I got into recording I found my niche in live recording using a professional 8 track machine when digital came in. In a chat with Jeff around the same time, 1998, he mentioned he was doing a similar thing with a mobile truck in New York, traveling to venues and recording up and coming promising bands for free. An interesting and innovative man for sure.
    That's cool stuff, Hallam. Thanks for sharing that. Jeff, " Skunk," Baxter is certainly a man who's led an interesting life.


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    Originally Posted by Paul Pless

    there's a name for the winners in the world, they call alabama the crimson tide



    Paul, I'm not sure they meant that lyric to be complimentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Paul, I'm not sure they meant that lyric to be complimentary.

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    Creationists aren't mad - they're possessed of demons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    Well... not to Wake Forest, at least.


    What I mean is he sings:

    They gotta name for the winners in the world. I want a name when I lose. They call Alabama the Crimson Tide. They call me Deacon Blue.

    I take that to mean they are equating two losers.

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    Chevy Chase was their drummer in Fagen Becker's college iteration.

    The name Steely Dan came from a mechanical dildo in "Naked Lunch".
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    yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    I was in a cover band in the late 70s when all that was hot. We worked incredibly hard at reproducing SD songs. They were a blast to play.
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    That music played endlessly on the radio back then. I was a flying instructor at the time, and in the office AM stations were always playing.

    Not to my taste in any way.

    Mind you, I kind of liked Supertramp.

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    Warning: Not exactly Steely Dan

    Dukes of September--Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and Mr John Herrington on lead guitar--playing Scaggs', Lowdown.

    Transcendent.




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    Thanks Kevin! I didn't know about the Dukes of September, but I've been a Boz fan since his days with the Steve Miller Band.
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