3 Voicings, each one first simultaneously then, Origin of the name, and separately, the chord itself, "Winter 1989 interview with Walter Becker", "10 questions for Caligula's Horse guitarist Sam Vallen", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mu_chord&oldid=958972952, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 May 2020, at 15:12. Submissions are invited for a special issue of Rock Music Studies on Steely Dan at 50. Other than that, I appreciate the rough mixes and imperfections that can come out in the studio for mastering. Steely Dan’s lightweight music flaunted a dark heart and beat Patrick Bateman to the synthesis by decades. Their biggest hits have a kind of eternal life, anthems that grace barbecues, bars, and band jams for their simultaneously irreverent, yet wholesome outlook on American culture. The add 2 chord is not invented by Steely Dan and many artists (notably Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers) have been using this chord long before them. The same can be said about all of the Steely Dan releases. Live music kinda sucks imo. Cant say I find Steely Dan appealing. This is perhaps because Vice President Bruce Funkhouser admits to being a Dan "fanatic," and perhaps because that light jazzy sound best serves Muzak's ends. Big prog rock fan here too. I'd be interested to know, do other folks on the Spectrum appreciate music in a similar way that I do? "Inversions of the µ major may be formed in the usual manner with one caveat: the voicing of the second and third scale tones, which is the essence of the chord's appeal, should always occur as a whole tone dissonance." Creative Muse > Technical Complexity any day. Four of its seven tracks were radio hits with a broad spectrum of appeal. (Walter Becker's does not, FWIW.). But the biggest single knock against Steely Dan is how cold and inauthentic they feel. Prog rock is amazing. Part Five: Steely Dan _____ ONE of the most rewarding ... Palmer's very presence signals the one major flaw with the album -- in an attempt to appeal to a wide audience, Becker and Fagen tempered their wildest impulses with mainstream pop techniques. But for more than 40 years, they've preferred to pretend it never existed. I’d take a road trip with you anytime! https://www.mlive.com/news/2013/10/federal_appeals_court_upholds.html Official online store of the legendary band Steely Dan. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Its creator delves into the peculiar appeal of Dan-related humor, and why David Crosby looms so … Part Five: Steely Dan _____ ONE of the most rewarding ... Palmer's very presence signals the one major flaw with the album -- in an attempt to appeal to a wide audience, Becker and Fagen tempered their wildest impulses with mainstream pop techniques. Steely Dan's Concert History. The Odd Critical Appeal of Steely Dan Some extremely juicy thoughts on Steely Dan in Ian Penman’s lengthy review of Donald Fagen’s Eminent Hipsters (which I place near the top of the list of musician autobiographies I should read; granted, it’s an incredibly short list, maybe three or four tops which even interest me). The reference to this chord as "mu major" has been popularized by fans of the jazz-influenced rock group Steely Dan, as well as by the band members themselves. The add 2 chord is not invented by Steely Dan and many artists (notably Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers) have been using this chord long before them. Otherwise I much prefer well-produced recordings. Steely Dan ‎– Steely Dan/Greatest Hits Label: ABC Records ‎– 2022-1107 Format: ... Of course there’s the snob appeal, with those who think they’re true fans, because true fans don’t do greatest hits, fan track through the original albums … but you know, sometimes I … Titus, 67, told police that her husband shoved her into a marble frame during an argument. Fans can purchase exclusive merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, vinyl and more. Notable users are vibes player/composer Roy Ayers, pianist/composer Herbie Hancock and composer Yoko Kanno. But generally, Steely Dan's eclectic style appeals to more discerning fans, who appreciate a mesh of jazz, rhythm and blues and rock, electric guitars and horns and sardonic, articulate lyrics. Finish Line, funk group Vulfpeck alternates between G mu and F mu for the first half of each verse. Some describe the style as slicky inner city groove, but I would say that is more of a compliment rather then a ridicule as they are so few artists that fit into such a genre, Atlantic Rhythm Section, and Manhattan Transfer is more jazzier, but does have similar sounds. I like many genres of music. In a 1989 interview with Paul Zollo,[3] Walter Becker explained that the use of the chord developed from trying to enrich the sound of a major chord without making it into a "jazz chord". The mu major chord differs from a sus2 chord, as a sus2 chord does not contain a 3rd. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Will check him out! We also welcome people with other autism spectrum disorders. That and their copious layers of complexity, from the jazz-inspired harmonies to the dark and cryptic poetry of their lyrics. Built around the music of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, aka Steely Dan, the 12-piece band doesn’t attempt to look or dress like the real deal, instead they focus on the music, making sure that every note of the jazz rock legends is in place. I have the premium version of Tidal, so I also like listening to the higher quality version of music that I used to listen to in very bad quality back in the day. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut, Can't Buy a Thrill, illustrates.Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics. If you haven’t checked out Brian Eno, why not? Genius! I actually remember in high school telling people about Steely Dan. The song itself was written by Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford when they wondered how an alien visitor would view a deserted landscape of Earth. There are plenty of tribute bands in San Diego, but nothing quite like the Steely Damned 2. Steely Dan, or Steely Dan Lite. The appeal of SD for me has always been rooted in one (or all) of the following: the emotional pull of the melody; the cleverness and/or poignancy of the lyrics; or the spare and searing deftness of the instrumental passages. 1,222 words Steely Dan is a band composed of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. He considers Steely Dan to be “the perfect blend of rock, jazz, pop and R&B. There’s even a little country in the earlier material, when they had Skunk Baxter on pedal steel and guitar. It is suggested that the chord was conceived on or for use on keyboards. But generally, Steely Dan's eclectic style appeals to more discerning fans, who appreciate a mesh of jazz, rhythm and blues and rock, electric guitars and horns and sardonic, articulate lyrics. Steely Dan have an artistic voice that is more akin to Nabokov and Delillo than Jagger and Richards. It is formed by adding a 2nd to a major triad. I've heard of Brian Eno, and know he more or less invented the ambient soundscape as we know it. While other bands have attempted to be literary, few have succeeded. Genesis - Watcher of the Skies: https://youtu.be/bETFh4eRdM8. [2], Mu chords, or portions thereof, may be used in chord substitution by replacing the major triad found in voicings of other chords. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Steely Dan have an artistic voice that is more akin to Nabokov and Delillo than Jagger and Richards. The voicing is associated with jazz-rock band Steely Dan. Donald Fagen, the 67 years-old lead singer of Steely Dan, was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Libby Titus. 1972-’73: Can’t Buy A Thrill & Countdown to Ecstasy. ‘Baddantakes’ has become the unofficial online HQ for Steely Dan riffs, memes, and one-liners. Pink Floyd, Genesis, Dream Theatre, Marillion, Velvet Underground, The Who, 10cc, Rush, Talking Heads, and yes, Steely Dan are all on my playlist at work amongst other things. That and their copious layers of complexity, from the jazz-inspired harmonies to the dark and cryptic poetry of their lyrics. Songwriters Walter Becker and Donald Fagen had formed Steely Dan in 1972 as a rock sextet, with Becker playing bass (occasionally guitar) and Fagen on keyboards. Steely Dan ABC 931 Released: May 1976 Chart Peak: #15 Weeks Charted: 29 Certified Gold: 9/15/76 With each successive album, Steely Dan's popular success and appeal become more obscured by sundry admirers' claims of abstruseness and complexity. Gotta have a bit of soul. I am quite fond of analyzing the lyrics and trying to get all the various aspects of their meaning. This interval has to be present because it is the essence of this chord’s appeal (Donald Fagen’s own words). This is perhaps best expressed in the group’s own name — a reference to […] For safe and helpful conversation with people who have Asperger's Syndrome or those close to them. Aja is the most popular of all the Steely Dan recordings. The mu major chord differs from a sus2 chord, as a sus2 chord does not contain a 3rd. I've always liked his work. This chord is used extensively in their work, often arpeggiated at the end of musical phrases. I've made a deluxe edition of the MCA compilation from 1985; decade, and often listen to the flacs on my mobile, many of their songs remind me of a wonderfully easy and blissfully innocent early 80s childhood. Their music was "different" to my teenage ears, and that was a good thing to someone who felt different anyway. Steely Dan's first-ever single, and the first song they ever released, was named after Dallas. Most of Donald Fagen's solo work gives me the same feeling. Yes. Search at Ticketmaster.com, the number one source for concerts, sports, arts, theater, theatre, broadway shows, family event tickets on online. What makes Steely Dan so special is that they appeal to niche fans – musicians, production geeks, jazz aficionados, literary scholars, etc, yet they’re Grammy winning, top 40, FM mainstays. To some it seems inevitable that the Dan will eventually produce the Finnegan's Wake of rock. The chord/voicing technique was the same, just not named as such. Considering I have a set of AKG Q701s and a set of Grado SR325e headphones, I like well defined sound with a good soundstage. Blending elements of rock, jazz, latin music, R&B, blues and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. The Atlanta Rhythm Section was my first live concert! But they were really popular with the general population, so I don't think it's just a spectrum thing. I am a bass guitarist and guitarist and studied music in college. Just very unremarkable and boring. One thing about Steely Dan that appeals to my temperament as a person with AS is their perfectionistic attention to detail. This interval has to be present because it is the essence of this chord’s appeal (Donald Fagen’s own words). Progressive alternative rock band from the 2010s Caligula's Horse's lead guitarist and composer Sam Vallen frequently uses mu chords in his compositions, having studied Steely Dan's harmonic vocabulary for his honours thesis.[4]. Gadd, it seems, was the ultimate foil for the Dan’s demanding assault on a musician’s psyche. We first got FM radio in our city back in 1980, and Steely Dan was all the rage back then. The chord can also be voiced with the 9th (2nd) in the bass, although such voicings are generally known as slash chords. In their song "Hero Town" off of 2017's Mr. Love Aja and Gaucho. Ever since identifying them and getting into their work, I can confidently say they scratch an itch for me that no other musical artist does. Usage of the chord itself had been present for decades in jazz music from bebop to free jazz, and was especially present in the jazz-funk era from the late '60s to the early '80s. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The band was formed by Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards) and Walter Becker (guitar, bass), who met in 1967 while both attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and began a songwriting partnership shortly thereafter. The songwriting is fantastic. A C mu major chord can be voiced as a DEG triad with a C in the bass. The "mu major sound" is a distinctive idiom of Steely Dan's style. referencing Steely Dan/Greatest Hits, 2xLP, Comp, Gat, 2022-1107 There is a reason to find your way to this collection, simply beside the fact that it’s a really fine compilation. Well recorded and performed live rock and metal albums can be nice to listen to if they really capture the essence of the band well and you get a special sense of atmosphere, but I much prefer being there than just listening to a live recording. I appreciate good live recordings of jazz and classical music, and when they change tempo or rhythm the musicians adapt as they are leagues better in terms of having trained themselves than the vast majority of rock-only musicians. At the time, this week was perceived as the tail end of their most successful tour ever. Steely Dan's final two performances would follow in Santa Monica on the 3rd and 5th of July; the band attended a private 4th of July party thrown by Elton John for their opener, Kiki Dee, in between. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut, Can't Buy a Thrill, illustrates.Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics. I enjoyed Donald Fagan's solo album The Nightfly quite a bit too. Background. Boz Scaggs’ “Dirty Lowdown” where the bass guitar is panned left to right and back. But my taste is almost entirely Metal, with some bagpipes, punk, classical and folk thrown in when that mood hits me. I LOVE prog and experimental. explaining Steely Dan's appeal to or dislike by audiences across generations Potential contributors should first submit an abstract of approximately 500 words and a brief CV by July 31, 2020. I remember buying their album Champagne Jam...great stuff! I've never had an appreciation for live recordings, because the imperfections in timing and the deviations from the well-produced studio version would always get in the way of my enjoyment. "Inversions of the µ major may be formed in the usual manner with one caveat: the voicing of the second and third scale tones, which is the essence of the chord's appeal, should always occur as a whole tone dissonance. Steely Dan have announced that their 2020 Earth After Hours Tour with Steve Winwood has been rescheduled. Get the Steely Dan Setlist of the concert at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA, USA on July 6, 2014 from the Jamalot Ever After Tour and other Steely Dan Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Let’s go back and explore each of those records, from the beginning. While other bands have attempted to be literary, few have succeeded. A mu major chord or mu chord (signified by μ) is a particular voicing of an add 2[2] or "add 9" chord. I'm not familiar with Steve Albini, but I appreciate the recommendation. He’s worked with The Talking Heads, U2, and Coldplay. Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals). In terms of studio production, a commenter above notes Eno, and I love his stuff with Bowie, but I'll raise a Steve Albini. The voicing is associated with jazz-rock band Steely Dan. Steely Dan benefited from studio techniques that were invented or perfected at Abbey Road and from the expanding of the definition of "rock music" that The Beatles opened the door to. Weird, that. One thing about Steely Dan that appeals to my temperament as a person with AS is their perfectionistic attention to detail. Love all those artists you just mentioned. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are some wicked intelligent ironic smartasses. Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band which formed in 1972. In other words, Steely Dan was free to expand the parameters of pop/rock while being commercially successful because The Beatles had made it possible to do that. The Dan, however, don’t waste time or insult your intelligence by name checking allegedly “obscure” works from the realm of … I prefer the Grados for rock, but the Q701's are excellent for Steely Dan, symphonic and even solo instrumental music. Where do you get your Flacs? Musicians had a field day with the title track, which had powerful solos from Wayne Shorter and Steve Gadd. All of the songs sound amazingly good, almost elegantly so, go ahead, stand them up against the formal albums released during that time period and treat your ears. Started with nu-metal and pop punk in the early 2000s, got into metal of various kinds, classical music which I adore if done well with good feel and tone, jazz in general and definitely jazz fusion, funk, and even some electronic music if it is not really meant for dancing. Steely Dan Fans' Dandom Digest & dandom.com. Fans with tickets to the previously announced 2020 dates are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they will be honored for the new dates. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. For example, an Am7 chord can be voiced as a C major triad (CEG) with an A in the bass. With each successive album, Steely Dan ’s popular success and appeal become more obscured by sundry admirers’ claims of abstruseness and complexity. You may have seen this already, but the Genesis performance of "Watcher of the Skies" on the Midnight Special was amazing. If you are unable to attend the new date, you will be able to request a refund. I don't really care much for poetry unless it is being sung, and it sure helps to have Don Fagen singing. All of the songs sound amazingly good, almost elegantly so, go ahead, stand them up against the formal albums released during that time period and treat your ears. But for more than 40 years, they've preferred to pretend it never existed. But I also have CAPD, so it's already a clusterfuck of a soundscape. The man is a technical genius. When it comes to music, I have always appreciated tight and complex studio production more than live stage presence. Qumu and SharaX make remixes and techno-ish stuff, and Deadmou5 makes EDMs. Get the Steely Dan Setlist of the concert at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA, USA on August 15, 2013 from the Mood Swings: 8 Miles to Pancake Day Tour and other Steely Dan Setlists for free on setlist.fm! The Original Steely Dan Fan Internet Resource-Founded 1993. Submissions are invited for a special issue of Rock Music Studies on Steely Dan at 50. Last week, Adam Scales had so many bad things to say about the Washington Supreme Court's July 27 insurance law decision in Woo v.Fireman's Fund Insurance, he required a two-part series of columns (appearing August 14 and August 15) to air his grievances, most of which were directed toward the Court's holding that an over-the-top practical joke fell within the scope of a malpractice policy. To me, it was such an Aspie-like performance, full of power but showing no facial emotion. The Dan, however, don’t waste time or insult your intelligence by name checking allegedly “obscure” works from the realm of … So much of musical appeal across popular genres is predicated on a sense of authenticity and emotion. She later said that was not feeling good and was making plans to divorce Fagen. Steely Dan's first-ever single, and the first song they ever released, was named after Dallas. When Steely Dan arrived on the scene in 1972, “progressive rock” was in vogue, with bands like Yes, ELP, and Genesis catching the fancy of many listeners. When I used to go to music festivals, I'd find myself spending much more time at the stage with a DJ spinning trance than one with jam bands noodling away. I’m really into music production and seek out music that has innovative or complex production. Technically gifted, boring as fuck to listen to. It’s time for scenester embracing. Looking for tickets for 'Steely Dan'? Taking the upper portion (DEG) of the C mu chord and substituting this in place of the C triad in the original Am7 chord would give an A7sus4 chord: DEG with A in the bass.[2]. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Steely Dan's heyday was before I was born, but even as a toddler in the 80s, I remember catching snippets of what I later identified as their songs in supermarkets and on people's stereos, and always being like Ooh hey, I like that song! Qumu, Deadmou5 and SharaX appeal to me. According to the criminal complaint,… Read More Yes, I've always enjoyed Steely Dan. Authors selected for inclusion will be invited to submit manuscripts of … Steely Dan to me is what Joe Satriani is to guitar. referencing Steely Dan/Greatest Hits, 2xLP, Comp, Gat, 2022-1107 There is a reason to find your way to this collection, simply beside the fact that it’s a really fine compilation. I am familiar with him, both as a producer and as a member of Roxy Music. I like tight, perfect music...but mostly when it comes to EDM/IDM. "[1] When the chord is voiced with the 3rd in the bass, the presence of two stacked fourths in the upper register, between the second and the fifth, and the fifth and the root, gives the chord a quartal harmony flavour. I also love finding out the behind the scenes stories of all my favourite music, as a lot of it is really, really interesting. 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