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Sat Oct 1, 2022, 06:14 PM

 

Luckiest Music Generation: Steely Dan - Peg



A song I was hooked on from the first second I heard note 1, even though it's not my favorite from their smash album, Aja (that would be the title track). The lucky part is that this was Top 40 for my generation. Not the deep album tracks, but what any ordinary schmuck could pick up on an AM station. Or even yokel teens like me in the boonies, with little else connecting me to a bigger music world.

This being Top 40 is what made us lucky to be around for it.

Love the Michael McDonald backing vocals, too.

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Reply Luckiest Music Generation: Steely Dan - Peg (Original post)
Genki Hikari Oct 2022 OP
hlthe2b Oct 2022 #1
Genki Hikari Oct 2022 #3
Duppers Oct 2022 #8
walkingman Oct 2022 #2
Genki Hikari Oct 2022 #4
walkingman Oct 2022 #5
Diamond_Dog Oct 2022 #6
tableturner Oct 2022 #7

Response to Genki Hikari (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 06:20 PM

1. It really is true that the 60s, 70s and some 80s-90s were the ultimate eras

And I say this NOT to offend our younger members, but I do feel sorry for much (not all) of the musical offerings today (and in the couple of decades).

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 06:27 PM

3. Lots of great music out there, but

 

Listeners have to work to find it now.

When we were young, turn on an AM radio, and you'd probably find something worth listening to. Now you have to dig around through Youtube videos.

My son said what blew his mind was how many different genres we listened to, all in one place. It was nothing to hear Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic, Van Halen, Chuck Mangione, Donna Summer and Willie Nelson on a Top 40 station over the course of an hour.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 02:33 AM

8. Indeed! 👍

Even my 35yo son agrees.

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Response to Genki Hikari (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 06:23 PM

2. No doubt the greatest music generation. The thing I miss the most is waiting for the next album and

then listening to the entire album. Something is missing when you don't take the whole album as part of the creative effort.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 06:29 PM

4. In a way, yeah, but honestly?

 

Most albums aren't all that great. For every Aja or Physical Grafitti, there were a score of one-hit-wonder + filler crap albums, even back then.

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Response to Genki Hikari (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 06:37 PM

5. I agree. The ones that show off the artistic side of song selection is what make

the Album. Ex: Dark side of the Moon or Led Zeppelin IV or Ziggy Stardust. JMO

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Response to Genki Hikari (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 09:13 PM

6. I played the grooves off my Aja album.

Every song good. But Iím partial to Peg and Deacon Blues.

Modern pop music today is just meh. Very few stations even play rock anymore. Late sixties and Seventies was THE era AFAIC.

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Response to Genki Hikari (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 09:33 PM

7. K and R......Steely Dan, my favorite!

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