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Steely Dan

Steely Dan

Origin: United States

Genres: Fusion, Rock

Sophisticated with a sly, at times cynical, sense of humour, Steely Dan is one of the definitive bands of the 1970s with a distinctly un-1970s sound. Combining complex time signatures and cryptic lyrics, the group garnered a cult following that quickly bubbled over into the mainstream. The mastermind of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, both renowned perfectionists in the recording studio, Steely Dan polished rock music to a brilliant sheen with smooth jazz harmonies and catchy pop hooks. Although it was together for less than a decade, the innovative band remains a major influence.


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