The voice of Steely Dan and half its creative genius with the late great Walter Becker, Donald Fagen’s released four solo albums, the best known perhaps being his first, “The Nightfly.”
“On The Dunes” comes from his second – “Kamakiriad” – released in 1993, and features an oh so distinctive Donald piano riff that’s laid back at its best and reminds Dan fans of their opus major “Aja” with its sophisticated harmonic progressions. Slick production and hallmark doleful lyrics here make for a special listening experience.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”