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About Steely Dan

As the vehicle for the songwriting of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan defied all rock & roll conventions. Preferring jazz, traditional pop, blues, and R&B, the band created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks and complex harmonies and time signatures, with a devotion to the recording studio. With producer Gary Katz, Becker and Fagen changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring professional musicians to record their compositions, but beginning in the 1990s they began touring and recording again. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1972

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