Back for more punishment.

20200212 Fashion play your part o be workers of StToGD

These last few are pre-Becker. Pretty easy to compare them and see how much influence Becker had.

20200209 Deacon Blues Jets GDT

I learn to work the sax o phone.

20200207 Rikki Don't Lose That Numbah

when you get home.
doo doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo

20200204 You buy you me, I buy me you TfGD

In the long ago, this band occupied a good amount of my music-listening bandwidth. First heard of them when they released the album previous to this one (Working with Fire & Steel). WWF&S was very synth poppy as was the style of the time. When this album was released I was pretty excited to hear how much their synth tech-ery had improved. If only. This is  first track.

I've never been a fan of Steely Dan, but I could stomach them and even liked a few of their biggest numbers. My immediate thought was that this was some weird tribute to Steely Dan. Sure, fine, I could live with it. Then I read the liner notes to find Walter Becker not only produced the album, but also played so much on it that he was attributed as a member of the band. There are times on this album where the song--except for the singing--might just as well be released as Steely Dan. See if you don't agree.

20200203 Reeling In the Years

Good looking bunch of dudes.

20200201 Is There Something I Should Know - Coyotes GDT

Wiping the Grateful Dead completely off.