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Any Major Dude Will Tell You: The Funked-Up Muzak and Cerebral Genius of Steely Dan

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2012

NOTE: This is an updated version of a piece written for the short-lived biannual Faber/Domino publication Loops. I've revived it to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dan debut Can't Buy a Thrill and the imminent release of Donald Fagen's sublimely-titled new solo album Sunken Condos––BH

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