Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Donald Fagen: Former Steely Dan Member On His New Album

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 19 March 2006

IN THE BRUTAL world of American football, teams often employ what they call a "hurry-up offense", a series of plays they can run quickly when time is running out. You don't need to meet Donald Fagen – a hunched, thin and angular presence, the antithesis of "sporty" – in person to realise he's not exactly Mr Hurry-Up. You just have to check his release schedule, which makes even such leisurely operators as Kate Bush and The Blue Nile seem like feverish paragons of industry.

Total word count of piece: 2117