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Steely Dan: Countdown To Ecstasy (MCA)

Mick Gold, Let It Rock, December 1973

STEELY DAN IS a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, who entered the music world via a two-year gig with Jay and the Americans. They say they don’t regret that period, but since they’ve lifted their name from The Naked Lunch they’ve clearly been through a few changes. Not that this album displays any of Lunch’s aggressive weirdness.

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