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Steely Dan: The Royal Scam

Bud Scoppa, Circus, 24 August 1976

DONALD FAGEN AND Walter Becker don't play by the rules. They won't tour, they won't talk to interviewers, they won't keep a band together — instead they prefer to ship out their best players to the Doobie Brothers and hire hand-picked freelance musicians for specific parts on specific tracks (they've been known to fly players from New York to Los Angeles just to lay down 30-second solos).

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