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Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, March 1993

DONALD FAGEN'S first album in 11 years, Kamakiriad, can be judged from two different perspectives. On the one hand, it marries tartly ironic lyrics with ...

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Donald Fagen, parts 1 & 2 (1993)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1993

On making Kamakiriad, NYC versus LA, favourite grooves and favourite rhythm sections, working by himself and looking back on Steely Dan

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 74.8meg, total interview length: 80' 36" sound quality: ***

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Donald Fagen Spins His Favourite Records

Book Excerpt by Charlie Gillett, Capital Radio broadcast, 1982

After the release of The Nightfly, Donald Fagen visited the U.K. to promote it, and one of the few "interviews" he permitted was with Charlie ...

Donald Fagen: The Nightfly

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, October 1982

AHEM. WHERE were we? Steely Dan go out on the worst album of their entire career, Walter Becker gets involved in one of those stupidly ...

Donald Fagen Revisits an Era of Innocence

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, January 1983

"LACK OF IRONY," says Donald Fagen with a wry grin, "is not exactly my specialty." It's an odd apology – more like a boast – ...

Donald Fagen: A Nightfly Up Against The Wall

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, January 1983

RICHARD COOK meets the urbane spokesman of cool, DONALD FAGEN who, for 14 years, partnered Walter Becker in Steely Dan. A celebrated eccentric, Fagen ...

Steely Dan: Desperate For Dan

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, January 1991

No, there won't be a Steely Dan reunion. But the good news for those still checked in at the Hotel California is that songwriting partners ...

Donald Fagen: Return of the Nightfly

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, November 1991

Steely Dan co-creator Donald Fagen resurfaces after nearly a decade of silence, with new works and a new outlook on life. ...

Donald Fagen: Reeling In The Years

Interview by Rob Steen, Independent, The, November 1991

NOT BEFORE time, the man who did it again is doing it again. But, after nine years of soundtrack credits and precious little else, muffled ...

Donald Fagen: Get Your Motor Running

Interview by Hank Bordowitz, Creem, 1993

With Kamakiriad, Donald Fagen proves that behind every great album is a great car ...

Donald Fagen: Steely Don is no fly-by-night

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, May 1993

With their jazz-tinged soft-rock and mordant lyrics, Steely Dan were critics' favourites and a staple of FM radio throughout the Seventies. ...

Donald Fagen: Dan Dare

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, May 1993

Back in the '70s, Steely Dan grabbed the American Dream by the throat with their deceptively soft rock. Now singer Donald Fagen is back, giving ...

Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, May 1993

ELEVEN years between albums is excessive, even by living-legend standards. For some pop performers, that's time enough to get discovered, be the next big thing, ...

Donald Fagen: Back To Bed For Another 11 Years Then

Interview by Andy Gill, Q, June 1993

VARIOUSLY JET-LAGGED and eyeing each other guardedly from behind their paper plates and coffee cups, half a dozen representatives of the world's rock press settle ...

Donald Fagen: Kamakiriad (Warner Bros.)

Review by Mat Snow, Q, July 1993

KAMAKIRIAD (Japanese for "insect" but used in this case as a futuristic steam-driven car with its own vegetable garden) tells of a journey, as much ...

Donald Fagen: The Man Who Came In From The Cool

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Arena, Spring 1993

Steely Dan were the muso's band. As icily astute chroniclers of the Seventies, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker recorded a series of virtuoso albums of ...

Donald Fagen: Former Steely Dan Member On His New Album

Interview by Andy Gill, Independent, The, 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 ...

see also Walter Becker

see also Steely Dan

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