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Steely Dan Ready to Hit the Road Again

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 5 September 1976

MORE OFTEN than not, the news on Steely Dan is no news. Compulsive recordmakers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the group's creative core, are usually ensconced in the studio, rejecting the conventional wisdom that a band must perform to survive. Finally, though, the first Steely Dan tour in well over two years appears on the horizon, and if the performing-makes-hits theorem proves true, it could give Steely Dan its first big-seller since '74's 'Rikki, Don't Lose That Number'. Not that Becker and Fagen care that much.

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