Steely Dan

Rock Flashback: The Bosstown Sound

In 1968, a record producer named Alan Lorber started hyping “the Bosstown Sound” as a marketing concept. Other American cities had their influential scenes — Detroit, Memphis, San Francisco — so why not Boston? The […]


Rock Flashback: REO Speedwagon

Thirty years ago this week, “Keep on Lovin’ You” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]REO Speedwagon[/lastfm] hit #1 on the Billboard singles chart as the album Hi Infidelity continued its run atop the album chart. For a lot […]


This Week In Rock History: R.E.M., The Beatles, Motley Crue

This week in 1981, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]R.E.M.[/lastfm] made its first recordings at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia. The band recorded eight songs that day, including “Radio Free Europe”; three of them would eventually appear, in different […]


Do you speak Steely?

[lastfm]Walter Becker[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Donald Fagen[/lastfm] were some “creative guys.”  Of course, they had a lot of help with “creative pharmaceuticals.”  Have you ever stopped to take a closer listen to [lastfm]Steely Dan[/lastfm] lyrics?  I swear, […]


Birthday and Departures – Saturday – KOOL Olympics Day

I’ll have pictures from Flagstaff posted tomorrow – too busy taking them today! BIRTHDAYS AND DEPARTURES -2/20 1946 – JEROME GEILS ([lastfm]J. GEILS BAND[/lastfm]) 1950 – WALTER BECKER ([lastfm]STEELY DAN[/lastfm]) 1951 – RANDY CALIFORNIA ([lastfm]SPIRIT[/lastfm]) […]