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RE: Dead vs Steely Dan

I see them differently. They were an actual band (with some attrition) til about Aja, when the use of studio musicians predominates. They needed the versatility and ability of the studio guys in order to realize the sophistication of their writing.

Even then, Becker & Fagen wrote the charts. There's a famous story of Steve Gadd playing drums on the title song and nailing the pre-written chart in one take.

There were rhythm arrangement contributions along the way from people like Larry Carlton, but the bulk of the composition, arrangement and all lyrics were always by B&F.


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