Throwback Thursday – Steely Dan’s Debut Album ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’

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Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s was all about music. It seemed there was always a new group not he scene with an innovative twist and sound. 1972’s Can’t Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan was a good example that fused jazz and rock with complex arrangements and exceptional musicianship.

Core members Donald Fagan and Walter Becker met in 1968. Although they worked together on several musical projects including a musical score for a low budget Richard Pryor movie it was not until 1972’s debut album that the duo receive success. Along with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Denny Dias, David Palmer and Jim Hodder, Fagan and Becker recorded Can’t Buy A Thrill which featured two Top-40 hits, Do It Again and Reeling In The Years and Dirty Work that receiving FM airplay as well.

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Although the band toured for several months eventually releasing Countdown to Ecstasy which was not as…

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