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Katy Lied  Steely Dan's Katy Lied cd review

1975

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Katy Lied review

Steely Dan's fourth album Katy Lied has many of the characterizes of the album that preceded it, Pretzel Logic, as it is an great collection of short soothing songs.  At this point of their career Steely Dan had discontinued touring to become a studio band.  They brought in a slightly more jazz approach to this record than their previous ones such as the outstanding track "Dr. Wu" that features great piano to build the melody and a solid saxophone instrumental by Phil Woods. They also toned down dirtiness of the guitar instrumentals, with the exception of their classic "Black Friday"  with a searing solo on the opening track. Otherwise the guitar solos are more tame, shorter, and take a jazz rather than rock approach to the phrasing, such as on "Your Gold Teeth 2." It seems every Steely Dan album has a blues track and this albums keeps the tradition with "Chain Lightning."  Michael McDonald backup vocals are strong on several tracks, but none more than "Bad Sneakers."  

Katy Lied is another excellent Steely Dan album. It has a heavy piano emphasis than any other Dan album which gives it a special appeal to me.  by Barry Small
Grade 
A

Steely Dan Katy Lied Song List
Track List

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1. Black Friday (Becker / Fagen) - 3:33
2. Bad Sneakers (Becker / Fagen) - 3:16
3. Rose Darling (Becker / Fagen) - 2:59
4. Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More (Becker / Fagen) 3:12
5. Doctor Wu (Becker / Fagen) - 3:59
6. Everyone's Gone to the Movies (Becker / Fagen) - 3:41
7. Your Gold Teeth II (Becker / Fagen) - 4:12
8. Chain Lightning (Becker / Fagen) - 2:57
9. Any World (That I'm Welcome To) (Becker / Fagen) - 3:56
10. Throw Back the Little Ones (Becker / Fagen) - 3:11

Steely Dan Katy Lied Musicians
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Donald Fagen - Keyboards, Vocals 
Walter Becker - Bass, Guitar, Vocals 

Supporting Cast

Larry Carlton - Guitar
Rick Derringer - Guitar
Elliott Randall - Guitar
Denny Diaz - Guitar
Hugh McCracken - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
Chuck Rainey - Bass
Wilton Felder - Bass
Victor Feldman - Percussion, Keyboards, Vibraphone
Michael Omartian - Piano, Keyboards
David Paich - Piano, Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro - Drums, Dorophone
Hal Blaine - Drums
Phil Woods - Horn, B. vocals
Bill Perkins - Horn
Jimmie Haskell - Horn
Michael McDonald - B. vocals
Myrna Matthews - B. vocals
Shirley Matthews - B. vocals
Carolyn Willis - B. vocals

Steely Dan Katy Lied - Credits
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Label MCA
Released 1975

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