Cool! I love Steely Dan, though I'm a bit skeptic about hearing them in a modern setting. Part of their appeal, IMHO, is that they tried to sound ultra-slick during the 70s when you could only do that to a point, because of technical limitations, so they ended up sounding fantastic. If you get what I mean. I'm a little afraid that they just sound too clean and professional today.
In any case, their songs are incredible and I wouldn't hesitate to see them live if they came to a city near me (I live in Sweden) and ticket prices were ok. Gotta say they sound very good in this video. Love that album too. Kid Charlemagne is one of the world's best produced songs, I think.
I agree with when you write:"that they tried to sound ultra-slick during the 70s when you could only do that to a point, because of technical limitations, so they ended up sounding fantastic" - I think they chose to tour very limited back in the day, because of that exact thought. Larry Carlson was the lead guitar on may originals from RS. But it was still a great show.. I hope you enjoyed the video... I I'll post more on YT later.
caught them this summer at a small outdoor venue where the weather and sound were just beautiful. I remember thinking that its been a long time since I've heard such a crisp, tight sound live. The horns, guitars, et al were awesome.
Have always loved Prefab Sprout who just has released a new album. Nowadays Prefab Sprout is a solo project by Paddy McAloon. One of the songs' video features the Hitchcock movie "To Catch A Thief" from 1955, partly filmed in Villefranch-sur-Mer.