volume 1 #01
Steely Dan are one of the most interesting groups in rock history. They’ve been with us forever and have a history that is not easy to piece together.
In the 1970’s after immediate and huge success…[.they had a Gold album and 2 #1 hit singles within the first 9 months of their existence…}Fagen and Becker began re-writing their origins by inserted “stylized lies” or “stylies” into every interview they gave.
Their motivation was to erase the memory of their first touring band, led by the inept David Palmer, and present the Dan as a coherent solid mass from its’ inception. Unfortunately this approach has led to the first 3 years of their existence to be obscured to the point of myth….let us use this blog to bring the early Steely Dan saga into better focus..