The co-founder of Steely Dan has died from an undisclosed illness.
From 1994, here's my favorite track from his debut solo album.
I've said it before but -- damn, this death stuff is really starting to piss me off.
PS: To paraphrase Cameron Crowe, you still can't buy a better album than Countdown to Ecstasy...
...or Pretzel Logic.
Yeah, I know most people are more partial to the Dan's later, more self-consciously sophisticated records, like Gaucho or Aja, but those two have always struck me as just a little too mellow by comparison. Which is, I guess, to say that they don't rock as hard.
Not that there's anything wrong with THAT, of course.