8 thoughts on “ Dont Take Me Alive - Steely Dan - Katy Lied / Royal Scam (CD)

  1. The Royal Scam is the fifth studio album by Steely Dan, originally released by ABC Records in The album went gold and peaked at #15 on the charts. The Royal Scam features more prominent guitar work than the prior Steely Dan album, Katy Lied, which had been the first without founding guitarist Jeff kaforsumatmelut.isbronmatpaddnerlucatortelesinccons.co: Jazz rock, funk.
  2. I recently bought The Royal Scam along with two other dan favs Katy Lied and Pretzel Logic. I have to say that this album is fast becoming my favorite. I own all of Steely Dan's quote classic albums and in my opinion The Royal Scam has it all. All the tunes are perfect creations melding rock guitars jazzy keys and horns with phat R&B and funk /5().
  3. Mar 19,  · The Royal Scam is the fifth album by Steely Dan, originally released by ABC Records in The album went gold and peaked at #15 on the charts. The Royal Scam features more prominent guitar work than the prior Steely Dan album, Katy Lied, which had been the first without founding guitarist Jeff Baxter/5(K).
  4. "Don't Take Me Alive" is the third track from the fifth Steely Dan album the Royal Scam. Co-fronties Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are the writers of same, naturally. Co-fronties Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are the writers of same, naturally.
  5. The Royal Scam is the first Steely Dan record that doesn't exhibit significant musical progress from its predecessor, but that doesn't mean the album is any less interesting. The cynicism that was suppressed on Katy Lied comes roaring to the surface on The Royal Scam-- not only are the lyrics bitter and snide, but the music is terse, broken, and weary.
  6. The Royal Scam is a transitional album for Steely Dan; melody dominates lyric in the sense that the former pushes into new rhythmic areas for the group (more “pure” jazz, semireggae and.
  7. The guitar work on songs like 'Don't Take Me Alive' and 'Green Earrings' is to die for, some of my favorite solos and hooks on any Dan album. The paranoia in 'Kid Charlemagne' and 'Don't Take Me Alive' is palpable, as is the obsession in 'Green Earrings', or the hopelessness of 'The Royal Scam.'.

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