What people said about VickyMB1970’s jam Kid Charlemagne

23 Comments (since 3 May 2014)

7 years, 2 days ago

brianberrington

One of my favourite groups, another top pick.

7 years, 2 days ago

gillmaxwell

Cheers Vicky, good to know it's not just me ;-0 My eternal companions since 1977. I know, eeek!

7 years, 2 days ago

ErnieBilko

Great song, album and guitar solos...

7 years, 2 days ago

duncan_idaho

This album's a personal favourite and it helps that this track kicks it off something fierce. Fantastic!

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@layla @brianberringto Thanks, I am a huge fan of Steely Dan.

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@gillmaxwell That's a source of pride, no eeek necessary!! I cannot imagine my life without their music; thankfully I don't have to! :-)

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@ErnieBilko Indeed, breathtaking guitar solos...

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@duncan_idaho I agree. I have thought long and hard about this over the years and I think The Royal Scam is my favourite Steely Dan album.

7 years, 1 day ago

Sylvestrian

I first noticed you on TIMJ when you jammed Steely Dan but you haven't jammed them for a while. Looking back at popular music during my life, the Dan is my favorite band after The Beatles. I'm with you that The Royal Scam is my favorite album by Donald and Walter.

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@Sylvestrian Picking a favourite Steely Dan album is very hard. Katy Lied and Gaucho are also up there and Aja, of course. I would ask to keep the Royal Scam though if could only pick one. I love Two Against Nature as well. So glad they got a Grammy for that later on in their careers. I didn't discover them until I was about 19 but jeez, I'm glad I did. I heard somewhere that Aja is Paul McCartney's favourite album...Thank you for all the wonderful comments you send, I really appreciate them.

7 years, 1 day ago

Sylvestrian

Plenty of folks choose Aja as the best Dan album and one can make a good case for it. You might enjoy this remake (not merely covers) of the complete Aja album by The Darcys, a young Canadian band who do mostly original material: http://arts-crafts.ca/releases_spotlight.php?search=AC066&artist=The%20Darcys You can listen to it online but I think a download of the full album is still free.

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@Sylvestrian Thanks for this link. I look forward to listening to this later. :-)

7 years, 1 day ago

tomdwilly

Fully with you on The Dan Worship although would have to put my two pence in for Countdown to Ecstasy as their best album. Flawless.

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@tomdwilly No, please do! I'm having a 'heated debate' with my brother - a big Dan fan - he likes Countdown to Ecstacy best too. When all the output is excellent how do you pick?

7 years, 1 day ago

VickyMB1970

@Sylvestrian Wow, what intriguing interpretations! Really put a different spin on the Aja songs. For me, their interpretation of Home at Last is the stand out track. Thank you for that. :-)

7 years, 1 day ago

gillmaxwell

@VickyMB1970 I can't imagine life without em either! Re fave album discussion here: I think it changes over time, and that's how it should be. For me it's AJa v Royal Scam, the latter *just* wins. But what an embarrassment of riches, really!

7 years, 1 day ago

ErnieBilko

Love all their albums but it has to be 'Countdown...' and 'Can't Buy A Thrill' for me...

7 years, 1 day ago

Sylvestrian

I'm so glad you enjoyed The Darcys' version of Aja. The songs are so different from the originals that it's a little bit of a jolt at first but I'm happy to report that the reworked songs hold up well after repeated listenings.

7 years, 1 day ago

duncan_idaho

@VickyMB1970 @Sylvestrian That Darcys cover album is really unique. One thing I loved about it was that it held true to the source material, but wasn't afraid to push in its own direction. I thought Deacon Blues and Peg were fantastic interpretations.

7 years, 23 hours ago

duncan_idaho

@VickyMB1970 The Royal Scam is without doubt a top contender. Kid Charlemagne followed by The Caves of Altamira and Don't Take Me Alive are probably the best 1-2-3 punch an album could give you. And it keeps going strong even after that. Yeah, I'd say The Royal Scam or Countdown To Ecstasy, hands down.

7 years, 12 hours ago

VickyMB1970

@duncan_idaho @ErnieBilko @gillmaxwell So good to know what your favourites/current favourites are. One thing we can all agree on; Steely Dan are great! :-)

7 years, 7 hours ago

gillmaxwell

Watching American Hustle tonight I'm reminded to go back to the earlier Dan albums. But I'd still have to say all things considered, The Royal Scam is my absolute favourite. But wait....;-0

6 years, 11 months ago

Shaka

great jam by a shaka fave...steely dan has such great chemestry