"STEELY DAN"DEBUT 1972 LP # MCA-37040 "CANT BUY A THRILL" PLAYGADED VERY NEAR MINT VINYL, COVER VG++ Actual pictures, a little bright but more upon request Their debut album, Can't Buy a Thrill , was released in 1972 and made an immediate impression with the hit singles " Do It Again " and " Reelin' In the Years ", reaching #6 and #11 respectively on the Billboard singles chart. Those and the Palmer-sung "Dirty Work" eventually became staples on classic rock radio. Because of Fagen's reluctance to sing live, David Palmer handled most of the vocal duties on stage. During the first tour, it became apparent to Katz and Becker that Palmer's interpretation of the material wasn't having the same impact, and eventually convinced Fagen that he was the one who best conveyed the attitude and meaning of the songs. Palmer quietly left the group during the recording of the second album. The lineup of Can't Buy a Thrill were both band-oriented. Denny Dias handled the rhythm guitar as well as the electric sitar solo on "Do It Again", and Jeff Baxter handled lead guitar duties. Jim Hodder played drums as well as singing on one track, "Midnite Cruiser". As for Becker and Fagen themselves, Becker played bass and sang some sparse backup vocals while his partner Fagen played all keyboards (piano, electric piano, organ) and sang lead on every track but three. Tracks; All songs by Becker and Fagen. Side one " Do It Again " – 5:56 Solos by Denny Dias and Donald Fagen Vocal by Donald Fagen "Dirty Work" – 3:08 Sax solo by Jerome Richardson Vocal by David Palmer "Kings" – 3:45 Solo by Elliot Randall Vocal by Donald Fagen "Midnite Cruiser" – 4:08 Solo by Jeff Baxter Vocal by Jim Hodder "Only a Fool Would Say That" – 2:57 Solo by Jeff Baxter Vocal by Donald Fagen and David Palmer Side two " Reelin' in the Years " – 4:37 Lead guitar by Elliot Randall Vocal by Donald Fagen "Fire in the Hole" – 3:28 Steel guitar by Jeff Baxter Vocal by Donald Fagen "Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)" – 4:21 Steel guitar by Jeff Baxter Vocal by David Palmer "Change of the Guard" – 3:39 Solo by Jeff Baxter Vocals by Donald Fagen and David Palmer "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again" – 4:58 Vocal by Donald Fagen, Walter Becker and David Palmer
Steely Dan IsDonald Fagen - piano , electric piano , plastic organ , vocals Walter Becker - electric bass , vocals Jeff "Skunk" Baxter - guitar , pedal steel guitar Denny Dias - guitar, electric sitar Elliott Randall - guitar Jerome Richardson - tenor saxophone Snooky Young - flugelhorn Jim Hodder - drums , percussion , vocals (lead vocal on "Midnite Cruiser") Victor Feldman - percussion David Palmer - vocals (lead vocals on "Brooklyn" and "Dirty Work") Venetta Fields - background vocals on "Brooklyn" and "Kings" Clydie King - background vocals on "Brooklyn" and "Kings" Sherlie Matthews - background vocals on "Brooklyn" and "Kings
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