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The Royal Scam
Steely Dan

The Royal Scam



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  • One year since I got into SD and I have to say this is their GOAT album.
  • Yes,here here. Fagen / Becker.........mister junior you've hit the nail right on the head. this is why i love these guys like no other. very few have been able to articulate the cynicism as well and make it sound sooo Good. love i love these guys..
  • This one seems to be the black sheep of Steely Dan's 70s output, which is a shame because it's a great record. The first five songs are all exceptional, but I think "Haitian Divorce" is the best track on here. An album that's positively overflowing with the kind of cynicism that many felt but few could articulate anywhere near as well as Fagen/Becker in the mid- to late-70s.
  • Nobody mentions "Don't Take me Alive". So sad to read this shoutbox. Good album.
  • One of my favorite songs is about a drug "chef"?!? I thought they were singing about a musician... LOL
  • Classic Album!
  • love it !!!!
  • Words that speak volumes....turn the knob to 10....Saying all is forgiven Mad Dog surrender How can I answer A man of my mind can do anything .....I'm a bookkeeper's son I don't wanna shoot no one Well, I crossed my old man back in Oregon Don't take me alive Got a case of dynamite I could hold out here all night Yes, I crossed my old man back in Oregon Don't take me alive"
  • Definitely contains the Dan's darkest lyrics, by far. But, it appeals to the cynic in me. Plus, it's got some really great grooves. I read somewhere that "Sign in Stranger" is like something that Philip K. Dick would have written, if he were a musician. Interesting thought, that.
  • as close as they got to funk, soul, gospel...

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