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Infant September 3rd, 2017 09:36 AM

Walter Becker RIP....dead at 67
 
Just read this this morning.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-67-w500956

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Srini September 3rd, 2017 01:17 PM

Whoa! Now, there's a shocker! I'm at a loss for words....RIP!

Srini

Infant September 3rd, 2017 06:44 PM

Just realized I posted this in the wrong place...

SAguitar September 3rd, 2017 07:03 PM

Wow, that is a huge loss for the music realm. Rest in peace, brother, and thanks for all you gave us.

Infant September 3rd, 2017 07:15 PM

I took out my vinyl version of Aja and listened to it this afternoon

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SAguitar September 3rd, 2017 07:31 PM

Everything that Becker and Fagan recorded was priceless, soulful and impeccable.

johnreardon September 4th, 2017 03:27 AM

Never been a fan of their music, but always sad to see a talent die way too early.

Srini September 4th, 2017 05:55 AM

Becker and Fagen were, to me, the ultimate geniuses of contemporary popular music. Personally, after Steely Dan of the late 70s, there was nothing left to listen to - not even the later Steely Dan.

Srini

SAguitar September 4th, 2017 08:42 PM

Have you checked out Donald Fagan's solo albums, they are some of my favorites in my entire collection, and Becker is on several of those.

Srini September 5th, 2017 05:40 AM

Stan, the only solo album I had was Nightfly, which was very much like a Steely Dan album I thought. For some reason, most of the excerpts I heard after that - Fagen's solo work as well as Steely Dan - seemed like a caricature of their classic material. To me, it seemed like they were trying to chase after their own tails. This, of course, is my personal opinion and I'm sure people will disagree, but for me, nothing compares to Aja and Gaucho.

Srini


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