Countdown to Ecstasy

Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan)

  • 11 Feb 08:53
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Steely Dan were on a roll by the time this, their second album, was released. Already, they were the most critically favoured band of the 70s, and their star has never once dimmed. Prolific they were not, and quality not quantity was the order of the day. Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter added some tough meat to their smooth vegetables. This is never better demonstrated than on ‘My Old School’. This track has a series of almost-false guitar endings that the listener begs not to finish, even though he/she was probably smoking funny cigarettes at the time. Similarly gorgeous are ‘The Boston Rag’ and ‘King Of The World’. And just who are those loveable gloops on the album cover?

Tracks: Bodhisattva; Razor Boy; The Boston Rag; Your Gold Teeth; Show Biz Kids; My Old School; Pearl Of The Quarter; King Of The World....

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