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Fortunately, since I moved to New York inI have kept all of my datebooks right up to the present. I wanted to see if I hadn't notated which drummers we had recorded with and on which dates. Sadly, my entries were not as detailed as I thought that I had remembered them being.
One was called " Heartbreak Souvenir ," another was called " Second Arrangement ," that's the famous one that got erased! An assistant engineer accidentally erased it. I played on all of those. And I got erased from a couple of tunes that did make it onto the record. Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan was really weird, but I was fortunate to be recording for Steely Dan with some people whom I loved playing with, like Don Grolnickwho was one of my best friends.
Chuck Rainey was on many of those dates, and Anthony Jackson was on some of the sessions as well. But Don was a really close friend of mine, and he was somebody you could always talk to about the music. Oh, I can't Group Doueh Zayna Jumma this answer to pass without saying that, someone, who was to become one of my closest friends and musical colleagues, was also Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan part of many of these sessions, and that was none other than the incomparable, Rob Mounsey!
This story has been told a lot of times, and I guess I remember it differently than the other guys, but the tune Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan Gaucho ," we had played that a lot of times before that session with other drummers. Always a lot of takes. I can tell you that, on the night in question, on any one of those takes, Jeff Porcaro played his ass off.
If it had been my record, any one of those performances would have been great, superb. Jeff gave it everything that he had, and on every single take! At a certain point, Donald and Walter just threw their hands up, and said, "We're going home! We're just never going to get this tue right! So, it was only Rob, Anthony, Jeff and myself remaining. I remember going into the control room, and saying quietly but forcefully to Gary Bobby Charles Bobby Charles : "Look, I know they've gone home, but please, we can do this.
If it sucks after a while, we'll all go home. At some point, after doing a few new takes, Gary actually phoned Donald, and told him that we had kept on working, and that he felt that we were getting something good on tape. It was crazy, because, after a great take, Gary would say, for example, "That take was really great, now I just need Awake Atmosfere four bars.
But we did it, we always did what he asked us to do. I remember at one point during this process, Jeff got so pissed-off that he took Ida Haendel Geoffrey Parsons A Classical Recital sticks, and threw them across the room.
I couldn't blame him. He was working physically harder than the rest of us. We were all working hard, and concentrating intently, because you don't want to make a mistake. It's just the most crazy way to work, to record. Then, at some point, days or weeks later, they ended-up erasing Anthony, and Walter played bass on it. That broke Anthony's heart! In the end, I think that the final drum track was actually spliced together from several of the takes that we had done, but at that point in time, just HOW it was all assembled didn't really matter, because we had gotten something that they were happy with.
The whole experience Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan that musicians really Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan, and care very deeply, about doing the work, and doing a great job, and, in some cases, Venom At War With Satan will sacrifice damn near anything to get a meaningful song done, and in the best possible way! Bernard Purdie is the only guy I ever saw who did this.
We did two takes, and after the second one, he put on his overcoat, and he walked in the control room and said to everyone, " Well fellas, that's Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan It was amazing! We were all relieved, Steely Dan Four Tracks From Steely Dan we knew we had played great. That track is almost live. It should be like that.
But, it was very difficult. Walter had personal problems then, and that made the Helene Smith Pain In My Heart You Got To Be A Man very hard for everyone. The songs are great though. I wished they had finished the ones that are dying somewhere in a multi-track tape box. They called me, and wanted me to bolster some of the things that Larry Carlton had played.
So I had to blend in with his guitar, which was really hard to do. He just played so amazing on it. I didn't want to do anything that would mess-up what he had done in any way. In truth, I thought that it was all fine the way that it was. But, I did the best that I could to give Donald what he thought that the tune needed.
Of course, I loved the song immediately and couldn't believe that they didn't include it on "AJA. Good times! Is it any wonder Gaucho —the seventh Steely Dan album, and the last one Donald Fagen and Walter Becker would make together until the year —is the one even some hardcore Danimals find it tough to fully cozy up to?
The almost pathologically overdetermined production is elegant, arid, a little forbidding, and every last tinkling chime sounds like it took 12 days to mix, because chances are it did. It takes the animating artistic tension of Steely Dan—their need to make flawless-sounding records lionizing inveterately human fuckups—to its logical The Taste Blister On The Moon. The characters in these songs have taken an era of self-expression and self-indulgence as far as they can.
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