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Pretzel Logic

An album by Steely Dan

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An Alltime Classic

  • Mar 12, 1999
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This CD is just loaded with great songs. The elements of jazz and rock blend together perfectly. This is the one with Rikki Don't Lose That Number. Its the best song here but the others definitely are near classics to my ears. The lyrics are just so damn weird.....and great for that matter. You can't go wrong here!

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Pretzel Logicmarked a transition for Steely Dan from a studio-bound rock band producing hits such as "Reeling in the Years" and "Do It Again" to a looser constellation of studio musicians under the direction of songwriters Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. That later version of Steely Dan would paint its masterpiece withAja.Pretzel Logicis much more playful than that, and also jazzier than the albums that came before. The jazz intentions are made perfectly clear on "Parker's Band," a swinging tribute to bebop titan Charlie Parker, and a crafty cover of Duke Ellington's "East St. Louis Toodle-oo." The lyrics displayed their own twisted logic, presenting a tumble of images in search of a unifying principle that most often remained elusive. Steely Dan was that rare act that could work such purposeful obscurity to its advantage: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" was a top-five hit even though nobody had a clue as to what it was about. Or, perhaps, everybody had a clue, but nobody could agree.--John Milward
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Label: Mca
Artist: Steely Dan
Release Date: October 25, 1990

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