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Aja summary Aja , series Aja , book Aja , pdf Aja , Aja 1a3a38fff0 Aja Was The Album That Made Steely Dan A Commercial Force On The Order Of Contemporaries Like Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles And Chicago A Double Platinum, Grammy Winning Bestseller, It Lingered On The Billboard Charts For Than A Year And Spawned Three Hit Singles Odd, Then, That Its Creators Saw It As An Ambitious, Extended Work, The Apotheosis Of Their Anti Rock, Anti Band, Anti Glamour Aesthetic Populated By Thirty Fi Ve Mostly Jazz Session Players, Aja Served Up Prewar Song Forms, Mixed Meters And Extended Solos To A Generation Whose Idea Of Pop Daring Was Paul Letting Linda Sing Lead Once In A While And, Impossibly, It Sold Including An In Depth Interview With Donald Fagen, This Book Paints A Detailed Picture Of The Making Of A Masterpiece.


10 thoughts on “Aja

  1. says:

    I bought Steely Dan s Ajafresh off the vinyl LP printing presses back in 1977 and have been its devotee ever since, but a recent listen to it had me pondering whether I had been coming at it with the unquestioning manner of a thoroughly inculcated sycophant, still sporting the rose colored glasses of nostalgia In short, some of it began to sound dated to me, and I hate using that word in the context of valid art criticism, but it cannot be avoided Some of the music sounded to me like stuff I bought Steely Dan s Ajafresh off the vinyl LP printing presses back in 1977 and have been its devotee ever since, but a recent listen to it had me pondering whether I had been coming at it with the unquestioning manner of a thoroughly inculcated sycophant, still sporting the rose colored glasses of nostalgia In short, some of it began to sound dated to me, and I hate using that word in the...


  2. says:

    a born contrarian, i love to love steely dan because they re almost universally reviled by my generation but also because they re a great great band and also a great tequila and cocaine band one wouldn t think so but i can explain there s something about the air tight production of mid tempo jazz influenced rock songs matched with incredibly cynical and vitriolic lyrics that makes me very happy or that they re a rock band that reaches back before the beatles to the great american songbook o a born contrarian, i love to love steely dan because they re almost universally reviled by my generation but also because they re a great great band and also a great tequila and cocaine band one wouldn t think so but i can explain there s something about the air tight production of mid tempo jazz influenced rock songs matched with incredibly cynical and vitriolic lyrics that makes me very happy or that they re a rock band that reaches back before the beatles to the great american songbook or to mingus parker coltrane rather than dylan jagger lennon i also love that they dispensed with all that 70s confessional bullshit and kept a dandyesque distance b t themselves and their lyrics and fagan and becker are just great fucking songwriters and very very strange guys.my taste in music tendstoward the raw and rowdy bu...


  3. says:

    It s funny that I m following this 33 1 3 Book with the one on Court And Spark by a guy from Harvey Danger Breithaupt is a studio musician he writes complex passages about the notes and technique of Aja s songwriting The Joni Mitchell book, written by a guy from a 90s guitar radio rock band, focuses on the lyrics, because, in the admission of Sean Nelson, he knows LITTLE about formal musical languageOK, so for a lot of people who wrote negative reviews of Breithaupt I have to ask haven It s funny that I m following this 33 1 3 Book with the one on Court And Spark by a guy from Harvey Danger Breithaupt is a studio musician he writes complex passages about the notes and technique of Aja s songwriting The Joni Mitchell book, written by a guy from a 90s guitar radio ro...


  4. says:

    There s some good info found in this book, but there is FAAAAAAARRRR too much information on the specific musicality and chording There s a point where the author states something along the lines of, if you are A Flock Of Seagulls fan, you re reading the wrong book I happen to like them, but that s not the point A book like this should have the regular listener in mind I love music, and it s interesting to understand some of the musical theory that Steely Dan brought to this album, but ther There s some good info found in this book, but there is FAAAAAAARRRR too much information on the specific musicality and chording There s a point where the author states something along the lines of, if you are A Flock Of Seagulls fan, you re reading the wrong book I happen to like them, but that s not the point A book like this should have the regular listener in mind I love music, and it s interest...


  5. says:

    Evenboring than the album.


  6. says:

    An in depth look at Steely Dan s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, Aja, from 1977 Breithaupt interviewed Donal Fagan for this book, which was quite a coup, since Fagan doesn t often talk to journalists Yet, oddly , the author has few quotes from Fagan in the book.The most interesting chapters are on the recording sessions, which were unusually complex and time consuming Fagan and his partner, Walter Becker, used some two dozen West Coast studio musicians and spent m An in depth look at Steely Dan s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, Aja, from 1977 Breithaupt interviewed Donal Fagan for this book, which was quite a coup, since Fagan doesn t often talk to journalists Yet, oddly , the author has few quotes fro...


  7. says:

    A well written book and of the 5 books I ve read from the series it goes the most into depth about the song structure musically It does get a bit much for someone with basic training in the subject, but there is plenty of history on the album and good explanation of the lyrics and why they are so well written so that the book is still ...


  8. says:

    In honor of the recently departed Walter Becker of Steely Dan, I read this book If you want a quick read that still gets into the intricacies of one of the best bands of the last 60 years, who defied genre identification, you should read t...


  9. says:

    Really enjoyable look at a great record that was meticulously crafted The genius of the lyric learn to work the saxophone not play it still sticks in my head And the story of the many attempts to get the guitar solo right for Peg is another among many chestnuts.


  10. says:

    Don Breithaupt, Aja Continuum, 2007 I ve been hearing about Continuum s 33 1 3 series of books for years now, and I decided that if I was going to get into the series, I might as well start with a book based on one of the greatest albums of all time, Steely Dan s 1978 smash Aja I should say when writing this that I ve been a musician on the practical side since the early eighties, and was also on the theoretical side briefly in the late eighties, so I do have some basic idea of how you put a s Don Breithaupt, Aja Continuum, 2007 I ve been hearing about Continuum s 33 1 3 series of books for years now, and I decided that if I was going to get into the series, I might as well start with a book based on one of the greatest albums of all time, Steely Dan s 1978 smash Aja I should say when writing this that I ve been a musician on the practical side since the early eighties, and was also on the theoretical side briefly in the late eighties, so I do have some basic idea of how you put a song together, and I ...


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