0730. Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill
Here we can once again verify that some bands grow out of what they once were. In this case it's a Steely Dan that isn't so distanced from the music: the whole A-side is ripe with emotion (well, at least compared to their later releases).
The vocalist sings in a very unpolished way during the verses in Reelin' In The Years - almost as if the key was too high for him - and it's a very welcome twist.
Too bad they couldn't keep that side of themselves going.