Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic (1974)


My least favorite Steely Dan album. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad; this CD just doesn't get much playing time around here. It would have made a fantastic EP if you got rid of the fluff (read: stuff I don't dig as much). In any case, the whole album barely clocks in at a paltry 34 minutes so it's not needed, but here's my EP suggestion:
Side 1:
Rikki Don't Lose That Number (single edit) - 3:58
Barrytown - 3:17
Monkey in Your Soul - 2:31

Side 2:
Any Major Dude Will Tell You - 3:05
Pretzel Logic - 4:28
Through With Buzz - 1:30

You can't really tell by reading the above, but I actually like most of the thing - just not as much as Christgau, ErlewineRolling Stone, et al.  And, hey, if they had to go through this to get to the greatness of Katy Lied, I'm all for it.

Billboard, March 23, 1974, p. 64
Cash Box, March 23, 1974, p. 32

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #8

Tracks: see above

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Everything Must Go (2003)
Two Against Nature (2000)
Alive In America (1995)
A Decade of Steely Dan (1985)
Gaucho (1980)
Aja (1977)
Katy Lied (1975)

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