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Steely Dan: Hammersmith Apollo, London

John L. Walters, The Guardian, 10 July 2007

"HI YA KIDS," says Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, "we're going to play songs from the recent past, and going back to the deep 70s...if you know what I mean." Everyone knows what he means, as the 12-strong band hammer out the golden repertoire: 'Time Out of Mind', 'Hey Nineteen', 'Bad Sneakers', 'Peg', 'Josie', 'Home at Last', 'Aja'. They are driven along by the relentless energy of drummer Keith Carlock — like Buddy Rich, Keith Moon and Clyde Stubblefield rolled into one lethal package.

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