Steely Dan: Royal Scam (ABC ABCD-931)
Sam Sutherland, Phonograph Record, May 1976
SO YOU wanna dance? Steely Dan will oblige you, punching up their fast songs with hot guitars and bubbling rhythms. You say you like spectacle, flash, a bit of wide-angled pop theatricality? Mister Fagen and Mister Becker bring you a cornered madman, a murderously jealous lover, and a "lonely" divorcee, framed with brash fanfares in exotic locales and seasoned with mystical connections and the requisite erotic overtones.
Total word count of piece: 532