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AUDIO: Steely Dan's Denny Dias (1995)

Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages audio, Fall 1995

The former Steely Dan guitarist recalls first meeting Becker and Fagen in New York, and starting playing music with them; enjoying the sophistication of their songwriting; joining them in Los Angeles; their exacting demands in the studio; touring with the band; going off the road, and the breakup of the original band; leaving music and becoming a computer programmer; returning to music, and hard disk recording; the legacy of Steely Dan, and the record company's dislike of Countdown to Ecstasy.


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