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Walter Becker: 11 Tracks Of Whack

Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, December 1994

AS THE TEAM called Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker wrote, produced and performed some of the smartest, most seductive rock-and-roll of the '70s. Fagen's two subsequent solo albums sounded just like Steely Dan releases, and fans were left to wonder exactly what Becker had contributed to the partnership. When Steely Dan took to the road last year, Becker's guitar solos were so modest and his few vocal spots so thin and shaky that doubts about his talent only grew.

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