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Deacon Blues

on Aja

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
jazz influences
a subtle use of vocal counterpoint
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
interweaving vocal harmony
chromatic harmonic structure
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
a dynamic male vocalist
electric pianos
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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jg_jer2911
Just got to work but can't get out of the car until this song is over...
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AWESOME SONG
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Aja and deacon blues are their best what great lyrics and what a bass and sax sound
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Drink scotch whiskey all nite long annd, die behind the wheel. They gotta name for the winners of the world
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It WAS a time. Between Good AND BAD IN THE 80'S RIPPING UP THE TOWN IT. WAS NATURAL. LOOKING GOOD CAME EAZY
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daswiger1
Poo
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How can you not like Steely Dan?
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Deacon Blues and the CRIMSON TIDE!!!!!! I'm all about that.
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Any Steely Dan reminds me of all five of my brothers good memoirs growing up
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pslisec
No matter how long I've been listening it's never long enough and it never gets old. Thanks for writing such timeless music.
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Oh so many great times with Steely D...
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One of my favorite songs ever.
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Love this old school stuff. Brings me back to high school, parties, friends and good tunes. That's all u needed for a good nite! Any nite. Gong to see them live again at spac in August 2014. Upstate New York. If u've never been to upstate and the Adirondacks u should. Gorgeous here. Peace!
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smith2271
Got my first copy , summer of 77 . Never without one.
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Best studio band in the world period.
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Check out their second album - Countdown to Ecstasy. Damn near perfect record.
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This might help: http://www.s o n g f a c t s . c o m / d e t a i l . p h p ? i d = 4 0 4 2
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Love it.
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Unreal how good this song and band are. Timeless perfection indeed
Music today can't beat it (even though some of it is great)
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When your numbers up
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This is real music....... . . . . . . . !
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GREAT!!! Never gets old.
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lasowko
Aja came out in 1977, but was one of their later albums. So 70s into 80s. I still love it.
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Steely has nothing to do with the 80's they are so ahead of their time.Their talent and musicianship is timeless and legacy is eternal.Neve r a wrong note perfection!
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Makes me cry too
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The 80's were started by this band
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My favorite album of all time Aja
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mikepascarel l o
This one's for real I already bought the dream. Lyrics and music does not get any better than this.
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Make love to my woman
Languid and bittersweet. . .
Amen brother!
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Back in the day. Loved all those Steely Dan songs. Better music than most. Thanks for the memories.
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great lyrics
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This brother is free. Ill be what I want to be.
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Unique sound
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Every time I hear this song it reminds me of summer, and driving down to Galveston Island...... hell even today when my wife and I drive down there I have to listen to it. kinda like a thing... or mantra.
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So many memories. Bittersweet.
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Everytime I hear Steely Dan, I thibk about my fave Uncle who was like a brother to me.
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Awesome song always liked it Do u remember Deacon Jones on the
Brady Bunch? It was a very good episode check it out!!! Also Deacon was an awesome football player!!!!!A G R E E ? ? ? ? ?
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This song is pretty jazzy, which makes it even more impressive that the lyrics are so solid.
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cpotts82
Fascinating that not one Alabama football fan has said (so far) this song is about the Tide.
Outstanding band and song- way ahead if their time. Great rhythms with meaningful lyrics.
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That is a great song
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One od my favorite albums of all time.
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Even though I've probably heard this song a thousand times on radio or from the album it just never seems gets old. It always makes me want to learn to work the saxophone and order a good scotch whiskey.
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This song is so good, describing it with words does not do it justice.
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Love this song!!!!!
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I'm amazed how Steely Dan can invoke such memories in me. This one is from college- my roommate loved Steely Dan, and I thank him for turning me on to them. I cannot find a superlative good enough to say how great this song and album are.
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BAD A**!!!!!!!!!
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My bad . This is 1 of their best
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Not too many comments on this song by Steely Dam?
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So. Loving it!
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Raphael, love the cocktail analogy...Ba r t e n d e r , I'd like a Nihilism and Bliss...and could I have that in a Tiki mug with a little paper umbrella, please?
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