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Bodhisattva

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
jazz influences
danceable grooves
heavy use of vocal harmonies
demanding instrumental part writing
paired vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
prominent organ

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Comments

jpelletier2
I thought Steely Dan was just another pop/rock group until I heard this song
Out of site.great lyrics. Spazz guitar. California culture at it silliest, yea.
Jazz and rock on a good learning way
Just saw them. Still sound as good as the 8-track :-)
I was a lead vocalist in a Steely Dan cover band for a couple of years in the late 70's, outside the Chicago area. We were very lucky to have had gifted musicians in the band. You cannot play Steely Dan music and suck. Bar owners did not like us, not exactly dance music and disco had become the big thing. It was a great time. Love Steely Dan. Timeless music.
sdesilva14
Great Song ...a real classic. Hey Pandora what about "My Old School"? More sweet "Dan" guitar...... . . . C ' m o n guys!
Great guitar!!!
The Bodhisattva isn't what we expected, but the Dan is; long may they run.
Steely Dan DID play this tune on American Bandstand. I've seen the footage. Roughly '73 or early '74. The band that had David Palmer on vocals, Denny Dias and Skunk Baxter on guitar. They quit touring shortly after this era. They were some rough looking dudes back then!
Steely Dan ROCKS! ~|:D
montag90
The guitar solos on this song alone make it such a superb piece of music. Ahhh, just love Steely Dan. And, this song just Groooooves.
Love this!!
Just... sublime
I have a memory of watching Steely Dan ( I can't recall who was playing with Fagen and Becker) actually perform this song ("Bodhisattv a ) on "American Bandstand." No kidding. Is this possible? Can anyone confirm such an outrageous recollection ? ("...the shine of your Japan, the sparkle of your China...")

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