H Gang - Single
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||H Gang (Album Edit)||Donald Fagen||4:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||H Gang||Donald Fagen||5:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Quick Review + A Complaint
REVIEW: I like it. I generally like everything DF and WB do, separately or together. I will listen to this a couple thousand times, taking in every nuance, until it's like breathing. I'm obsessive compulsive about their music. COMPLAINT: I don't get listeners who a) are or act surprised by the similarity to Steely Dan and/or b) see a similarity as a negative thing. It's not like Donald Fagen's a member of Steely Dan. He's half of it. And it's not like he's just in some band. They're not a band. They're a songwriting team. Nobody goes around saying, "Jesus, another Bacharach tune that sounds just like Bacharach." And in this context, Bacharach equals SONDHEIM, GERSHWIN, BEATLES, JEFF TWEEDY, DYLAN, COLE PORTER, ETC. Sure, people want to see some sort of evolution over a career, but DF and WB have done that. Now you don't have to like their evolution, but it happened -- separately and together. And you don't have to like anything they do, but everything they do (separately) sounds like they did it because they're one of the most powerfully distinct songwriting teams in history. That's a good thing. Okay, so I think they're geniuses...sue me. THANKS
Leaves You Wanting More
In this era of vapid releases by the music biz's latest flavors of the week, it's refreshing to hear the work of a master craftsman at the top of his game. While there are some similarities to the current Steely Dan sound, there are also some notable differences - especially in the lyrics. The production on this tune is flawless, as is to be expected, and the chorus has more hooks than a bait and tackle shop. The only problem with this release is it leaves you wishing you could hear the rest.
Glory be...new Fagen!!!
What a surprise....a great new song from the Master....Mr. Fagen is starting a tour in March, and I guess this means he will be releasing a new CD. H-Gang is fantastic...beautiful harmonies, that funky feel that let's you know Big D is back in town. Happy happy, joy joy!!!
Born: January 10, 1948 in Passaic, NJ
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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