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Steely Dan or the Police?
« on: May 04, 2012, 09:06:55 am »
I came up with this by way of Pandora Radio, I'm liking them both but...

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 09:17:44 am »
While I like Steely Dan, I would never go out of my way to listen to them.  On the flip side, I love the Police (and Sting's solo stuff), so it's an easy one for me.

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 10:31:40 am »
"New York to the heart but got love for all..."- Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz

Heh. Wow.  I picked up both boxed sets some years back.. great stuff overall, though I don't listen to the discs as much, lately.  For the hip-hop producers, lots of slept-on un-mined grooves and riffs to sample from here.   ;) (shout out to Lion)

I'd give the edge to the Police, if only for being a largely self contained unit with Sting, Copeland and Summers-- with Steely Dan, you had the core of Fagen and Becker, but there was often a semi-rotating lineup of studio-session folks and touring personnel, right?
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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 10:43:04 am »
What an EXCELLENT hard choice.  Gotta think on this one....

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 11:37:35 am »
I callin the PO-leese!


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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 09:09:48 pm »
"New York to the heart but got love for all..."- Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
I'd give the edge to the Police, if only for being a largely self contained unit with Sting, Copeland and Summers-- with Steely Dan, you had the core of Fagen and Becker, but there was often a semi-rotating lineup of studio-session folks and touring personnel, right?

I literally didn't know that was a SD track until two days ago. I also didn't know Michael McDonald was in the group or so people tell me.

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 04:23:10 am »
"New York to the heart but got love for all..."- Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz

Heh. Wow.  I picked up both boxed sets some years back.. great stuff overall, though I don't listen to the discs as much, lately.  For the hip-hop producers, lots of slept-on un-mined grooves and riffs to sample from here.   ;)


Yep.  :)
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I'd give the edge to the Police, if only for being a largely self contained unit with Sting, Copeland and Summers-- with Steely Dan, you had the core of Fagen and Becker, but there was often a semi-rotating lineup of studio-session folks and touring personnel, right?



Agree 100%!
The Police had a lot more dance-friendly, funky grooves and reggae-like bass lines.






Both groups are excellent but I have to give it to The Police.

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 04:27:10 am »
I also didn't know Michael McDonald was in the group or so people tell me.




Nah,  Micheal McDonald came from another group.

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 06:31:49 pm »


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Nah,  Micheal McDonald came from another group.
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Actually he began his career it seems as a SD backup vocalist prior to the Doobies.

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 06:35:28 pm »

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Yep.  :)
Ever heard De La Soul's "Eye Know"?]





Never heard it before but I'm liking that. keep feeding me knowledge guys:)

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 02:52:53 am »
Actually he began his career it seems as a SD backup vocalist prior to the Doobies.





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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 10:56:08 am »
This is a tough one, but I'll have to go with The Police.
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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 04:02:00 pm »
The Police.

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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 03:29:34 pm »
Copeland on the drums!

Gotta go with The Police.
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Re: Steely Dan or the Police?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012, 04:00:01 am »
Though I really like Steely Dan's "Peg" and "Do it Again", I'm going with the Police.