Retro Music 4

Steely Dan has been one of my lifelong favourite bands since I first heard their music in 1972. Fifty years later, I still listen to their back catalogue as much as I ever did.

Last night, I was watching a new documentary film on the BBC.
This film. (It is very good.)

Over the closing credits, Scottish singer Lulu performed a cover version of a Steely Dan song. She did a great job, but the original wins for me.

21 thoughts on “Retro Music 4

  1. Some sounds stay with us. I guess we associate them with happy times or a particular event. Something made me search for Zager and Evans. In the year 2525 recently. I found it on Nipper’s hits….Nipper the HMV dog. Always loved him!

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    1. 2525. I wonder if man will still be alive?

      In the year 2525, if man is still alive
      If woman can survive, they may find
      In the year 3535
      Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
      Everything you think, do and say
      Is in the pill you took today
      In the year 4545
      You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
      You won’t find a thing to chew
      Nobody’s gonna look at you
      In the year 5555
      Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
      Your legs got nothin’ to do
      Some machine’s doin’ that for you
      In the year 6565
      You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
      You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
      From the bottom of a long glass tube
      In the year 7510
      If God’s a coming, He oughta make it by then
      Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
      Guess it’s time for the judgment day
      In the year 8510
      God is gonna shake His mighty head
      He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
      Or tear it down, and start again
      In the year 9595
      I’m kinda wonderin’ if man is gonna be alive
      He’s taken everything this old earth can give
      And he ain’t put back nothing
      Now it’s been ten thousand years
      Man has cried a billion tears
      For what, he never knew, now man’s reign is through
      But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
      So very far away, maybe it’s only yesterday
      In the year 2525, if man is still alive
      If woman can survive, they may find

      I think the songwriter may be on to something!
      Best wishes, Pete.


  2. They always seemed like a breath of fresh air, so very different from all the contemporary pop, but not as ‘shoegazy’ as the prog which I also loved. They’ll always be a firm favourite for me, Pete. Cheers, Jon.

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