Farewell Walter Becker

I got hooked on Steely Dan because Michael’s older sister’s boyfriend bought ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ and I heard it. Of course I wasn’t able to reproduce it, but I tried to get the texture. By feeling around on the guitar fretboard I found a sound I thought was nice. I’d never heard terms like ‘Diminished’ or ‘Flat 5th‘ but I found the chords in my own way.”

Paddy McAloon, December 1999

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