WALTER BECKER

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Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. Becker met future songwriting partner Donald Fagen while studying at Bard College. After a brief period of activity in New York, the two relocated to California in 1971 and formed the nucleus of Steely Dan, who enjoyed a critically and commercially successful 10-year career. Following the group's dissolution, Becker moved to Hawaii and reduced his musical activity, working primarily as a record producer. In 1985, he briefly became a member of the British sophisti-pop group China Crisis, producing and playing synthesizer on their record Flaunt the Imperfection. Becker and Fagen reformed Steely Dan in 1993 and had remained active, most notably including their 2000 Two Against Nature album, which won four Grammy Awards. Becker also released two solo albums, 1994's read more...
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WALTER BECKER Circus Money

Album · 2008 · Pop/Art Song/Folk
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This second solo album from Becker in 2008 has all the trappings of the Steely Dan sound, yet more bland and with occasional moments of promise. There are some real reggae influences too. Sadly it is not as cohesive as his debut release, 11 Tracks of Whack!. In many respects this is for completionists only. Becker is known as not being a lead vocalist but if you know the man's humour behind his material, that will be forgiven as he takes you on a quirky trip with an abundance of jazzy moments and neat guitar licks and riffs.A few standout tracks like " Paging Audrey", " Downtown Canon" and the odd " Selfish Gene". Hope this review finds the pages as it is a second attempt.Most completionists will have this already, but I would still say, get his debut release first.

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