Huh? Walter what? I can see you youngsters scratching your ignorant heads, for you’ve probably never heard of that guy, his partner in crime Donald Fagen or their band Steely Dan. And you’re most probably lacking the sophistication to even hear how great and influential that band was.
However, the international music scene has lost with WALTER BECKER one of their greatest and most talented contributors. This makes me personally very sad, eventhough I can’t say that I’m a connoissieur of American music in particular. But Steely Dan … man, they had something and they had at least one or two songs everybody has heard and probably even liked.
Anyhoo, before I try to shake a bad eulogy out of my sleeves, I’ll make room for people far better and far more up to the task than me:
Weird how, during my youth, I never particularly liked this weird American sound and music at all. I really needed to grow up and exceed my middle years first, to stumble upon Steely Dan and kinda recover and relove them again.
And here some videos …