Steely Dan’s ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’

Steely Dan’s ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ is their debut album released In November 1972 by Abc Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Do It Again (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 05:56 . 2.Dirty Work (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:08 . 3.Kings (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:45 . 4.Midnight Cruiser (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:08 . 5.Only A Fool Would Say That (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 02:57 . 6.Reelin’ In The Years (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:37 . 7.Fire In The Hole (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:28 . 8.Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me) (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:21 . 9.Change Of The Guard (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:39 . 10.Turn That Heartbeat Over Again (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:58

Musicians : Steely Dan – Band . Donald Fagen – Acoustic And Electric Pianos, Plastic Organ, Lead Vocals Except On (2 – 4 – 8), Backing Vocals, Plastic Organ Solo On (1), Piano Solo On (7) . Walter Becker – Electric Bass, Backing Vocals, Dual Lead Vocal On (10) . Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Spoken Word On (5), Guitar Solo On (4 – 5 – 9), Pedal Steel Guitar Solo On (7), Steel Guitar Solo On (8) . Denny Dias – Guitar, Electric Sitar, Solo On (1) . Jim Hodder – Drums, Percussion, Lead Vocal On “Midnite Cruiser”, Backing Vocals . David Palmer – Lead Vocals On (2 – 8), Backing Vocals . Elliott Randall – Guitar, Solo On (3 – 6) . Jerome Richardson – Tenor Saxophone, Solo On (2) . Snooky Young – Flugelhorn . Victor Feldman – Percussion . Venetta Fields – Backing Vocals On (3 – 8) . Clydie King – Backing Vocals On (3 – 8) . Sherlie Matthews – Backing Vocals Vocals On (3 – 8)

Production : Produced By Gary Katz . Roger Nichols – Engineer . Tim Weston – Assistant Engineer

Package : Robert Lockart – Cover Design

Recorded In 1972 At The Village Recorder In Los Angeles.

Released In November 1972 By Abc Records.

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Rolling Stone
Can’t Buy a Thrill (the title, of course, was lifted from a line in Dylan’s “It Takes a Lot to Laugh”) is distinguished by three top-level cuts and scattered moments of inspiration, but there are those instances of Steely coming on like a limp dildo. Too bad — great title. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Can’t Buy A Thrill’ is a must for fans of classic rock, though, one suspects, they’ve probably already got it. Way back, before rock was a minefield of genres and labels, albums like this were what music fans listened to. And it’s timeless, still fresh from 1972. […]

Examiner
Speaking of the songs, they’re going terribly unrecognized. Discerning and discussing about the songs here is sort of like discussing a sock drawer—some are black, some are white, some have a logo on the top, but in the end they’re all just socks. […]

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