Steely Dan – Deacon Blues
In 1977. Steely Dan released a masterpiece in the album, ‘Aja’. Incredible musicianship, lyrics, production, engineering, everything. Plus, it has Top 40 radio hits and FM radio classics to come.
“Deacon Blues” is an amazing song, at over 7 minutes long, and peaked on the Top 40 at #19 and stayed on the Top 40 chart for eight weeks!!
“One thing we did right on “Deacon Blues” and all of our records: we never tried to accommodate the mass market. We worked for ourselves and still do.” – Donald Fagen