Sunday, December 07, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Donald Fagen, "New Frontier"

A few weeks ago, the Onion had an article Donald Fagen Defends Steely Dan To Friends. The joke on this is that many Steely Dan fans, including myself, are always defending them-- and of course the fact that Fagen himself was a member of Steely Dan.

My Steely Dan fandom continues unabated. I also liked Fagen's solo album "Nightfly." It yielded a big hit, "I.G.Y." and a lesser hit, "New Frontier," which had one of the great videos ever. My best friend Rocket Science has cited it as his favorite-ever video. There are all kinds of cool touches, including the part where the cover of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" album comes alive in animation.

5 comments:

FranIAm said...

Sorry we missed each other in Rochester! LOL.

As for the Dan and for this song in particular from Fagen, I love it all.

Defend I will.

Thanks for this!

Mnmom said...

I love Steely Dan! I have their Aja album in RED VINYL!! and it is sweet.

Michael said...

Hey i am a big fan of Steely Dan, but Mr Walter Becker has a new album called Circus Money, What a great album it is, just had to share that with all the Steely Dan Fans.


From the Legendary Steely Dan Man WALTER BECKER NEW ALBUM ‘Circus Money’ OUT NOW

Unrepentantly and delightfully steely Dan-esque An understated gem.

“ Q “Melodic funky, and as smart as you like.”

The Times **** Uncut ****

Daily Express **** Record Collector

www.sonic360.com/walterbecker

Tenacious S said...

I also am a Steely Dan geek. Whoever doesn't like that about me can suck it.

Scott Schafer said...

This is also my all time favorite music video.

In fact, nothing could displace it from that spot. It's that perfect.