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Walter Becker (Steely Dan Related)

Walter Becker - 1o Trax o’ Wax Demos - 1994 - g1ant 10tow

"Fifteen years later, we find out who put the edge into Steely Dan... Becker brings back everything fans cherished about Steely Dan: the desperate characters and elliptical narratives, the jazz harmonies and the ingeniously warped structures. And it turns out he has exactly the right voice for his own words: a groan that's jaded, long-suffering, cranky and shrewd...He's still smart, still a wise guy, still as cagey as any songwriter in pop." - Jon Pareles, New York Times, Top 10 of 1994

These demos by Walter Becker from the recording of his “11 Tracks of Whack” album have been released in dozens of different versions. Up to recently, they were almost impossible to find. This issue is the only one I know to include the very rare track, “Three Sisters Shakin'” composed by Walter and Donald Fagen. The issue here is called “1o Trax o’ Wax Demos”. The track “Medical Science” originally only appeared on the Japanese CD issue. There are no demos here of “Down In The Bottom”, “Surf And/Or Die”, “Lucky Henry”, “Hard Up Case”, “My Waterloo”, “This Moody Bastard”, or “Little Kawai” all of which appeared on the original official release. This is an album well worth having by one half of the great Steely Dan nucleus, Walter Becker [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 94.6 Mb]


1 Junkie Girl (demo)
2 Girlfriend (demo)
3 Cringemaker (demo)
4 Medical Science (demo)
5 Sanpaiku
6 Ghost of Hipness Past aka The Ghost Of Hypnos Past
7 Lies I Can Believe
8 Three Sisters Shakin'
9 Book of Liars (demo)
10 Hat Too Flat (demo)

All tracks composed by Walter Becker except “Cringemaker by Walter Becker & Dean Parks, and “Three Sisters Shakin'” composed by Walter Becker & Donald Fagen


Walter Becker - Bass, Solo Guitars, Ukulele, Vocals
Dean Parks - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Adam Rogers - Electric Guitar on Hat Too Flat
Fima Ephron - Bass on Hat Too Flat
Donald Fagen, John Beasley - Keyboards
Ben Perowsky - Drums on Hat Too Flat
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion
Backing Vocals - Katherine Russell, Brenda White-King
Bob Sheppard - Saxophone, Woodwind Solos
Bruce Paulson - Trombone
Jon Papenbrook - Trumpet


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Bruno said...

Any chance of a re-up on this, please?

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Bruno. The link is ok. Are you having a problem? TTU soon...Paul

A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

The explorer said...


People wanting these tracks will probably also want to check out this, its a studio version of fall of '92

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks for link....Paul