Steely Dan 1973, Wikipedia

In the critics mindset between the first two albums released by Steely Dan, 'Can;t Buy A Thrill' (9172) and 'Countdown To Ecstasy' (1973), the first was written in the books as so so, however; the second made the grade.

'Countdown To Ecstasy' LP, Wikipedia

The radio airplay dived right in on the first album with it's major hits, "Reelin' In The Years" and "Do It Again", the second album had none.

As far as the charts go, 'Can't Buy A Thrill' reached # 7 and 'Countdown To Ecstasy' reached # 35.

'Countdown To Ecstasy' being the album that it is helped Steely Dan become a force in the music industry, it's style, it's sound with Donald Fagen providing the lead vocals since David Palmer left the group.

Steely Dan 2013, YouTube



Original LP Track List:

  1. "Bodhisattva"
  2. "Razor Boy"
  3. "The Boston Rag"
  4. "Your Gold Teeth"

Side 2

  1. "Show Biz Kids"
  2. "My Old School"
  3. "Pearl of the Quarter"
  4. "King of the World"

The album was released in the U.S. July 1973, charted at # 35.

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great classic rock.

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Steely Dan performing, "My Old School":