Canâ€™t Buy A Thrill, the debut album by the cryptically sarcastically sneering yet jazzy rock/pop group Steely Dan, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.
Released in 1972 and starting off right out of the gate with the now-oft played, loved, and remembered musical paean to Las Vegas gambling over-indulgences, â€œDo It Again,â€ the sound and style of what made Steely Dan one of the benchmark groups of the 1970s is already evident. Coming to the fray with a more musical literary, erudite approach in their arrangements and lyrics and spearheaded by the duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Canâ€™t Buy A Thrill is much more than an embryonic version of the later Dan. Itâ€™s also a smart, sharp record, with tight ensemble playing; hard rockers blended with soft yet still punchy ballads and radio friendly and Billboard charters like the aforementioned “Do It Again,” â€œReeling in the Years,â€ â€œMidnight Cruiser,â€ and fan favorites, â€œDirty Work,â€ â€œKings,â€ and â€œBrooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me).â€ A worthy debut by a very worthy hall-of-fame caliber group.
Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.
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