Aja is so melodic, and the phrasing and imagery are damnOn the counter, by your keys
Was a book of numbers, and your remedies...
One of these, surely, will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow?
Aja is in my top 5 favorite albums for many reasons.
Now playing Steely Dan - Gaucho.
Never mind the phenomenal chords and harmonies. The intro to Deacon Blues is a lesson on jazz harmony by itself. The arrangment and vocals on Peg are jaw dropping. An album of enduring excellence, from start to finish, IMO.Aja is so melodic, and the phrasing and imagery are damn
near perfect. It was released on the downward slope of my young adult despair, and as such Deacon Blues was my favorite. I adored its fatalistic dark mood and wished that I could have been the protagonist:
Drink scotch whiskey all night long
and die behind the wheel.
I find it difficult to compare any of their albums one to another, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Countdown to Ecstasy.Royal Scam is close to as good. But different mood, diverging from the cool splendor of Aja. I wore both out, filling in the gaps with the other albums.
The banjo is wonderful instrument. As for smaller size... don't you like the banjolele? (see my next post).I always pack my ukulele when traveling, because a banjo just takes up too much room. But, I love to hear a song that has an uke in it.