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Poll Question: What band should go up against Steely Dan next?
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    Posted: February 03 2019 at 08:10
Keep in mind they don't have to be jazzy or mellow or even sound remotely like SD. I just am looking for a "fair fight." Which of these(or maybe another band)do you think stands a chance against the mighty Steely Dan. Please try not to chose a band or artist that is one of the big five since they would probably not stand a chance.

Also, I want to encourage others to glean the results of this poll and take it upon yourselves to put SD up against the ones with the most votes. 


Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - February 03 2019 at 08:14
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 08:26
The Doobie Brothers (or Fleetwood Mac or The Allman Brothers Band)...

Or on second thought, I'll vote from your list for the Pot Head Pixies (which is Gong for any who don't know).
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Opeth, Steven Wilson or Zappa - I don't know why I think any of those could be interesting, but I do. Gong among the ones in the poll probably.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 08:42
My first thought on seeing this topic was Magma. Musically, Zappa would be an interesting option, though I expect that Zappa would easily win.

Edited by Logan - February 03 2019 at 08:44
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Roxy Music

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 09:24
I once tried fellow smartypants american band , Sparks. They got sloughtered by Steely Dan.
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BOC, probably the greatest 70s american rock band on the site

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 10:15
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

BOC, probably the greatest 70s american rock band on the site


Blue ÷yster Cult is great, and I would endorse this suggestion. As for the greatest BOC from the USA, imo, that would be KFC's BoC (Bucket of Chicken). Maybe Buckethead could feature in a battle of the buckets.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 10:23
I think I will avoid it. Maybe then can compete with Burger King's Flamin' Hot Mac n' Cheetos.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 10:55
I think more than any of these polls I'd like the participants here to post against how many of the listed artists Steely Dan would win/draw/lose for them.
And even if nobody else does it, I do it: For me...
Steely Dan would win against 4
Steely Dan would draw with 4
Steely Dan would lose aganst 7 of these.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jamesbaldwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 11:52
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

The Doobie Brothers (or Fleetwood Mac or The Allman Brothers Band)...

Or on second thought, I'll vote from your list for the Pot Head Pixies (which is Gong for any who don't know).

Fleetwood Mac, then Doobie Brothers.
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Hmm. Stevie Wonder, maybe?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 13:19
how about we move past steely dan polls altogether? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 13:20
Roxy Music was my first thought, so I voted for them. However, some of the other options mentioned deserve a chance as well: Supertramp, Strawbs, and Blue Oyster Cult especially. The Doobies and Fleetwood Mac are also good choices but since they are not listed on the site, I would discount them. I find it very interesting how many musicians involved with Steely became part of the Doobie Brothers. This, of course, facilitated a major change in the Doobie's sound - from good-time rockers to slick pop.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 13:46
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Keep in mind they don't have to be jazzy or mellow or even sound remotely like SD. I just am looking for a "fair fight." Which of these(or maybe another band)do you think stands a chance against the mighty Steely Dan. Please try not to chose a band or artist that is one of the big five since they would probably not stand a chance.

Also, I want to encourage others to glean the results of this poll and take it upon yourselves to put SD up against the ones with the most votes. 
 
When you mentioned starting this thread in the thread that I started, I thought of ELO (who is not in the list).
 
 
 
I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2019 at 13:49
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

how about we move past steely dan polls altogether? 
and onto Seely / Man polls!
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