My Interpretation'Katy Lied' was the first Steely Dan album on which Becker and Fagen fully broke from their old band, and some its songs address this."Your Gold Teeth II" is a reference to this break (the first person ousted from the band was "Dirty Work" singer David Palmer Jones, who, just before being fired, had spent part of his new money on fixing his teeth--his firing was commemorated.
Steely Dan had stopped touring, so this dynamic duo spent thousands of studio hours crafting their pop masterpieces. Although Katy Lied isn't as hit-laden as their three prior albums. "Black Friday" was the AM hit from the album, and there are a number of other great tracks that found a home on FM Album radio, including the catchy "Bad Sneakers" and the hip but oblique "Doctor Wu.".
When Black Friday comes I'll stand down by the door And catch the gray men when they Dive from the fourteenth floor When Black Friday comes I'll collect everything I'm owed And before my friends find out I'll be on the road When Black Friday falls You know it's got to.
Look up "Steely Dan Black Friday multitracks" and you can listen to the original recording unaffected by dbx. Why was the album was released in its flawed state if the original tapes still existed? I don't know for certain, but likely no-one wanted to go through the effort of remixing the tracks all over again.
Mar 15, · Released in March , the often-overlooked Katy Lied marked the first album after the breakup of Steely Dan’s original lineup. From now on, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker would choose from among music’s most talented and sought-after sessions players. As the following five deep cuts show, Katy Lied was better for it.