Deacon Blues - Steely Dan (1977)
Steely Dan capture a loser's defiance towards his failures perfectly in today's selection from one of the best albums ever made, Aja. Steely Dan were the kings of character sketches and studio perfection. Try as you might, you will never hear a note out of place on any of their songs. Instead of sounding AOR and over-polished, it has always given Steely Dan an air of mystery and, oddly enough, street cred. They have influenced artists as diverse as Bobby Conn and Mika, and since their 2000 comeback, have been going strong in both group and solo work between Walt and Donald. Let's hope these last ten years was just a preview for what is to come.
I almost put up a cover, but no one could ever make this song any better.