Katy Lied - ABC Records 1975
The Becker/Fagen aim for perfection is very much apparent here. Great production and playing. Inspired songwriting and dark thought-provoking lyrics.
Most tracks are incredible catchy and melodic; especially "Rose Darling" and "Everyone's Gone to the Movies" are likely to "hit" you the first time you here them.
The opening track "Black Friday" is a surprisingly heavy track ( for Dan!!) that sets the scene right from the very beginning. Like always there is a great variation in rhytmths and styles, but this is never a problem because everything is done with great artistic skill.
My first version of the album had a slightly "woolen" sound, but on the 1999 re-mastered version the sound is perfect.
A 1975 classic with catchy standouts:"Rose Darling" and "Everyone's Gone To The Movies"