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1. Did Steely Dan ever tour back in the seventies, when they were recording?
Yes they did, for about two years after the release of their first album "Can't Buy A Thrill". But the road seemingly didn't agree with Donald and Walter, and as soon as they felt they had established themselves sufficiently to sell records without the promotional value of touring, they stopped playing in public and concentrated their efforts on writing and recording their songs.
2. What were their performances like back in those days?
The shows got bigger and better as the decade wore on.
3. Why, after so many years, did they decide to put together a band and tour again?
a) to forestall middle aged decrepitude
b) to be able to fly around in a private jet for a month or two
c) to hear what "Babylon Sisters" sounded like live
4. How did the guys prepare for the first tour? How were the particular songs chosen?
First, Donald and Walter bought copies of the Steely Dan Songbook, to help them remember their old songs. But they soon learned that the music in these books were full of wrong|||
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