Yes, it is DEFINITELY time. A goofy arcade game with exploding notes and lightning strikes is no fitting place for the greatness of Steely Dan! We NEED our own pack!
I was going to try to come up with a 3 pack, until I realized the futility! So here are a bunch of good candidates ranked by how much they NEED to be in Rock Band (with #1 as most needed and so on):
1. Reeling in the Years: THE #1 "must have" from Steely Dan. A bit overplayed? A cliche choice? So What! It rocks, and would be a BLAST on every instrument as well as fun to sing. And BTW, listen to it in full and tell me it isn't a powerful, moving song!
2. Deacon Blues: So smooth, so moving, and shades of "Tangled up in Blue" by Dylan in its narrative structure. A great "slower" song that would be freaking EPIC on vocals, if somewhat slower on guitar and drums.
3. Do it Again: another "must have" iconic Steely Dan song.
4. My Old School: I love all 4 parts: this one is a must.
5. Kid Charlamagne: Another slower song but more drums than Deacon Blues. A great choice and a little "deeper" into SD than some of the other Greatest Hits.
6. Black Friday: Another up-tempo song that would make a great RB addition. A little TOO timely perhaps....
7. Hey Nineteen: A fun song that would make a good "surprise" choice for a SD pack. All I could find was this live version (these guys are old now but still good!)
8. Peg: What I like about this song is the peppy, sort of jazzy tempo. I like the song (bad Steely Dan does not exist) but I can't say it would be among my top choices for RB.
There are so many others.... FM and Babylon Sisters get honorable mention, but since we are likely to get a 3 pack (if anything) my three pack would be:
Reeling in the Years
My Old School
so hard to make any cuts.... Thoughts?