We Know They’re Out There!

We have a soft spot for Steely Dan covers. They’re not just a testimony to excellent songwriting and a way to shape our own musical palette if we enjoy playing an instrument with friends and family for the fun of it, they also offer hope in darker times, when in doubt whether young generations can appreciate or recognize quality when they see and hear it. Our friend at the Steely Dan Covers page posted a brilliant rendition of Don’t Take Me Alive from the Royal Scam album, which can be seen as a perfect hybrid mix of rock, jazz, funk and quirky, setting the tone for Steely Dan’s electrifying energy and off the beaten track tenure. Thank you, Ethan Bill, for this gem!

This guy plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and does the vocals on this cover of "Don't Take Me Alive".

Gepostet von Steely Dan Covers am Montag, 25. Juli 2016

Happy Birthday, John Tabacco!

johntabaccoWe seem to frequently find reason to be festive these days, so we’ll just go with the flow and reel it all in. There is yet another birthday celebration we’d like to share with you here in our Mizar6 universe. There’s nobody like this major dude and his amazingly productive versatility, so let’s hear it for John Tabacco!


An article about FZ, written by John, has recently been published on Classic Rock History. And beyond a doubt he is renowned in certain cercles de connaisseurs for his passionate adoption of Steely Dan orphans, of which we’ll post a catchy tune we hadn’t heard in a long, long, long, long, long, long time. Here’s to you, John!

Discovering Frank Zappa

John Tabacco covered this early Becker & Fagen tune, released in 2007 on his album "Tell Me Why Then"

Gepostet von Steely Dan Covers am Montag, 15. Februar 2016