Popular jazz rock band from the seventies. Frontman Donald Fagen would go on to have a successful solo career. Although the song My Old School mentions "William and Mary", the verse is not about the college. The song Black Cow refers to a root beer float. One of their songs mentions Eagles. The Eagles would respond with the line "They stabbed it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast" in their hit Hotel California. They were named after a sexual device from the book The Naked Lunch. Most of their albums have gone at least gold. Alive in America made the top forty. Two gold compilations and two platinum. Numerous hit singles. Aja is supposed to be pronounced "Asia". Deacon Blues mentions "You call Alabama the Crimson Tide, call me Deacon Blues". The second half of the line was inspired by the Deamon Deacons of Duke University. Hey Nineteen mentions Aretha Franklin.

Genres Edit

Jazz Rock

Soft Rock

Songs Edit

Do it Again

Reelin' in the Years

Hey Nineteen

Deacon Blues

Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Kid Charlemagne

Babylon Sisters

Peg (It Will Come Back to You)


My Old School

Dirty Work

Black Cow

Black Friday

FM (No Static at All)


Bad Sneakers


Influences Edit

Aretha Franklin