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I think we all know a Junkie Girl.

jimi hindrance experience · Sep 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm


I’ve known 3 really well. One of them is cured.

Junkie Girl by Walter Becker

In the good old bad part of this college town
Men in business suits they run you down
You take their money just like you take mine
You send it bubbling down the thin blue line
It doesn’t matter how it got this way
‘Cause we could make it through this thing together
I know you’re laughing but I got to say
Now I still want you maybe more than ever

No fooling it’s a fucked up world
So be cool my little junkie girl

The cops are out to shut the district down
I comb the ruins of your stomping grounds
Stanyan Street looking like that third world war
You come up blazing like an open sore
Now I believe you but I got to know
How come the right side of your brain is hurting
So take me with you baby when you go
Through to the white side of your China curtain

No fooling it’s a fucked up world
So be cool my little junkie girl

In the good old bad part of this college town
Men in grey limousines will drive you down
You take their money just like you take mine
Where does it get you on that thin blue line
Now I can hardly hear you anymore
Your eyes are empty and your voice is hollow
I see you waving from a distant shore
And where you’re going I don’t dare to follow

No fooling that’s another world
Good luck my little junkie girl

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm

So of course, I’m a word guy. I LOVE the music, you know that, but I suppose I should add that these songs are so completely bombastic fur-lined grooves that your eyeballs will get out and dance around, in a good way.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Rev G: I’m going to try really hard to not clog up the space with Steely Dan stuff. I FEEL like I should at least add this lil’ gem. They guy doing the intro is very drunk and it takes two minutes until they start, but when they do they set the town of Santa Monica On Fire:

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 4, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Ok, I gotta say T, your comments re: the comments, has got me swaying on that tightrope tonight. It’s this thought that is wrattling my cage:
I thought that some of us were invincible, me especially.
I know that lots more of this is coming but when PSH and Robin Williams died so close together I thought somebody was wrolling with crooked dice.
Walter had his struggles and since it was so public, AS WAS HIS RECOVERY, I thought he was gonna die of old age in a rocking chair. 67 gets younger every year.
I saw Steely Dan a few years back on the hottest night of the year at Merriweather Post Pavilion, a decent outdoor venue b/w Baltimore and D.C. No shit, it was 95 degree Fahrenheit at showtime, approx 8:30 pm. Humidity factor made it 209 degree. Men and women had their shirts tied up. I was the only one too shy to have my shirt on and I was afraid they were gonna point me out, but they didn’t. Walter spoke about his touring (not touring) in the old days and how he had no memory of most of the 70’s. We can laugh about it but it would be nice to remember more of those times. Anyway, suffice to say, if you didn’t know already, Steely Dan were my favorite favorite. Every single song on every single album.
AND the GOOD PART:
They hired guys to play the parts. They wrote masterpieces but they were smart enough to let the guitar players play the guitars and the piano players play the piano.
Just some of the players included:
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – lead guitar, backing vocals (1972–1974)
Denny Dias – rhythm guitar (1972–1974)
Jim Hodder – drums, backing vocals (1972–1974)
David Palmer – backing and lead vocals (1972–1973)
Royce Jones – backing vocals (1973, 1974)
Michael McDonald – keyboards, backing vocals (1974)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (1974)
So many other players: Rick Derringer had guitar solos on some early albums.
The world is smaller and colder tonight. My friend Paul also loved this band. Paul and Walter are sharing some Winston’s tonight.

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tcr! tcr! · Sep 5, 2017 at 7:55 am

I made this all it’s own forum topic, it deserved its own thread. 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 5, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Thankies. Sorry for the extra work.

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tcr! tcr! · Sep 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

No prob at all! Feel free to post as much as ya want in the forums. No holds barred. Bring in Bubba Goat 🐐 if need be.

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