Bands That Sound Like Steely Dan



  • minimini 879 Posts

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 3,103 Posts
    lots of new stuff to check out here - thank you.

    this obv has a more modern style, but Mantler often makes me think of DAN.

    great live act BTW

  • Not exactly what you were asking for, but:


  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts

  • staxwaxstaxwax 1,474 Posts
    crabmongerfunk said:

    Yes - Gino Vanelli is a steely dan soundalike ive thought that more than once when hearing his music

    Also cosign on Ed Motta

    - also these guys have some shades of the 'Dan. Although admittedly, few can really hang.

  • SupergoodSupergood 1,213 Posts

  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts
    On the way to work yesterday, heard this one on the Giles P Podcast and for some reason it totally reminded me of Steely Dan...

    Even thoguh ive heard it a million times.

  • MikeBossyMikeBossy 41 Posts

  • Dean RDean R 9 Posts
    Samuel Purdey a London based band from the late 90s were obsessive Dan fans. I thnk it shows.

    Also it has Elliot Randell on guitar.

  • asstroasstro 1,754 Posts
    I think this sounds pretty Dan-ish myself...

  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts

    These both probably have a few of the same players as Steely Dan used in studio, which might explain the same "sound".

  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Hey Rock,

    This song reminds of Steely Dan a bit:

    It features Richard Page prior to his Mister Mister days with some slick 'blue-eyed soul'.


    Big Stacks from Kakalak

  • phatmoneysackphatmoneysack Melbourne 1,124 Posts
    similar but perhaps a tad too new wave.

    similar but perhaps a tad too kraut rock


  • Not sure how to post the link - But check out...

    The 1957 Tail-fin Fiasco.

    A doff of the cap to Fagen & Becker. You can find them on SoundCloud.

    Cheers to us all x

  • waxjunkywaxjunky 1,848 Posts
    The tone and vibe of this song remind me of SD. This is pretty much brand new (sorry, no YouTube to embed):

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    The Pets "Breaking Point Road" Arista '78 pets.mp3

  • uttersutters 321 Posts

  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." 1,416 Posts

  • The_NonThe_Non 5,691 Posts

  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts

  • The French Steely Dan, Cortex

    They have some great jams and many are straight out of the DAN Handbook

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,375 Posts
    djfitz said:
    The French Steely Dan, Cortex

    Absolutely man! Cortex is the a good call.

    I was at a doctors office and this song came on Pandora and thought it reminded me of Steely Dan. Later found out Fagen produced it.

    - spidey

  • so, who is this walter becker you speak of?

  • Danno3000Danno3000 2,850 Posts
    The_Non said:

    Is it blasphemy for me to suggest this is a lot better than Steely Dan?

  • uttersutters 321 Posts
    ^ absolutely

    Dude is a terrible singer. Obviously Fagen isn't the best but he had style

  • JimsterJimster 6,904 Posts
    Just checked the Nimbus, I guess it's the horn charts that ape the Dan arrangements - which must have been *thee shit* at the time, so that is understandable. Rest of it is a bit Joe Jackson, if English was his 2nd language. Like a "Jost van Jancksen".
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