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Walter Carl Becker was an American musician, songwriter and record producer February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017. He was the co-founder, drummer, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan, the jazz rock band.

Walter Becker Motivational Quotes:

I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.

Walter Becker

I’m a self-taught musician aside from what I’ve been able to pick up from other players.

WALTER BECKER

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50’s and 60’s and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.

WALTER BECKER

The protagonist in ‘Deacon Blues’ is a triple-L loser – an L-L-L Loser. It’s not so much about a guy who achieves his dream but about a broken dream of a broken man living a broken life.

WALTER BECKER

‘Deacon Blues’ was special for me. It’s the only time I remember mixing a record all day and, when the mix was done, feeling like I wanted to hear it over and over again. It was the comprehensive sound of the thing: the song itself, its character, the way the instruments sounded, and the way Tom Scott’s tight horn arrangement fit in.

WALTER BECKER

There was a film called ‘FM,’ and we were asked to do the title song. And I said, ‘Does it have to have any specific words?’ And they said, ‘No, it just has to be about FM radio.’ It took a day or two to write.

WALTER BECKER

It seemed like the more complex the music we were playing, the less able we were to guarantee its consistency.

WALTER BECKER

‘8 Miles to Pancake Day’ is a reconciliation of the classic space-time dilemma.

WALTER BECKER

You have a kid, and it’s like, ‘He’s gotta go to college! Gotta have some clothes!’

WALTER BECKER

Cynicism, I contend, is the wailing of someone who believes that things are, or should be, or could be, much, much better than they are.

WALTER BECKER
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