It’s interesting how some songs really lend themselves to performance in a big public venue and performance by a band and so on, and so they’re even more successful in that context than they were on the record.WALTER BECKER
Most of the time when people say something sounds like Steely Dan, and I listen to it, it doesn’t. And I’m not even sure what they’re talking about.WALTER BECKER
I learned a lot from the various artists I produced. Either you see them doing something that you do want to do it, or you see them doing something the way you don’t want to do it.WALTER BECKER
Singing, for me, means singing as loud as I can.WALTER BECKER
We are constantly competing with the monsters from the id.WALTER BECKER
I think what television and video games do is reminiscent of drug addiction. There’s a measure of reinforcement and a behavioural loop.WALTER BECKER
Rock music is being systematically merged with fashion.WALTER BECKER
Who is Walter Becker Motivational Quotes ?
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.
Becker met Donald Fagen, a potential songwriting partner, when they were Bard College students. After a short time in New York City, the two moved to Los Angeles in 1971 to form the center of Steely Dan, who enjoyed a productive 10-year critical and commercial career.
After the breakup of the group, Becker moved to Hawaii and the his musical practice. In 1985 he became a brief member of the Chinese Crisis English band, producing and playing synthesis on the Flaunt the Imperfection album.
In 1993, Becker and Fagen reunited Steely Dan and stayed involved, recording the four Grammy nominated Two Against Nature (2000). Becker released 11 tracks from Whack (1994) and Circus Money (2008) for two solo albums.
He died on September 3, 2017 after a brief battle against esophageal cancer.