By Jim Fusco:
Yes, yes, it’s Jim Fusco bringing you yet another new band to the Laptop Sessions music video series! Tonight, I bring you an acoustic cover song from Steely Dan. This “band” is really more of a studio act, however, I heard that they’re touring again this year. I’d LOVE to see if this song is still sung in the same key because it’s a stretch even for a 24-year old Jim Fusco. I’ve been sick lately, so I couldn’t sing it until now. I’ve had the lyrics on my kitchen table for about two months, it seems.
This song, which I know will be the case with Becky, is one of those ones you’ve heard a thousand times on the radio, but had no idea who did it. That was the case with me, too, before I sat down and decided to do the Laptop Session of it. Steely Dan is also famous for “Ricky Don’t Lose That Number”, another very recognizable one.
I love this song. It’s got such a great tune, is sung in a high register, and has some cool chords on the chorus. Don’t be fooled by those other “cover artists” out there that sing the song without a capo- this song is sung MUCH higher, as my version will attest to. The lyrics are cool, too, as they tell of a real low-life guy that seems to have a combination of a bad attitude and bad luck.
Enjoy tonight’s Laptop Sessions music video and you know I’ll be bringing more and more new bands straight to your eyes and ears in the coming weeks as we look towards the end of the Session-A-Day project here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover (and original) songs music video blog!