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Released as the B-side to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number
," this fairly obscure song has become a crowd favorite. In an interview with Rolling Stone
during Steely Dan's 2009 tour, Donald Fagen talked about this song: "When we moved out to L.A., people called each other 'dude,' which we found funny. We were trying to speak their language."
Regarding the lyrics, "Have you ever seen a Squonk's tears," a Squonk is a mythical woodland creature who has the ability to dissolve in its own tears. Steely Dan came across the word in a book by Jorge Luis Borges. Genesis also makes mention of this animal in their song "Squonk," from their 1976 album A Trick of the Tail.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.