Steely Dan Busts Out ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’ Classic After 45 Years

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Steely Dan delivered the third concert of their five-night residency at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre on Friday night. The theme for Friday was “Popular Demand” and the band — led by guitarist Connor Kennedy — busted out the first “Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me),” off of Dan’s 1972 debut album Can’t Buy A Thrill, since 1974.

Steely Dan got things going with a cover of Oliver Nelson’s “Teenie’s Blues” in a set that also included just the fourth “Any Major Dude Will Tell You” (Prezel Logic, 1974) since 2011, the third “The Boston Rag” since 2015 and just the seventh “King Of The World” since 1974. Both the latter songs appear on Dan’s 1973 album Countdown To Ecstasy.

Steely Dan also offered up favorites like “Hey Nineteen,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Dirty Work,” “Gaucho,” “Bodhisattva,” “Peg” and “My Old School” to close out the set. The band encored with Can’t Buy A Thrill’s “Reelin’ In The Years” and a cover of Joe Williams’ “A Man Ain’t Supposed to Cry.”

Listen to Steely Dan’s studio version of “Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)” below:

Setlist

Steely Dan at Beacon Theatre

  • Teenie's Blues  
  • Sign in Stranger
  • Hey Nineteen
  • Aja
  • Show Biz Kids
  • Any Major Dude Will Tell You
  • Kid Charlemagne
  • The Boston Rag
  • King of the World
  • Dirty Work
  • Godwhacker
  • Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)  
  • Gaucho
  • Keep That Same Old Feeling  
  • Bodhisattva
  • Peg
  • My Old School
Encore
  • Reelin' in the Years
  • A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry  

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