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  • 1580s, "made of steel," from steel (n.) + -y (2). Figurative meaning "hard and cold as steel" is from c. 1500. Related: Steeliness.1500, 1580

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  • Steely Dan Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Blending elements of rock, jazz, latin music, R&B, blues and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Initially the band had a core lineup, but in 1974, Becker and Fagen retired the band from live performances altogether to become a studio-only band, opting to record with a revolving cast of session musicians. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies".
  • Greatest Hits (Steely Dan album) Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1978. It has sold over two million units in the U.S.
  • Steely Dan discography The discography for the American jazz rock band Steely Dan consists of nine studio albums, 21 singles, one live album, one live set on DVD, seven compilations in the United States, one box set, and numerous other appearances. The band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
  • Steely Dan (album) Steely Dan is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in Japan in 1978. It is notable as being the only album release of both sides of the 1972 single "Dallas" b/w "Sail the Waterway", although these are in mono and were sourced from a copy of the single.
  • Gold (Steely Dan album) Gold is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1982. It mostly comprises hits both post-dating and not included on their 1978 Greatest Hits, essentially acting as "Volume 2"; it also features additional album tracks, offering a broad perspective on the band's career to that point.
  • The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin' In the Years There are two Steely Dan compilation albums, identically named The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin' in the Years and with identical record covers, but with different songs. The first was released in 1985 and the latter in 1987.
  • Dallas (Steely Dan song) "Dallas" is the first single by Steely Dan. It was sung by drummer Jim Hodder. The song was not on the band's debut album Can't Buy a Thrill but was included on the 1978 Japan-only compilation Steely Dan. It was later recorded by Poco in 1975 on their Head Over Heels album.
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