Friday, April 06, 2018
Hear Donald Fagen guesting on Derek Small's "Memo To Willie"!
Quote from the NPR article accompanying the first listen to the debut album by fictional bass player Derek Smalls (i.e. Harry Shearer) from the likewise fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap.
So you can approach it more or less negatively or choose to go the positive route and enjoy the songs for what they are played by a plethora of great musicians:
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers)
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar
Michael League (Snarky Puppy)
Jane Lynch (actress/singer)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Snarky Puppy Horns
Paul Shaffer (David Letterman, SNL, etc.)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
Funny liner notes and more here:
The album is released April 13 but you can here it via the link now.