The story of Steely Dan's brilliant debut album


It was at this time of the year, 51 years ago, that an exciting new band appeared on the scene with a brilliant debut album featuring intelligent, sophisticated but catchy songs that blended rock, folk, and jazz. They took their band name from a William Burroughs novel, and their album title from a line in a Bob Dylan song. Randy Renaud has the whole story on this week's edition of the Chronicles of Rock.