Founding Member?

Fans of Steely Dan may be surprised to learn that the band is not named after its founding members. The name derives, rather, from the William Burroughs novel Naked Lunch -- in which 'Steely Dan' is the name of a large metal dildo which is crushed (in an unlikely manner) by an evil German bulldyke prostitute.

[Former Steely Dan guitarist Jeff (Skunk) Baxter, was also an expert on missile defense: "I wrote a paper a long time ago and gave it to a friend," he once recalled. "The next thing I know, I'm advising members of Congress." (Newsweek, May 28, 2001)]

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