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Steely Dan’s Aja

A look at the seminal record as it turns 45

Photo: Spotify.com

1989: A kid picks up a copy of De La Soul’s “3 Feet High And Rising.” He comes forMe Myself and I but stays for “Eye Know,” in love with the samples used. The kid rarely gets past this track after that. It’s the first of countless play/rewind/play cycles until the tape wears out.

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