August 31, 2014

♫ Remembering the 70s ♫: DO IT AGAIN by Steely Dan (Jazz-Rock)

Do It Again” is a tune composed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, performed by American jazz-rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their 1972 debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill. The single version differed from the album version, shortening the intro, outro and two instrumental sections of the song.

The lyrics are sung to a man who is addicted to nightlife. His addictions include sex and gambling. The narrator describes the realities of the man’s addictions and the consequences of his actions, but emphasizes that he goes “back, Jack, do it again”, implying that it is an addiction.

Released in 1972, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan's second highest charting single.

“Let’s listen to Steely Dan, Do It Again…”

The year is 1972...

The world population was around 3,842,873,611

  • The RMS Queen Elizabeth is destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbor. (Jan. 9)
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to Bangladesh from Pakistan. (Jan. 10)
  • Prime Minister of Ghana Kofi Abrefa Busia is overthrown in a military coup. (Jan. 13
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark succeeds her father, King Frederick IX, on the throne of Denmark. (Jan. 14)
  • The Libertarian enclave Minerva on a platform in the South Pacific, sponsored by the Phoenix (Jan. 19) 
  • Foundation, declares independence. Soon neighboring Tonga annexes the area and dismantles the platform. (Jan. 19)
  • President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces that Pakistan will immediately begin a nuclear weapons program. (Jan. 20) and
  • Fears are growing about the economy of the United Kingdom, where unemployment is now exceeding 1 million for the first time since World War II. (Jan. 20)...

Some of the movies released in 1972 included:

  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Cabaret
  • The Getaway
  • Fritz the Cat
  • The Legend of Boggy Creek

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