Doing the Steely Dan poll (inspired by Record Show rookie, Scott B., who attempted to buy every Steely Dan LP he could lay hands on), and enjoying many of your comments, I gathered that, like me, many of you had a defining song that you felt was the band’s best. At least, the song chosen was your favorite.
For Steely Dan, as previously stated, I think “Reeling In The Years” was the band’s best overall achievement. I even enjoy “Do It Again” better than anything that came after it. Many of you went elsewhere.
Of course, we can debate this all day (and I really wish life allowed those pleasures), but I thought we could expand a bit and tell each other which song by any band best represents that band.
It’s an anything goes kind of discussion. It might get really interesting if one attempted an ambitious route by choosing the suggested best song by, say, The Rolling Stones, which I’ll do in a bit. But even should you choose a Beatles (“Hey Jude”), a Who (“Baba O’Riley”) a Led Zeppelin (“Black Dog”), a Wishbone Ash (“Ballad Of The Beacon”), or even an Aerosmith (“Train Kept A Rollin'”), it should be quite fun to read the chosen song(s).
Do as many as you want to do.
As for my all-time favorite Rolling Stones song, it’s “Tumbling Dice” from Exile On Main Street.
And yours is/are?