If it feels like you can’t buy a thrill these days, don’t worry. The CME House Band offers them up free of charge every Full Band Friday! This week, the boys take on Becker, Fagen, and the Dan with their rendition of this 1972 soft-rock standard.
The song was written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker and features Fagen on vocals. In 2009 Rolling Stone described the track as "a prime early example of what would become the Dan’s trademark vibe, marrying a sardonic kiss-off to an ex to a bouncy shuffle groove, and adding on some white-hot guitar dazzlement courtesy of Elliott Randall to bring the whole thing home." In the same interview, Fagen said "It’s dumb but effective," and Becker said "It’s no fun."
The guitar solo on the original recorded version, by session player Elliott Randall, was recorded in one take. It has reportedly been rated by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page as his favorite solo of all time, and he scored it 12/10. The solo was ranked the 40th best guitar solo of all time by the readers of Guitar World magazine.