MCA-40894 FM (No Static At All)
Mastered by Gary Katz
Released on May 1978
US CHART POSITION #22 (charted June 3, 1978 for 10 weeks) . . . UK CHART POSITION #49
Find it at GEMM
MCA-40894 w. company sleeve
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I ’m surprised they didn’t catch static for that “funked up muzak” line. This theme to the film FM remains one of the more collectible Dan tracks because it didn’t appear on a proper Steely Dan record until 1982’s Gold. Musically, it’s always struck me as a cross between “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (in the intro mostly) and “Josie.” The B side is an instrumental reprise that features gratuitous sax; in fact, it sounds like the original backing tracks with a new sax track on top of them. I know, you weren’t even aware the reprise existed and, trust me, you don’t care.

TRACK LISTING

  1. FM (NO STATIC AT ALL)    (Walter Becker/Donald Fagen)    3:40
  2. FM (NO STATIC AT ALL) - REPRISE    (Walter Becker/Donald Fagen)    2:53

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US May 1978 MCA 7" MCA-40894  
UK May 1978 MCA 7" MCA-374 picture sleeve

 

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