InsideHook: Steely Dan’s Cynical, Moody Masterpiece Hits Harder 40 Years Later

Gaucho, released on November 21, 1980. “But what’s overlooked is just how well they told a story, the way they created characters and scenarios not unlike, yes, Lou Reed did with some of his most famous Velvet Underground songs. Except instead of Reed writing about actual cool people who may have hung around Andy Warhol in the back of Max’s Kansas City, Steely Dan writes about people who think they’re hip.

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