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The album went gold and peaked at 15 on the charts. In common with other Steely Dan albums, The Royal Scam is littered with cryptic allusions to people and events both real and fictional. In a BBC interview in Becker Aja - Steely Dan - Caves Fagen revealed that "Kid Charlemagne" is loosely based on Augustus Owsley Stanleythe notorious drug "chef" who was famous for manufacturing hallucinogenic Aja - Steely Dan - Cavesand that "Caves of Altamira", based on a book by Hans Baumannis about the loss of innocence, the narrative about a visitor to the Cave of Altamira who registers his astonishment at the prehistoric drawings.
The album cover shows a man in a suit, sleeping on a radiator, and apparently dreaming of skyscraper -beast hybrids. The cover was created from a painting by Zox and a photograph by Charlie Ganse, and was originally created for Van Morrison 's unreleased album, Mechanical Blissthe concept being a satire of the American Dream.
In the song "Everything You Did", a lyric says, "turn up the Eaglesthe neighbors are listening. I think it drove him nuts. So, the story goes that they were having a fight one day and that was the genesis of the line. Later that year in a nod back to Steely Dan for the free publicity,  and inspired by Steely Dan's lyric style,  the Eagles penned the lyrics, Thinking Of You - Various - Fine Tuning Volume One stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast" in their hit " Hotel California ".
Frey commented, "We just wanted to allude to Steely Dan rather than mentioning them outright, so 'Dan' got changed to 'knives,' which is still, you know, a penile metaphor. Burroughs' book Naked Lunch. Timothy B. Schmitwho sang background vocals on "The Royal Scam" would later join the Eagles. The album was not as highly rated upon its release as its predecessors with most reviewers finding that it did not show any musical progress.
In contrast, the original Rolling Stone review was more positive,  and ultimately the magazine gave it five stars in a later Hall of Fame review. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Caves of Altamira. Steely Dan. Schmit — background vocals Venetta Fields — background Aja - Steely Dan - Caves Clydie King — background vocals Sherlie Matthews — background vocals Michael McDonald — background vocals. Pearson Prentice Hall. The Royal Scam also utilized numerous extra players and had a clearer jazz-rock fusion sound.
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