Donald Fagen: “New Frontier”

Not to be too broad about it, but “New Frontier” is one of the best songs ever. Donald Fagen sums up being young during the cold war perfectly.

Here are the lyrics. It takes a special talent to write this:

Introduce me to that big blonde
She’s got a touch of Tuesday Weld
She’s wearing Ambush and a French twist
She’s got us wild and she can tell
She loves to limbo, that much is clear
She’s got the right dynamics for the new frontier

The whole album — “The Nightfly” — is fabulous. It’s solo Fagen, not Steely Dan.

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