Can’t Buy a Thrill

Debut 1972 release from Steely Dan, a collection of solid musicians who had toiled long with others who came together under the leadership of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, who wrote some songs that everybody knows to create the album that everybody had to have.

Track Listing

Side One

Do It Again

Dirty Work


Midnite Cruiser

Only a Fool Would Say That

Side Two

Reellin" In The Years

Fire in The Hole

Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)

Change of the Guard

Turn That Heartbeat Over Again


1972 MCA Records

Recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles

Engineered by roger Nichols; Assistant Engineer Tim Weston


  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter: Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Spanish
  • Walter Becker: Electric Bass, Vocals
  • Denny Dias: Guitar, Electrict Sitar
  • Donald Fagen: Piano, Electric Piano, Plastic Organ, Vocals
  • Jim Hodder: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
  • David Palmer: Vocals
  • Along With:
  • Elliot Randall: Guitar
  • Victor Feldman: Percussion
  • Jerome Richardson: Tenor Sax
  • Snooky Young: Fluegel Horn
  • Clydie King, Shirley Mathews, Venetta Fields: Background Vocals
  • Produced by Gary Katz