11 Tracks of Whack

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11 Tracks of Whack
Studio album by Walter Becker
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Jazz rock
Length 56:46
Label Giant
Producer Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Walter Becker chronology
11 Tracks of Whack
(1994)
Circus Money
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
New York Times (positive)[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]

11 Tracks of Whack is the first solo album by Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). It was his second collaboration with Steely Dan partner Donald Fagen, who produced the album, since 1980, after Becker produced Fagen's Kamakiriad (1993).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Walter Becker except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Down in the Bottom"     4:16
2. "Junkie Girl"     4:07
3. "Surf and/or Die"     6:15
4. "Book of Liars"     4:09
5. "Lucky Henry"     4:39
6. "Hard Up Case"     4:56
7. "Cringemaker"   Walter Becker, Dean Parks 5:11
8. "Girlfriend"     5:43
9. "My Waterloo"     4:02
10. "This Moody Bastard"     5:18
11. "Hat Too Flat"     5:26
12. "Little Kawai"     2:44
Japan Bonus Track
No. Title Length
13. "Medical Science"    

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  • Engineers: Tom Hardisty, Earl Martin, John Neff, Roger Nichols, David Russell
  • Mastering: Glenn Meadows
  • Mixing: Roger Nichols, David Russell
  • Horn arrangements: Donald Fagen
  • Rhythm arrangements: Donald Fagen
  • Type design: Mick Haggerty, Kathleen Philpott
  • Art direction: Mick Haggerty
  • Project coordinator: Linda Starr
  • Tech support: Craig Siegel
  • Photography: Annalisa

References[edit]

  1. ^ 11 Tracks of Whack Walter Becker Allmusic.com William Ruhlmann
  2. ^ "CG: Walter Becker". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  3. ^ Dimitri Ehrlich. Entertainment Weekly review September 30, 1994
  4. ^ New York Times review
  5. ^ Q January 1995, p.245