11 Tracks of Whack

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11 Tracks of Whack
11 Tracks of Whack(Walter Becker album) coverart.jpg
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 "Cringemaker" which was co-written by Dean Parks. Horn and rhythm arrangements were written by Donald Fagen.

No. Title 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" 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
  • Mixing: Roger Nichols, David Russell
  • Mastering: Glenn Meadows
  • Tech support: Craig Siegel
  • Project coordinator: Linda Starr
  • Art direction: Mick Haggerty
  • Type design: Mick Haggerty, Kathleen Philpott
  • 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