Bad Sneakers

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"Bad Sneakers"
Single by Steely Dan
from the album Katy Lied
B-side "Chain Lightning"
Released September 1975
Recorded November 1974 -
January 1975;
ABC Recording Studios Inc.,
Los Angeles
Genre Yacht rock
Length 3:16
Label ABC
Writer(s) Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Producer(s) Gary Katz
Steely Dan singles chronology
"Black Friday"
"Bad Sneakers"
"Kid Charlemagne"
Katy Lied track listing
"Black Friday"
"Bad Sneakers"
"Rose Darling"

"Bad Sneakers" is a song by jazz rock band Steely Dan. It was released as the second track on their 1975 album Katy Lied.[1] Producer Gary Katz later regretted not releasing the song as the first single.[2]

It also appears on the compilation albums A Decade of Steely Dan[3] and Citizen Steely Dan.

Michael McDonald's vocals on the song are one of his first for the band;[4] he would continue to perform background vocals for the band in recordings until 1980.[5]



The alternative band The Push Stars covered the song for the Me, Myself, and Irene (2000) soundtrack.


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