Show Biz Kids

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"Show Biz Kids"
Single by Steely Dan
from the album Countdown to Ecstasy
B-side "Razor Boy"
Released 1973
Format 7" single
Genre Rock, Jazz fusion
Length 3:59
Label ABC Records
Writer(s) Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Producer(s) Gary Katz
Steely Dan singles chronology
"Reelin' In the Years"
"Show Biz Kids"
"My Old School"

Show Biz Kids is a song composed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen and performed by Steely Dan. It was the first single from Steely Dan's 1973 album Countdown to Ecstasy, and reached number 61 in the Billboard charts.[1]

The song features a slide guitar solo by Rick Derringer.


  • Donald Fagen – acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, lead vocals
  • Walter Becker – electric bass, harmonica, background vocals
  • Denny Dias – electric guitar, Stereo Mixmaster General
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter – electric and pedal steel guitars
  • Jim Hodder – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Rick Derringer- slide guitar


The song was sampled by Super Furry Animals on their 1996 single "The Man Don't Give a Fuck".

The song was also covered by Ricki Lee Jones on her 2000 album It's Like This.


  1. ^ Steely Dan USA chart history, Retrieved May 28, 2012.

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