“I had already recorded with Steely Dan - we did The Royal Scam, which was pretty wonderful - so I was happy to work with them again. It was funny on this song: They were telling me everything they didn't want, and I said, 'OK. It sounds like you want the Purdie Shuffle.' And they were like, 'No, no, no! We don't want a shuffle.' So I said, 'Well, how about I just play it, and you give a listen?'
"That's what I played, and they loved it. We had the rhythm section going on that - Chuck Rainey was on bass - and it sounded great. We recorded it quite a few times, but I remember telling the guys that we got it down in the first or second take.
"The Purdie Shuffle really worked on this song. After we did this one, they didn't question me anymore."