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‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer Turns Steely Dan’s Bedraggled Ballad ‘Dirty Work’ Into a Web Hit, Five Decades Later

Although Donald Fagen and Walter Becker certainly did not write “Dirty Work” with the idea of it being about reluctant mercenaries — let alone costumed antiheroes and anthropomorphized sharks — the song’s theme of reluctant conscription somehow perfectly and comically fits the “Suicide Squad” concept. That helps explain why the 49-year-old album track suddenly found […]

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