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Bg wrote:Love a lot of dire straits. Knopfler is from the right side of the north - the east side.
Throughout his solo career he sings about stuff and places I know. He sings about places I don't know. He is a consummate song writer first - he writes pictures with words and music. Such a great talent.
null_pointer wrote:I thought he played everything on a steel resonator...
Bg wrote:Dunno, its that long since I listened to any srv, its just instant turn off - along with all the twat in a hat impersonators "shudders"
null_pointer wrote:jeremyb wrote:null_pointer wrote:I thought he played everything on a steel resonator...
Yeah he found it too uncomfortable and found a chair instead.
The chair was way harder to string though
I'm sure slowly will endorse this.... it may not be your style but, its perfect in every detail. And its an 'album filler'
olegmcnoleg wrote:Both dead on. He is a fantastic musician and guitar player, and a great song-writer. He chose to go less commercial and folky/rootsy and I think a lot of his more recent music downplays his abilities a bit more than I'd personally like. But he's just a humble Geordie, after all...
Darth Sabbathi wrote:werdna wrote:The first two DS albums - melodic lead playing, great phrasing, good song writing. His legacy.
Later DS is bloated and portentous. Awful cod 50s rocknroll feel to Walk of Life - worst song of the 80s?
I basically agree with this, but I would stretch to the first 3 Dire Straits albums - I reckon Making Movies is awesome. I cannot abide Brothers in Arms - it embodies everything I hate about the 1980s.
He's an incredible and unique player - hard to deny that, even if you don't really dig his style.
HappyEnding wrote: Tried one of his solo albums and a few songs deep, there was no big "Money For Nothing" riff so I was out. Still not 'mature' enough to revisit it.
Bg wrote:oh and his is one of the real bursts too, the real deal 58
What impresses me, is that unlike many growing older musicians, he keeps getting better.