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  • OT:- I like Dire Straits

    There, I said it.

    Mark Knopfler is a great guitar player and songwriter. And apart from being a lefty playing right-handed, he never took a lesson in his life. He has superb feel and finger tone.


    Flame away!

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  • #2

    I like them, too.

    “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything”

    Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Europeans seem to love that band. I don't share the enthusiasm.
      Originally Posted by Noam Chomsky


      Whenever you hear anything said very confidently, the first thing that should come to mind is, wait a minute is that true?

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      • gubu
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        radomu wrote:
        Europeans seem to love that band. I don't share the enthusiasm.

        Take your hair out of your ears, young man!


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      gubu wrote:

      There, I said it.

      Mark Knopfler is a great guitar player and songwriter. And apart from being a lefty playing right-handed, he never took a lesson in his life. He has superb feel and finger tone.


      Flame away!


      Didn't know about the lefty/righty part, but I have always liked his music.  I play mostly finger-style, so that's and added attraction for me.  The tongue in cheek lyrics that meet up with reality are also great.

       

      "But he's mostly rhythm, he doesn't want to make it cry or sing."

      "That little faggot is a millionaire."

       

      ....................

      One generation plants the trees,
      The other feels the shade.

      ...Otis Gibbs

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      • #5

        Knopfler's tone is the icon of beautiful cleans, but his voice just ruins it for me

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        • Notu
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          Not familiar with Mr Straits. Is he that little faggot with the earring and the make-up?


        • yanktar
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          Nobody thinks much of Sultans of Swing now except as elevator and dentist office music, but when that song came out it was electrifying.  Driving, strong rhythms, heavy emphasis on the rhythm guitar and less on the lead, and the key lyric "They don't give a damn about any trumpet-playing band. It ain't what they call rock'n'roll" as a dig at Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears.

          I still think it's one of the greatest cuts of all time.


        • gubu
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          Stonedtone wrote:

          Knopfler's tone is the icon of beautiful cleans, but his voice just ruins it for me


          His overdriven/distorted tones aren't too shabby a lot of the time either.

          I don't mind his voice at all. It seems to get better with age.


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        me too. Knopfler is very skillful. There's some wonderful sax playing on the live album that makes it worth the price of admission, too. (I think it's Mel Collins)

        Every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass-- Barry Goldwater"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

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        • #7

          gubu wrote:

          There, I said it.

          Mark Knopfler is a great guitar player and songwriter. And apart from being a lefty playing right-handed, he never took a lesson in his life. He has superb feel and finger tone.


          Flame away!


           

          No flaming here...GREAT band, got all their albums and most of Knopfler's solo stuff.

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          • #8

            It was all redundant after Telegraph Road.

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            • #9

              gubu wrote:

              There, I said it.

              Mark Knopfler is a great guitar player and songwriter. And apart from being a lefty playing right-handed, he never took a lesson in his life. He has superb feel and finger tone.


              Flame away!


              I like Dire Straits too.  Saw them live, and they were pretty damn good.

              Question: Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?


              Answer: because it was dead.

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              • #10

                I liked them a lot in high school. Haven't listened to 'em since. 

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                • #11

                  Fan since 1979 & still am. 

                  Making Movies is one of my must-own albums.

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                  • PFB
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                    RupertB wrote:

                    Fan since 1979 & still am. 

                    Making Movies is one of my must-own albums.


                     

                    Fan since around '82 , before Brothers In Arms made them a monster hit band, love almost everything Knopfler has done.

                     

                    Making Movies could be my #1 favorite album of all time, as well as about my favorite studio guitar tone. I guess it's a Strat into some sort of Fender amp.


                • #12

                  gubu wrote:

                  There, I said it.

                  Mark Knopfler is a great guitar player and songwriter. And apart from being a lefty playing right-handed, he never took a lesson in his life. He has superb feel and finger tone.


                  Flame away!


                  Back in the day when they were new, their albums were very well produced. Clean and full dynamics.

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                  • bluzboy
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                    quickie1 wrote:

                    Back in the day when they were new, their albums were very well produced. Clean and full dynamics.


                     


                • #13

                  Only that it was said:

                   

                  - I am not Mark Knopfler.

                  - I never produced a Dire Straits album.

                  I never produced a Mark Knopfler album.

                  - Rekel never played a tambourine on any of my productions.

                  - Rekel never played a guitar solo on my productions.

                  - Bluzboy is not Rekel.

                  - Nobody knows who Rekel is.

                  - Rudolf von Hagenwil is an ****************************.

                   

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                  • thankyou
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                    A. Einstein wrote:

                    Only that it was said:

                     

                    - I am not Mark Knopfler.

                    - I never produced a Dire Straits album.

                    I never produced a Mark Knopfler album.

                    - Rekel never played a tambourine on any of my productions.

                    - Rekel never played a guitar solo on my productions.

                    - Bluzboy is not Rekel.

                    - Nobody knows who Rekel is.

                    - Rudolf von Hagenwil is an ****************************.

                     


                    Angelo Clementide is an angel o.


                • #14

                  Did you know that Hoddy played in that band?

                   

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