Dire Straits

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by trustysteed, 7 Dec 2007.

  1. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    My dad bought their albums way back in the early 80's and I've recently been able to listen to them again after converting them to mp3.

    Some of the best guitar work I've ever heard, even 25 years later. I don't know a riff from a strum (ooo err) but the clarity of Mark Knopfler's guitar is amazing.

    My favorites:

    Sultans Of Swing
    Tunnel Of Love
    Telegraph Road
    Single-Handed Sailor

    amongst others. Any other Dire Straits fans on here with their favorite tracks?
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Brothers in arms is bloody good...
  3. rob_mcp

    rob_mcp New Member

    Hey that makes me feel old - I'm pretty sure I first heard sultans of swing in 6th Form when it came out! Anyway - you might find there are some real gems in the '70s Today working with itunes playign on shuffle I've had some Steely Dan, Bowie, Pink Floyd, Eno, Talking heads, Manzenera and to top it all a Tangerine dream track!

    Just in case you think I'm just another crusty old music dinosaur that has only made up about a quarter of what's played today!
  4. OP

    trustysteed Guest

    was never one of my favorites and then it was used i think at the end of the 2nd series of the west wing in a very dramatic moment which was brilliant.
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Loved Sultans of Swing when it came out, but after that, I found DS a bit dullsville...
  6. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Put's hand up at the back.Have 7 discs.Mark and Dire.On Every Street-heavy fuel and iron hand.Sailing to Philadelphia-prairie wedding-speedway at nazareth.The Ragpickers Dream-Why aye man-Brothers in arms-Fare thee well Northumberland.
  7. wild west end - great song.

    up 'til Brothers In Arms (including that as well) they were great
  8. One of my friends used to be in a band with mark knopfler, and they fired him for being crap. Then he went on to form dire straits...friend is kicking himself, but still thinks MK is crap.
  9. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Romeo and Juliet is the only track of theirs I have ever liked. Mind I was only 22 and in lurrve.
  10. OP

    trustysteed Guest

    yeah, really laid back!
  11. OP

    trustysteed Guest

    better to have thought he was crap from a position of mutual wealth!
  12. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    They are brilliant. I like:
    Sultans of Swing
    Money for Nothing
    There on my ipod just after Rolf Harris.
  13. trustysteed, like other posters above, you make me feel old, especially with comments like, "..way back in the early 1980's", cheers fella;)

    Listened to Dire Straits quite a lot at the time, and have recently listened again (although for me, that's only on those new fangled CD whatsits - only because I can't play my vinyl in the garage when I'm on the turbo:biggrin:), and this time round have enjoyed their earlier stuff more than the later.
  14. OP

    trustysteed Guest

    well, i am 40! but i was about 13 when i first heard and always liked their early stuff.
  15. Fair enough TS (although you made me feel an "old" 43 year old;))
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