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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:20 PM
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So, Lounge --- what is the general consensus on Dire Straits?
Edited on Tue Dec-11-07 07:38 PM by Tuesday Afternoon
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:22 PM
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1. I hate being in Dire Straits.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=aNaKWXqXkhw


AWESOME MUSICIANS.

And while Gen-Y openly takes a leak on the visuals, at the time they were superb and novel. Not to mention expensive... and cool. Still are, even if we can technically do better today.


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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:23 PM
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2. ...
:thumbsup:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:31 PM
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3. Dire Straits suck, they sound like a bad ripoff of a guy named Mark Knopfler
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:37 PM
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5. d'uh -- say what...
:rofl:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:38 PM
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7. shhhhh
I wanted to get a knee jerk reaction....for that I guess I should go to GD.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:39 PM
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8. That is the #1 exercise over there.
#2 is jumping to conclusions ;)
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:35 PM
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4. Dire Straits rules.
That song by REM is pretty good, too, I guess... :shrug:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:37 PM
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6. uh-oh
will fix
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:42 PM
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9. Dire Straits are fine musicians.
:hi:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:50 PM
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10. Hello --
Guess what...I remembered the movie---Diary of a Mad Housewife. I think it is based on Plath. I was brain dead last night :D
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:34 PM
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12. I did somemore reading too.
She WAS the actress he wrote those lyrics for. They have a son named Zeke or Zack or something.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:38 PM
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13. I wonder if that was the movie? Wow!! How cool is that?
:toast:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 07:51 PM
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11. "Sultans of Swing" was cool
but they lost me once they added the keyboard players, and Mark Knopfler's headband got wider than 2".
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:39 PM
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14. Yeah. It is all about the look
:rofl:

don't care for keyboards :shrug:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:41 PM
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15. So Far Away is my very favorite Dire Straits tune
excellent choice of tunes.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:37 PM
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21. yeah...one of my faves as well.
Thanks.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:53 PM
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16. I likes 'em but
I can't hear 'em on dial-up. x(
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:37 PM
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22. awww. That sucks.
:hug:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 08:56 PM
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17. Brothers in arms.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JkHBC5lDs

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day youll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And youll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
Ive watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

Theres so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But its written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:38 PM
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23. I love the last 2 lines
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

thanks for the link.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 01:38 PM
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39. some of my favorite songs are on that album
Brothers in Arms, Ride Across the River, Man's Too Strong...

great band, even if some of their songs don't do it for me.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:02 PM
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18. What's not to like...
... great stuff, especially the early work.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:39 PM
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24. agreed --
:toast:
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:02 PM
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19. Mark Knopfler...
...is one of about 3 guitarists that have such a distinctive sound that it's ridiculously easy to recognize. I think that they're great!
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:40 PM
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25. Yes. He definitely has his own sound.
I love your username :toast:
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 11:03 PM
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31. .
Thank you very kindly. :hi:
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:36 PM
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28. I've honestly never heard him mimicked
who are the other two that you can recognize? I'm a bit of a musical luddite; Knopfler is the only guitarist that is truly unmistakable to my ear.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 11:02 PM
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30. .
Jerry Garcia and Carlos Santana. All have extremely unique sounds/techniques.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:15 PM
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20. This is their best song, I think
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:40 PM
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26. I love this one
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:50 PM
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27. Possibly my favorite group of all time...
I've seen them twice in concert, and have seem Mark Knopfler solo twice since DS broke up. I think he has plans to tour again in support of his latest CD, and will try to see him again...
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 10:37 PM
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29. They are the Anti SteelyDan. nuff said. :P~
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 11:05 PM
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32. I'm sure they're great on a number of levels, but I wouldn't listen to them by choice.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 11:07 PM
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33. point taken
personally, I would vomit it I had to listen to any one genre 24/7/365.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 01:26 PM
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34. I love "Brothers in Arms".
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 01:28 PM
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35. Love them.
Edited on Wed Dec-12-07 01:31 PM by redqueen
Knopfler is one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

I love him.


One of my many favorites by them: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jdbbt31abSU
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 01:28 PM
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36. They made some turkeys of songs but I love them.
They balanced up the turkeys with some rip roaring fantastic songs. My favourites are:

The Sultans of Swing
Down By The Waterline
Portobello Belle
Tunnel of Love
Romeo And Juliet
Money For Nothing
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 01:31 PM
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37. Yes!
Edited on Wed Dec-12-07 01:32 PM by redqueen
Down by the Waterline, Portobello Belle

:loveya:

Also love Six Blade Knife and Where Do You Think You're Going?... lovelovelove their early stuff. :)
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 01:34 PM
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38. Mark Knopfler is one of the most underrated guitarists in rock history. n/t
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