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I remember when I saw the tour in support of the BIA album, Dylan made a guest appearance and sung Knocking On Heaven's Door (from very hazy memory - we're talking 31 years ago....I was 14 - it was at the encore, they may have done another song or 2). It was raved about for months afterwards.
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Love the debut to bitsHeart
My father is probably the single biggest Dire Starits fan in Denmark. I believe he once knitted a life size version of Mark Knopfler wearing a boa. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 04:44
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Love the debut to bitsHeart

Best pub rock album ever made Wink

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

My father is probably the single biggest Dire Starits fan in Denmark. I believe he once knitted a life size version of Mark Knopfler wearing a boa. 

This is normal, but if he starts sleeping with it next to him in bed you should have a word with him.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 04:51
Nahh it won't come to that - he sleeps with the cat on his stomach these days. Quite the cute scenario especially with those whistling noises emanating from his nostrilsLOL
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I'm sort of a card out of the deck, guys - as  much as I recognize MK excellence on the guitar, overall their music doesn't resonate much within.
Good for listening in the car with the window down, I guess Cool (or in the pub Beer)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 08:29
Essential Straits

Communiqué lately

Knopfler solo good good too

and I might get lucky now and then


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2017 at 11:21
I like Dire Straits a lot. Making Movies is one of my favorite albums.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 07:51
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Essential Straits

Communiqué lately

Knopfler solo good good too

and I might get lucky now and then


Right on. Shangri-La and Get Lucky are two of my all time favorite albums from any genre.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2017 at 08:45
Good band. I assume they aren't on this website though(not that it matters). They did have that one epic song though(Telegraph Road I think it was called). I have some of their stuff and enjoy them a bit. I think the first two are a bit roots rockish and maybe not quite the thing I would typically listen to(especially the first)but are still good. I have to listen to the others more also. Brothers in Arms is a very "relaxing" album that I should probably listen to again(also the first compact disc to go platinum).
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Originally posted by TexasKing TexasKing wrote:

Are you a fan of this band?
What's your general opinion about their music?

Do you have a favorite album by them? 


Knopfler's guitar is wonderful and, I think, a bit underrated these days. I think the first four or five albums are full of good songs, very unique in feeling and great additions to anyone's collection.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FUGAZI86 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 08:28
I love them but i get a bit of tired to consider them a real group.
too many changes in the drummers, keyboards, rythm guitars (if any, good-bye David).
i think the main still remain MK and his creative output flow, which touches its highest point in 1982.
That is my favourite album by them, a very progressive album, perhaps Marillion were not the first in the 80's to rejoin the Genre again, but i don't wanna write a Book.
Anyway a superb album with some of the best guitar solos by the man, and long compositions.
very dark and introspective, and just the final Vibrophone of the title track worth all the record.
i like "brothers in arms" too, is the best buy when you don't want get involved in something too much complicated and listen an album simply but lovely done. "why worry" a little gem imho.
"on every streets" is a growing up to me, underrated album, yes his guitar solos skills are getting less reliable but not his compositions, title track "you and your friend" and "planets of new orleans", can be compared to the previous decade. though the album sounds less cohesive i know.
BTW i don't like their first two albums, i find them very "rockabilly" and 70's friendly, in this period i'm aware from that decade, don't remain bad guys, it's very faraway from my current mood.
"making movies" is the crossway, and that is a very good album.
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JJ Cale and Chet Atkins got caught in that transport device from "The Fly" and Mark Knopfler came out on the other side.  Grew up with 'em.....Love Over Gold, Making Movies and Communique are the albums that still get the occasional spin.  
I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Love the debut to bitsHeart
My father is probably the single biggest Dire Starits fan in Denmark. I believe he once knitted a life size version of Mark Knopfler wearing a boa. 
Um, David - who’s Dire Starits ??
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