Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: "...their seminal live concert recording 'Alchemy Live' restored to pristine high definition visual clarity..." but we're going to post it here in 480p for your convenience.
Drexl's Eye: Aside from being a premier guitarist, Knopfler is a criminally underrated songwriter.
Third_Uncle_Eno: Drexl's EyeGet Lucky is one of the best albums released in the last decade.I agree. I didn't even bother with "Shangri-La" or "Kill to get Crimson".There are a lot of great songs on "Get Lucky", but I'm not a fan of the lame shuffle-blues that he seems to do a lot of these days ("you can't beat the house", maybe "cleaning my gun").I also don't like "remembrance day". While full of good intentions and heart, but with the chorus of names, it's like a he tore a page from the Roger Waters songwriting book, from his 'list songs', like "home" from "radio kaos".also, "the car was the one" sounded like it had a lot of potential, if he just stretched it out some. it's like a sketch, instead.and "before gas and tv" just sounds....... forced.that being said, i LOVE the rest of it:Border Reiver" , "Hard Shoulder", "Monteleone", "Get Lucky", "So Far from the Clyde", "Piper to the End", being some of the best songs he's written since "Sailing to Philadelphia !!
Third_Uncle_Eno: subby here.yay it got greenlighted!
douchebag/hater: I know I'm in the minority here but I hate 'SoS' and 'MfN'; just think they are awful, terrible songs.On the other hand I like I really like 'Makin' Movies' and 'Brothers in Arms' - 'Telegraph Road' is excellent.
rpl: Personally, I always liked this one best.
tillerman35: How can someone so talented not understand the concept of enunciation? I can't imagine what it must have been like to be the audio engineer in the studio recording their albums. How I envision it:Engineer: Try that again, Mark. This time, try to be a tiny bit clearer.Knopfler: Whazzatfulrpprrr fourtaaaiiiEngineer: Better. OK. Once again, and let's remember- words have endings AND beginnings.Knopfler: Whazzafulple fourtaimmphsshphEngineer: Try this: a BAND was PLAY ing DOUB ell FOUR time. Let's just talk it out this once. Leave the guitar off. After me: AKnopfler: AEngineer: BandKnopfler WhasszzarhndplmffEngieeneer: Band. Buh. Buh. Buh. Aaaaaa NNNNN DuhKnopfler: BuhghsljEngineer: Good. Now aaaaaaaaKnopfler: aaaaaaaaaaEngineer: Excellent- I think you're getting it. Try one more go? Cue playback.... And:Knopfler: Whazzatfulrpprrr fourtaaaiiiEngineer: Sigh
Third_Uncle_Eno: Dear JerkPeople badmouth Jimmy Carter, but he was responsible for some outstanding music.i hope you're being a funny, satirical troll with that one :pD.S. are british.(well, except Guy Fletcher and Hal lindes)
Third_Uncle_Eno: /what's even funnier is the BBC played Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wildside" complete with "even when she was giving head" line, because it wasn't a slang phrase for anything there. It might've been edited on the radio in the US, I'm not sure.
srelan: Always thought Romeo and Juliet was a better track than "Sultans of Swing". Hell, even "Once Upon a Time in the West". But neither of them got the airplay, or any other Dire Straights song for that matter. (Money for Nothing doesn't count. Ever...)
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