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Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:03 pm
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:03 pm
first album is awesome.
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:04 pm
One of my least favorite bands of all time.
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:08 pm
screw you, ronnie!
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:15 pm
Sultans of Swing rules
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:23 pm
Sultans of Swing rules
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 2:34 pm
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 3:03 pm
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 3:17 pm
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 3:36 pm
double shot of expresso love!
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 3:38 pm
i think jj cale fans would be well-served by the first record. i can't say much good about anything that came after. except that awesome video with the sports bloopers.
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 3:40 pm
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 3:42 pm
I never understood why Dire Straits are HUGE in Europe. Anyone?
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 4:17 pm | Edited by: SSSSSSS
I LOVED the olde stuff as a yute.

Then "Twistin' by the Pool" and similar offenses turned me off to their entire catalog.

Even later, multiple readings of ALL of Douglas Adams' books had me revisiting the oldies when their name was mentioned, so I like the olde stuff again. I even left "Twistin' by the Pool" on the radio once this summer, but I was still shaking my head saying "I don't get it."
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 4:52 pm
I'M AGAINST IT!!!!!!!!!!1111
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 4:58 pm
The Making Movies (is that the name of it) album is okay.
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 5:09 pm
I love 'em.
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 5:11 pm
I never understood why Dire Straits are HUGE in Europe. Anyone?

knopfler's british, I think
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 5:33 pm
Dire Straits are HUGE in Europe

I dunno, but if we hadn't bailed their sorry asses out in WWII, they'd still be goosestepping to "Auf Weirdeschen Adolf"
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 6:48 pm
fuck no
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 7:10 pm | Edited by: paristheatre

^against my better judgement.

& sultans of swing.

that's about it
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 8:29 pm
Knopfler had a lot more soul in his playing than most of his contemporaries ( late '70's/early '80's mainstream blues honkies).

Doesn't neccessarily make 'em good, though.
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 9:20 pm
absolutely not
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 10:52 pm
don't like but 2 of their songs.

i saw them when they first played at the roxy in LA (well, i worked there. captive audience, you could say) and they had a shit ton of STARS in the audience checking them out (like bob dylan and don henley - i'm talking stadium fillers). knopfler plays incredibly, though. too bad his songs don't do anything for me
Posted: Aug 12, 2008 11:20 pm
Posted: Aug 13, 2008 12:00 am
i like sultans of swing and the princess bride soundtrack
Posted: Aug 13, 2008 12:02 am
that was me /\ /\ /\
Posted: Aug 20, 2008 10:58 am
Never cared that much for them till after a big fight with the husband he searched out and played "Romeo and Juliet". Guess that means I have a Dire Straits song I like and I'm glad he didn't put on "Love Song" by The Rollins Band.
Posted: Aug 20, 2008 1:06 pm
"I want my Mtv" is the only usefull thing Sting has ever done.

Mark Knopfler is cool.

The reason Dire Straits are big in Europe is because they had midlength hair and wore headbands, in the age of hairsprayed metal mullets. That's the kind of thing Europeans respect.
Posted: Aug 20, 2008 2:18 pm
ha ha ha
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