Do you like the Dire Straits?


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Stratocaster93
02-11-2006, 07:39 AM
I'm like the only guy I know who likes the Dire Straits! They're good! Mark Knopfler is a great lead guitarist! I need people's opinions so I can see if I'm right or wrong about how awesome they are and if I'm right I can rub it in my friends' faces. :confused:

obliteratus
02-11-2006, 07:44 AM
If you like them, they're awesome. Why care are about other people's opinions? Anyway, yes, I'm quite fond of them and I also like Mark Knopfler's solo project. They're pretty cool.

dorian_mode
02-11-2006, 07:45 AM
well dear it's a matter of opinion (as it always comes down to with music most of the time eh lads an ladies) some might appreciate the technique of Mr Knopfler but not like his songs to much or maybe like the drumming.. i personally really like the drumming in sultans of swing and love the lead infact the whole song is great :) anywho no point being a bastard about it all lol.

(beat me to first post hehe :rolleyes: )

who else ya like?

Atreideslegend
02-11-2006, 07:48 AM
its strange, i love mark knopfler but hate dire straits, maybe its just the guys voice....

...marky's a wasted talent if u ask me :)

thekevinfoltmer
02-11-2006, 07:51 AM
dire straights is very good

TheHeartbreaker
02-11-2006, 08:02 AM
I've got a couple of their albums, and I'm pretty impressed with their stuff. Mark is indeed a good guitarists, but apart from that, he's very creative in what he does. I mean, some of the stuff he plays is definetly "different" sometimes. He's got a lot of different varieties of styles he plays in; one song could be soft and bluesy, and the next upbeat.

Good band.

And like the other guys said, it's a matter of opinion who you like. Just because no one else likes a band you do, doesn't mean you should question whether or not you should listen to them.

GuitarBoy-IL
02-11-2006, 08:13 AM
I love sultans of swing...

UNIe
02-11-2006, 08:20 AM
Dire Straits are good, they sound very solid for me

Calum_Barrow
02-11-2006, 08:44 AM
Of course I like the Dire Straits. Mark Knopfler is my all time favourite guitarist. I love the Straits, and I'm a big fan of his solo career, and of what I've heard of the Notting Hillbillies. Thing that surpises me the most is that they only had one number 1.

dr_john
02-11-2006, 08:49 AM
yeah mark knopfler is one of the best guitarists ever. he really invented the laid back, clean tone.

The Wanderer
02-11-2006, 08:58 AM
sultans of swing got me into guitar. i also love sailing to philadalphia and everything with dire straits.


Hey how much is that guitar worth on the cover of the greatest hits and brothers in arms?

Calum_Barrow
02-11-2006, 04:54 PM
sultans of swing got me into guitar. i also love sailing to philadalphia and everything with dire straits.


Hey how much is that guitar worth on the cover of the greatest hits and brothers in arms?
That's a National Style O 14 fret resonator. Dunno how much Mark's is worth, but for a 30s model like his you're looking to spend around 4000+ IMO

wilty00
02-11-2006, 06:39 PM
My dads a big fan so I ended up hearing them at a young age.. Walk of Life, Local Hero, and Sultans of swing are great songs and Money For Nothing is one of many songs that inspired me to play guitar.

rds0811
02-12-2006, 01:30 AM
My dad LOVES Dire Straits and over the summer I got a couple CD's for him. We listened to them in the car and I recognized some songs that I didn't know were Dire Straits. Then he told me he wanted Brothers In Arms played at his funeral, and it's a beautiful song. I love the mellowness and the slow soloing..

kaotik420
02-12-2006, 12:06 PM
yup, i'm a fan.
and don't worry, most of my friends don't care for the straits much either.. that doesn't stop me from playing them, and saying Mark is one of the greats :)

Innit
02-13-2006, 02:23 PM
Dire Straits Rules! How could your friends not like them?? Have you heard the intro to money for nothing?? I LOVE IT!!

Svetlana
02-13-2006, 03:52 PM
Dire Straits are so cool!

Sultans Of Swing is an almigthy song. So is Romeo and Juliet.

NineInchNails_0
04-08-2006, 03:14 PM
My dad has all their albums, so I've heard quite a few songs. Brothers In Arms, Walk of Life, Money For Nothing, Sultans of Swing, Heavy Fuel etc. are all great.

They're very good. You shouldn't give a **** about what your friends think. If you wanna listen to them, then do it. All my friends absolutely hate King Crimson, but they're my favorite band and I will not stop listening to them just because some other dudes don't like it.

freewheelinbird
04-08-2006, 03:16 PM
sultans of swing is the most annoying song ever written

blues_rocker
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
sultans of swing is the most annoying song ever written

:eek:

*insert o rly owl*


ON topic: I love Dire Straits, and Knopfler. Sultans of swing, Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, and Walk of Life are my favorite Dire Straits songs.

Johnsonville
04-09-2006, 12:15 AM
yeah mark knopfler is one of the best guitarists ever. he really invented the laid back, clean tone.




I believe that was David Gilmour but I still Love his Brilliance

hippy12
04-09-2006, 05:40 AM
i love the dire straits... you're not the only person who likes them.

NineInchNails_0
04-09-2006, 06:45 AM
*OFF-TOPIC*

Did you guys know that Mark Knopfler NEVER EVER uses a pick? Weird...

no_comedy
04-09-2006, 06:55 AM
Dire Straits are awesome. I must have the most ROCKIN' GRANDMA out there because she's the one that got me into them!

born to run
04-11-2006, 05:20 PM
i think dire straits is one of the best bands ever sultans of swings and tunnel of love are my favorite songs

inquisitor
04-12-2006, 06:14 AM
the dire straits rule. that is all there is to say

beau05
04-15-2006, 07:04 AM
first, there is no THE in front of dire straits.

second, you shouldnt need to prove anything about the music you listen to. the only thing that matters is that you know where you stand

beau05
04-15-2006, 07:14 AM
*OFF-TOPIC*

Did you guys know that Mark Knopfler NEVER EVER uses a pick? Weird...

yeh he moulded his finger picking style on JJ Cale

FrenchyFungus
04-15-2006, 11:44 AM
Which song is it has THAT saxophone line?

You know the one always used in adverts?

AICriff008
04-15-2006, 03:30 PM
I like a few Dire Straits songs...Knopfler has an interesting approach to the guitar with his sparse, fiery licks that I think is really cool. My favorite song by them is probably Six Blade Knife from their first album.

Sherman901
04-16-2006, 10:36 AM
Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler are awesome.

Fenda
04-16-2006, 02:47 PM
I love 'em, they do good chillout music aswell as some party starters.

Tenacious Me
04-16-2006, 07:06 PM
*OFF-TOPIC*

Did you guys know that Mark Knopfler NEVER EVER uses a pick? Weird...

Another off question Did any of you know that Mark is left handed but plays like a right handed person.

Froddy
04-16-2006, 07:19 PM
Yes.

Nobody's Hero
04-16-2006, 07:34 PM
Yes

Tenacious Me
04-16-2006, 09:09 PM
Wow I feel really unimportant now. I didnt know that for a long time.

rds0811
04-16-2006, 09:16 PM
I didn't know that, and I'm a lefty who plays lefty...

Steph Bets
04-16-2006, 09:55 PM
oh man mark knoplfer is one of the greatest guitar geniuses ever. i put him on par with jimi hendrix. he just totally reinvented what guitar could sound like and achieve. i mean there are so many DS songs where hes playing really complicated stuff, but it never distracts you from the rest of the song. it adds to it. gah! i love em to death and i cant put hat into words:D

rds0811: your dad is cool. when i read the bit about him wanting brothers in arms at his funeral i got shivers. such an emotional song. as for me i've already picked lover you shouldve come over by jeff buckley... :)

to the thread starter if you like em, sod what youre friends think.

stiff-upper-lip
04-17-2006, 01:21 PM
yes, Dire Straits are awesome. love jamming along to some of their stuff. my fav song has gotta be either Tunnel of Love or Telegraph Road. both got sweet solos :D

dr_john
04-17-2006, 04:16 PM
Which song is it has THAT saxophone line?

You know the one always used in adverts?

i think you are looking for 'your latest trick' from the 'brothers in arms' album

:cheers:

Bmm386
04-17-2006, 04:21 PM
I like the hits, but i bought an album and wasnt a fan.

FadingRoots
04-18-2006, 01:38 AM
That's a National Style O 14 fret resonator. Dunno how much Mark's is worth, but for a 30s model like his you're looking to spend around 4000+ IMO

That is Mark's CUSTOM, HAND-BUILT National Steel, and cost him one million pounds.

That's a lot of dough for a guitar, eh? But it's so worth it, it's the one he plays in Romeo and Juliet (by far my favorite DS song, though Telegraph Road and Industrial Disease are close), and the tone is... beyond perfect. I'm a pacifist, but I would KILL for that guitar.

rworsl
04-18-2006, 02:32 PM
Gotta love Dire Straits. Mark mainly uses finger-picking, but I believe he has been known to occasionally use a plectrum. Oh, and Telegraph Road is by far their best, just listen to every single note played, exquisite!

PatrickJR
04-18-2006, 09:10 PM
The Dire Straits are a great band. They have a wide range of sounds, from walk of life to heavy fuel. Sultans of Swing is a personal Favorite. So many awsome riffs in just one song and a joy to play on guitar!

rds0811
04-18-2006, 09:11 PM
Brothers in Arms is my favorite, it's just so mellow and powerful.

Carnivean
12-10-2006, 03:47 PM
Dire Straits are an orgasmic band.. one of the best bands I have EVER studied and listened to. Just the greatest man.

Zak 01
12-10-2006, 05:41 PM
Isn't the Brothers In Arms album one of the best selling albums of all time? I absolutely love Dire Straits! My favorite song by them is Walk of Life, and it brings back good memories.