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Dire Straits — Down To The Waterline
Album: Dire Straits
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:57
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Sweet surrender on the quayside
You remember we used to run and hide
In the shadow of the cargoes I take you one time
And we're counting all the numbers down to the waterline

Well, near misses on the dogleap stairways
French kisses in the darkened doorways
A foghorn blowing out a-wild and cold
A policeman shines a light upon my shoulder

Up comes a coaster fast and silent in the night
Over my shoulder all you can see are the pilot lights
No money in our jackets and our jeans are torn
Your hands are cold but your lips are warm

She can see him on the jetty where they used to go
She can feel him in the places where the sailors go
When she's walking by the river or the railway line
She can still hear him whisper
Let's go down to the waterline
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Who cannot LOVE this?   OH my that steel guitar!
For those who love Mark Knopfler, you might enjoy this Afropop Worldwide story "Accounting for taste." It shows how influential recordings of Dire Straits were in developing the newest generation of northern African guitarists. Big Fun!
Your hands are cold but your lips are warm. I wonder?
Some of the best lyrics ever found in the last verse
Another terrific set of music this evening on the Columbia River plateau.
Début de carrière et déjà un des meilleurs morceaux du groupe avec Sultans of Swing. Magique !
Terrific lyrics Never read them before. BTW Bill, nice set.
 coloradojohn wrote:
...MY LIFE WAS CHANGED BY ROCK AND ROLL...[...EPIC POST....]….RP speaks to the ears of my quantum-humming soul!
 
You're cool, CoJo, wherever you are!  Long Live RP!!
If anyone is interested, this is a link to a Google Maps photo of the: Dog Leap stairs referred to in the song (The Newcastle upon Tyne  Quayside was very much a working area when this song was written, hipster heaven now)
 Tomasni wrote:
To me this is 9 - OUTSTANDING

 
I'll buy what you're selling....upping my 8→9!  Long Live RP!!
Long  Live                                                                                                                           Radio Paradise
Rating to me                                                                                                                      9 -OUTSTANDING
Your hands are cold, but your lips are warm.
——
tockpeas wrote:

Dude!  Don't leave us hanging ... so what happened?  Escaping high school should be inevitable but exploring the World isn't ...
——
—Dude!
Why, of course, MY LIFE WAS CHANGED BY ROCK AND ROLL...
As Emi predicted in 1980, I was in Japan within 10 years — (it only took me 8).  I taught 2 years within view of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka-ken, came back to CU, got married, earned my Master's, got some formal Nihongo study under my belt, then my sexy Mexican ex-wife and started up an English school chain in the remote, picturesque time machine realm of Noto Hanto, in the coastal wilds of Ishikawa-ken, Western Japan, where about 8 years or so went by, and then it was Time to Go Home, She Said, as in Dictum Ultimatum, and to my infinite regret, I complied...but we burned up on re-entry, or she did, anyway, and so I went back, and spent the next 10 years in tony, hip, leafy, gorgeous Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, writing for Fodor's JAPAN and teaching at a really big Uni down the tracks a bit, in a place with Fuji-san and the stunning O-yama- and Tanzawa San-chi as a back-drop, and traveled The World 6 months a year, months at a time, until one of the biggest ji-shin to ever shake the Earth happened, unleashing the (Fukushima) tsu-nami, or "harbor wave," which, though considerably smaller than the one indicated and recorded by the engraved stone markers in the hills hundreds of feet above the reactor site that was ignored by almost everyone but the poor engineer who was exiled before construction began in the 1960s, or the one that wrecked the Shinto shrine 800 years ago at Izumo TaiSha — the colossal structures still standing now, though centuries old, are a mere 1/3-sized replica of the original; at over 150 feet high, it was said to have been one of the Wonders of The Ancient World — or the one 500 years ago that picked up and moved the massive bronze Dai-Butsu of Kamakura miles inland from its original coastal location — was still big enough to maybe be the End of the World As We Know It, and I didn't want to participate in that radiation-exposure experiment, so I got out of there.  I tried to fit in in Denver for a while, but I found that it's true, like Buddha Said, (and as in the novel I've been writing of that title), that "Life is full of suffering...and Happiness may be only an illusion."  I also found that the more one gets out and explores The World, the more The World exposes its workings to one's soul...  Denver is not Boulder — and indeed, what place IS? — so I came to my senses, re-kindled the old fires of Hope in my mind, and got myself back into an old favorite and familiar sight-line of some particularly and peculiarly fascinating steeply-tilted formations of red sandstone. Since then, I've earned a spot in the hot and madly-jumping heart of the most popular and delicious restaurant in town, and — well, here I am, starting over again, ever exploring, still rocking, still dancing, still dreaming, and still partying on ~ dig! 
SAME AS IT EVER WAS...
Same as it EVER was...
SAME AS IT EVER WAS...
Hmm, maybe I'll try a taste of this new Cold Creek Kush...
 
Wow...  ~>TRIP<~
Look at the wonderful stretch of songs that played next, while I wrote this!

— It's all but certain:  RP KNOWS WHAT I'M THINKING!

RP speaks to the ears of my quantum-humming soul!
Ohhhh yeah... Still jacked with the adrenaline rush from a long and busy 11-hour brunch shift, I biked up The Hill, poured myself a big glass of Prost DoppelBock Winter Lager, did a long cool rip of tasty local Mob Boss, and now feels like it's 1979, and I'm parked in my mean green Cutlass, got VanHalen wailin' on the stereo 8-track; me and my buddies getting up to Standard Orbit before going in to work at the Oriental restaurant, and when I yank out the tape to turn off the ignition and shut down the burble from the thrumming Rocket 350 with big thirsty Rochester through the glass-pack mufflers, THIS SONG IS JAMMING on the local radio station... We all look at each other, my brother, our buddy, and I, and I pull the roach out of the ashtray and FIRE IT UP, our heads melting with the powerful surges of the guitar in this song, the lilting UK-bent pulse of the vocals, and the buzz hits us, and then we know: THIS IS GOOD MUSIC and THAT SURE IS SOME KILLER WEED THERE, BRO!   Again we see...  MUSIC...   CAUSING  BIG  TROUBLE!
Great song, their first album is by far their best.
 coloradojohn wrote:
When I hear this, cranked, especially after a 12-hour shift as Chef at The Kitchen, with a righteous Alien Blue and Dark & Stormy buzz on, I rather feel like I am 17 again, and my buddy John and me are jamming along to this fantastic album on the way to work, toking on a joint in my mean metallic green Cutlass 'S' Coupe with big Cragar mag wheels, super-wide G-60 racing slicks, and Thrush glass-pack mufflers burbling throatily as we pull up to the side of the amazing little Oriental restaurant owned by a trippy lady from Kobe who would become my Second Mother and help launch me into a 20-year orbit around Planet Japan... We'd pull out the tape and prepare ourselves to enter another world; the koto and shamisen music would hit us as soon as we opened the door and headed down the rock-garden pathway inside the entrance, as would the smell of Moo Goo Gai Pan, Sukiyaki, and Jasmine Tea. I'd gorge on tasty tenpura, sneak drinks of sake and beer, and dream of escaping the Sargasso Sea doldrums of High School and exploring The World...

 
Dude!  Don't leave us hanging ... so what happened?  Escaping high school should be inevitable but exploring the World isn't ...
 
When I hear this, cranked, especially after a 12-hour shift as Chef at The Kitchen, with a righteous Alien Blue and Dark & Stormy buzz on, I rather feel like I am 17 again, and my buddy John and me are jamming along to this fantastic album on the way to work, toking on a joint in my mean metallic green Cutlass 'S' Coupe with big Cragar mag wheels, super-wide G-60 racing slicks, and Thrush glass-pack mufflers burbling throatily as we pull up to the side of the amazing little Oriental restaurant owned by a trippy lady from Kobe who would become my Second Mother and help launch me into a 20-year orbit around Planet Japan... We'd pull out the tape and prepare ourselves to enter another world; the koto and shamisen music would hit us as soon as we opened the door and headed down the rock-garden pathway inside the entrance, as would the smell of Moo Goo Gai Pan, Sukiyaki, and Jasmine Tea. I'd gorge on tasty tenpura, sneak drinks of sake and beer, and dream of escaping the Sargasso Sea doldrums of High School and exploring The World...
Really great to listen to this on some half decent quality headphones. Picking out details of Knopflers guitar I'd never really heard before. He's a fine player indeed. 
 raga wrote:


Time passes for all

 
Ive seen him a few years ago, think it was 2010 in Spain, and he already sounded and looked tired. barely stood up on tunes like Sultans or Telegraph road (which to my pleasure he played with the needed energy!!)
This the first cd I bought after buying tons of vinly since the mid-60's, never got the 33rpm 
Only RP could play this gold song that you find on the first record (one of the bests) of Dire Straits. I enjoy a lot playing this on the guitar!! {#Bananajam}
 comusicman wrote:
Being from Colorado, I've had the pleasure of seeing Dire Straits at their pinnacle in 1985 at Red Rocks to multiple Mark Knoplfer shows at Red Rocks including 9th row just a few weeks ago. Love their and his music.  That said, he and the band sounded tired and much too mellow. And unfortunately, his latest album I barely got through one time.

Love you Mark Knopfler, but that will be the last time I see you in concert.

 

Time passes for all

I got tickets last minute the other week, and went to see him at Atlanta's Chastain Park amphitheater.  I concur with the previous comment, it wasn't a great show.  The sound was "not bad" and he and the band were good and all, but it was not the kind of experience I hope for when I go see live music. 

 

I still like this album and this particular song, though.  It reminds me of when they were a little dangerous-sounding.

 

 


Being from Colorado, I've had the pleasure of seeing Dire Straits at their pinnacle in 1985 at Red Rocks to multiple Mark Knoplfer shows at Red Rocks including 9th row just a few weeks ago. Love their and his music.  That said, he and the band sounded tired and much too mellow. And unfortunately, his latest album I barely got through one time.

Love you Mark Knopfler, but that will be the last time I see you in concert.
Going to see him tonight, can't wait !
Love great Blues!!!
 
 gillespp wrote:
Hard to comprehend that this album is almost 40 years old…where did the time go?

 
ditto...
Great band, great album, great song— although I do prefer the urgency of the Live at the BBC version. 
Hard to comprehend that this album is almost 40 years old…where did the time go?
 ShamanManu wrote:
♥ this abum :)

 
"Communiqué" is their best one, at least for me but this one is great too. Best song here.
♥ this abum :)
 Lazarus wrote:

love this song...

love this one, too—

"It Never Rains"
by Mark Knopfler

I hear the seven deadly sins
And the terrible twins came to call on you
The bigger they are baby
The harder they fall on you
And you you're always the same— you persevere
On the same old pleasure ground
Oh and it never rains around here
It just comes pouring down

You had no more volunteers
So you got profiteers for to help you out
Well with friends like that baby
Good friends you had to do without
And now they've taken the chains and the gears
From off your merry-go-round
Oh and it never rains around here
It just comes pouring down

Now your new Romeo
Was just a gigolo when he let you down
See the faster they are babe
The faster they get out of town
Leaving make up stains and the tears
Of a clown
Yes and it never rains around here
It just comes pouring down

Oh you were just a roller coaster memory
I don't know why I was even passing through
I saw you making a date with destiny
When he came around here asking after you
In the shadow of the wheel of fortune
You're busy trying to clear your name
You say I may be guilty yeah that may be true
But I'd be lying if I said I was to blame
See we could have been major contenders
We never got no money no breaks
You've got a list of all the major offenders
You got a list of all their major mistakes
And he's just standing on the shadows
Yes and you smile that come-on smile
Oh I can still hear you say as clear as the day
'I'd like to make it worth your while'

Ah but it's a sad reminder
When your organ grinder has to come to you for the rent
And all you've got to give him
Is the use of your side-show tent
Yes and that's all that remains of the years
Spent doing the rounds
And it never rains around here
Well it just comes pouring down

Now you know what they say about beggars
You can't complain about the rules
You know what they say about beggars
You know who's the first to blame his tools
You never gave a damn about who you pick up
And leave lying bleeding on the ground
You screw people over on your way up
Because you thought that you were never coming down
And he takes you out in vaudeville valley
With his hand up smothering your screams
And he screws you down in tin pan alley
In the city of a billion dreams

 
Wow just look at those lyrics... today's "pop" artists can only manage a couple of grunts played into a black box...hah... they know nothing... this is proper music at its best and 30 years old!{#Daisy}
 


Not my favourite DS song but certainly one of my favourite DS songs.
 Deadwing wrote:
My favorite DS song           {#Guitarist}

 
..... and mine   10  :))
Just upgraded from 9 to 10 when I found myself turning up the volume and dancing. Absolutly one of the best DS's ever
My favorite DS song           {#Guitarist}
Amazing that all of the early DS albums still sound fresh today. Hard to believe it's been over 30 years.
I love RP when you play these Oldies Goldies (yes, capital letters in this case!). Unkbown for most people below 40, this is one of the best deub albums ever!
Bill, you are particularly inspired this morning (CET)!
Mark Knopfler can do no wrong IMHO.  {#Dancingbanana}

love this song...

love this one, too—

"It Never Rains"
by Mark Knopfler

I hear the seven deadly sins
And the terrible twins came to call on you
The bigger they are baby
The harder they fall on you
And you you're always the same— you persevere
On the same old pleasure ground
Oh and it never rains around here
It just comes pouring down

You had no more volunteers
So you got profiteers for to help you out
Well with friends like that baby
Good friends you had to do without
And now they've taken the chains and the gears
From off your merry-go-round
Oh and it never rains around here
It just comes pouring down

Now your new Romeo
Was just a gigolo when he let you down
See the faster they are babe
The faster they get out of town
Leaving make up stains and the tears
Of a clown
Yes and it never rains around here
It just comes pouring down

Oh you were just a roller coaster memory
I don't know why I was even passing through
I saw you making a date with destiny
When he came around here asking after you
In the shadow of the wheel of fortune
You're busy trying to clear your name
You say I may be guilty yeah that may be true
But I'd be lying if I said I was to blame
See we could have been major contenders
We never got no money no breaks
You've got a list of all the major offenders
You got a list of all their major mistakes
And he's just standing on the shadows
Yes and you smile that come-on smile
Oh I can still hear you say as clear as the day
'I'd like to make it worth your while'

Ah but it's a sad reminder
When your organ grinder has to come to you for the rent
And all you've got to give him
Is the use of your side-show tent
Yes and that's all that remains of the years
Spent doing the rounds
And it never rains around here
Well it just comes pouring down

Now you know what they say about beggars
You can't complain about the rules
You know what they say about beggars
You know who's the first to blame his tools
You never gave a damn about who you pick up
And leave lying bleeding on the ground
You screw people over on your way up
Because you thought that you were never coming down
And he takes you out in vaudeville valley
With his hand up smothering your screams
And he screws you down in tin pan alley
In the city of a billion dreams

 

Mark Knopfler live was my best Concert ever!!!


Lo and behold, a DS song follows Lucinda Williams in this rotation. Bill must've heard what I heard.....          {#Bananajumprope}
 audiophelia wrote:
This has to be my favorite of all Dire Straits songs! :)

 
OhmiGOSH, they play Dire Straits here? 

(Mark K. nods appreciatively, pockets bulging with royalties from RP).

Right with ya, audiophelia.  
 Lazarus wrote:

What a great song...  when this album came out, it blew our minds...  we were mindless after that...  this whole album is incredible...

 
:-) I agree so much! what a music! and what a time, when we listened it on LP:-)
This is actually one of my favorite songs of Dire Straits, thanks Bill for bringing this guitar sounds back from my childhood!
Only one problem with that cut: it's about 15 minutes too short. 

What a great song...  when this album came out, it blew our minds...  we were mindless after that...  this whole album is incredible...
And how about Pick Withers, the best drummer Knopfler ever played with! The man really had a feel for great rhythms and very tastful fill-in's!

Anyway, still a 9!    
 Cynaera wrote:
Upon further analysis, the reason this song, and Knopfler/Dire Straits in general, makes me happy is because of the imagery. Listening to the words, with the music as a backdrop, pulls me into whatever world a particular song encompasses.  To me, it's all about the vision painted by the artist - Dire Straits has always been incredible at painting a worldscape in which we listeners are included. How we respond - how we view what we're given - is left up to us. I sorta love that about Dire Straits.

Well, and their music is pretty cool, too.
 

Miss you Cynaera...

love this song...  we be dancing...
 
For me, Indelibly connected with the cold desert of NW New Mexico.  In late-1978 I had taken my first job out of college in Farmington.  The first Dire Straits album and the Talking Heads More Songs About... were constantly on my turntable and in my car's cassette deck on the drive to work through the desert. I was only there 4 months, but anytime these songs come on I am taken back to those desert sunrises.
 Cynaera wrote:
Upon further analysis, the reason this song, and Knopfler/Dire Straits in general, makes me happy is because of the imagery. Listening to the words, with the music as a backdrop, pulls me into whatever world a particular song encompasses.  To me, it's all about the vision painted by the artist - Dire Straits has always been incredible at painting a worldscape in which we listeners are included. How we respond - how we view what we're given - is left up to us. I sorta love that about Dire Straits.

Well, and their music is pretty cool, too.
 
That is/was the wonder of DS and Mark Knopfler.  He could take a simple picture or everyday event (i.e. In the Gallery) and weave a story around it that makes you feel like you are there and living it. 
 janep wrote:
Knopfler's voice was so bright. It still is.  
 
His voice and guitar playing are both outstanding.  One of my all-time favorite artists.


Knopfler's voice was so bright. It still is.  
You know, if the piece gets former member/Romeo dancing, it usually works for me too.
These guys really have style {#Sunny}


We be dancing...  love this song...



damn good stuff!
Unbelievable album - one of the best ever made IMHO!

This song is soooo good my nipples get hard when I hear it...


 
 Cynaera wrote:
Upon further analysis, the reason this song, and Knopfler/Dire Straits in general, makes me happy is because of the imagery. Listening to the words, with the music as a backdrop, pulls me into whatever world a particular song encompasses.  To me, it's all about the vision painted by the artist - Dire Straits has always been incredible at painting a worldscape in which we listeners are included. How we respond - how we view what we're given - is left up to us. I sorta love that about Dire Straits.

Well, and their music is pretty cool, too.
 
you say it! as near to beautiful painting as little else.

Love it!    {#Guitarist}
 Carl wrote:

There's probably nobody I'd rather listen to playing guitar than Mark Knopfler. That, and I like Dire Straits' fabulous sound.
 

He is definitely a contender...  love this song...


 
 Cynaera wrote:
Upon further analysis, the reason this song, and Knopfler/Dire Straits in general, makes me happy is because of the imagery. Listening to the words, with the music as a backdrop, pulls me into whatever world a particular song encompasses.  To me, it's all about the vision painted by the artist - Dire Straits has always been incredible at painting a worldscape in which we listeners are included. How we respond - how we view what we're given - is left up to us. I sorta love that about Dire Straits.

Well, and their music is pretty cool, too.
 
There's probably nobody I'd rather listen to playing guitar than Mark Knopfler. That, and I like Dire Straits' fabulous sound.

 Cynaera wrote:
Upon further analysis, the reason this song, and Knopfler/Dire Straits in general, makes me happy is because of the imagery. Listening to the words, with the music as a backdrop, pulls me into whatever world a particular song encompasses.  To me, it's all about the vision painted by the artist - Dire Straits has always been incredible at painting a worldscape in which we listeners are included. How we respond - how we view what we're given - is left up to us. I sorta love that about Dire Straits.

Well, and their music is pretty cool, too.
 
Well... what she said.
 
Upon further analysis, the reason this song, and Knopfler/Dire Straits in general, makes me happy is because of the imagery. Listening to the words, with the music as a backdrop, pulls me into whatever world a particular song encompasses.  To me, it's all about the vision painted by the artist - Dire Straits has always been incredible at painting a worldscape in which we listeners are included. How we respond - how we view what we're given - is left up to us. I sorta love that about Dire Straits.

Well, and their music is pretty cool, too.
Very, very, nice!!
This picks up where the arpeggios of the Sultans left off although it's not the subsequent song on the album. Hmm, come to think of it, replace "picks up" with "rehashes".
Great music while licking the leftover maple syrup from cinnamon swirl bread french toast. Trust me.{#Tongue}


This is a day of memories...  great song...

 
 SirLars wrote:
one of my favourite guitarists... that fingerpicking on the electric is so definitive of dire straits...
 

Indeed, the clean and edgy sound that Mark got out of his strat back in the day was really groundbreaking...

What a guy! {#Notworthy}
This has to be my favorite of all Dire Straits songs! :)
{#Notworthy} G O D L I K E {#Notworthy}

Playlist : Are you down ? - Down to the Waterline - To the River       {#Smile}
Mark Knopfler is one of those musicians that I could listen to all day long and not get tired of the serenade! {#Sunny}
This album and Communique definately their best X far
one of my favourite guitarists... that fingerpicking on the electric is so definitive of dire straits...


love it...


 Dalebarely wrote:
I would probably enjoy this more if it didn't come across as a lazy, inferior reworking of a near-perfect song

 

You come up with this in an overwhelming age of punk and new wave and then let me tell you it comes across as lazy... I can imagine you don't like it, though... But that's a different case...

To me, definitely a 9!



awesome...


 Dalebarely wrote:
I would probably enjoy this more if it didn't come across as a lazy, inferior reworking of a near-perfect song

 

You're Barely Dale yourself there buckaroo.
I've listened to this song many times, and it still gives me chills. Love it.
 toterola wrote:

 

I think it took a couple of Oxycontin with a Nyquil kicker to come up with that! {#Chillpill} {#Chillpill} {#Drunk} {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
Rush Limpdick would know about that!  

{#Headache} 

{#Roflol} 

"I would probably enjoy this more if it didn't come across as a lazy, inferior reworking of a near-perfect song"

jedley
(milan, italy)
Posted: Jul 20, 2009 - 08:49 < Reply >

"Sultans of Swing with alternative lyrics - L A M E...."


I just want to generally complain today...
{#Rolleyes} 

I would probably enjoy this more if it didn't come across as a lazy, inferior reworking of a near-perfect song

Sultans of Swing with alternative lyrics - L A M E.... {#Naughty}


guitar virtuoso...




This song is so good it is good for your ears to hear it...


coy wrote:
i just wanna say something about whatever the whole mark k nopfler thing is way waay what was it now oh he's underwater whatever dire straits down to the waterline
he's under water
get it ? get it
means he's totally submerged
wow
 
SmilinJimmy wrote:

It's one TEASPOON of Nyquil.  Not the whole damn bottle.

I think it took a couple of Oxycontin with a Nyquil kicker to come up with that! {#Chillpill} {#Chillpill} {#Drunk} {#Dancingbanana_2}
 coy wrote:
i just wanna say something about whatever the whole mark k nopfler thing is way waay what was it now oh he's underwater whatever dire straits down to the waterline
he's under water
get it ? get it
means he's totally submerged
wow
 
It's one TEASPOON of Nyquil.  Not the whole damn bottle.

 raga wrote:

 

9 is OK too?



 

No, this is a 10...  period.


 romeotuma wrote:


I cannot believe everybody has not ranked this song a 10...
 

 

9 is OK too?





Love it...


 MonkeyPod wrote:
Time for some air guitar!

 
AMEN!!! Love DS and MK's work!{#Bananajam}



I cannot believe everybody has not ranked this song a 10...


nice transition from Lucinda's playing on "Are you Down"
Painfully booooring. I liked them when they were new, but it's so done for me. Even when I'm in my 50's I'll still find these guys boring. I often shoot my radio when Sultans of swing come on. Is it just me?
Well now. My favorite DS song.
wow, scrolled down and saw the first comment was in 2001....when did RP start?
chasech5 wrote:
Like this song. Had to check that it wasn't you know what.... :)
No. What?
Aka "Sultans of swing"...2...I still give it an 8
i just wanna say something about whatever the whole mark k nopfler thing is way waay what was it now oh he's underwater whatever dire straits down to the waterline he's under water get it ? get it means he's totally submerged wow
Time for some air guitar!
bobringer wrote:
Who gave this a 1. No really, come out and tell us who you are... Now, I normally don't mind when people don't like the same music I like... but I can't imagine what universe you need to be from to give this a 1. Sheesh... :beat:
9 tone deaf idiots...
Who gave this a 1. No really, come out and tell us who you are... Now, I normally don't mind when people don't like the same music I like... but I can't imagine what universe you need to be from to give this a 1. Sheesh... :beat:
FYI, got it cranked...
Like this song. Had to check that it wasn't you know what.... :)
GNGRBRDMN wrote:
Hey, a radio station plays some DS that isnt Sultan of Swing!
are you sure? I had to check the lyrics
horstman wrote:
Another example of a band's first work . . . being their best, their most timeless. This song is definitely a 10. I love this album. I have it on cassette, album, 8 track, cd, mp3. It's that good!!! And no, I don't play the 8 tracks anymore.
Yes great album, nice to hear these songs again, besides just that one!
DrLex wrote:
Where's the obligatory DS-bashing comment from physicsgenius? :eh:
He may have graduated to a higher dimension.
Radio Knopfler !!
horstman wrote:
Another example of a band's first work . . . being their best, their most timeless. This song is definitely a 10. I love this album. I have it on cassette, album, 8 track, cd, mp3. It's that good!!! And no, I don't play the 8 tracks anymore.
8 track is the shit :)
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Sensual voice, sexy guitar. Love DS. :hearteyes:
Another example of a band\'s first work . . . being their best, their most timeless. This song is definitely a 10. I love this album. I have it on cassette, album, 8 track, cd, mp3. It\'s that good!!! And no, I don\'t play the 8 tracks anymore.
JerseeeGirl wrote:
Most wonderful. Love this whole album
Yep. Still my fave DS album.
DrLex wrote:
Where's the obligatory DS-bashing comment from physicsgenius? :eh:
Shhh! Don't jinx it!
Love the sound of Knopflers guitar!
Where's the obligatory DS-bashing comment from physicsgenius? :eh:
Irresistable song from an excellent and sadly overlooked album.
Magical Guitar riffs
Hey, a radio station plays some DS that isnt Sultan of Swing! ...Even though this song differs little from it, and they have better songs in their catalogue. Well, I'll concede they have very few songs better than this.