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Dire Straits- Communique 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The second Dire Straits release, Communique   early in Summer 1979, is one of those elusive  but long on satisfaction efforts that remains under-appreciated to this day, which because it was so overlooked by radio back then that Communique   seems so fresh today. I place the collection which contains “Once Upon a Time in […]

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Dire Straits 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The debut of the first Dire Straits   album is indelibly etched in my memory as the “alternative to the alternative” that Autumn 1978. While the likes of the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and Elvis Costello stole the headlines away from rock’s Establishment then, thirty-ish college English professor Mark Knopler living on rice and beans in […]

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Dire Straits- Rock Hall Best pt 1- Mark Knopfler

“As I run every light on Memory Lane down to Telegraph Road…” – Mark Knopfler With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would “mark” the occasion of the London band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with part one of some of their best, starting over forty years ago with […]

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Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms-Mark Knopfler

More than thirty years after “Money for Nothing” became the number one song in the US in September 1985, possibly the most remarkable observation I can make about Dire Straits’ album Brothers in Arms   is how thoroughly enjoyable it remains today…

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Mark Knopfler- Romeo and Juliet- Grand Prairie TX 9-8-19

When Mark Knopfler rolled into the Dallas-Ft.Worth suburbs in September 2019 carrying a really large band ( I believe I counted fourteen musicians in addition to Mark ), it was in stark contrast to the way the world had been introduced to his talent and brand of storytelling in Autumn 1978, centered in the hole-in-the-wall […]

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Tears for Fears-Songs from the Big Chair #1 Album

Recording an album that a million people purchase is no mean feat , but doing so is not always a benchmark of musical quality . Celebrity ( and notoriety ) , timing, even technology such as the viral internet video , can propel the likes of Milli Vanilli , Billy Ray Cyrus , Vanilla Ice , and Ashlee Simpson past the million sales mark , only to be relegated to trivia contests at best , punch-lines to jokes at the worst . However , to get ten million or more people to buy your album is in no way trivial or a joke …(more)

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