Dire Straits- Making Movies- Mark Knopfler

In November 1980 for their third album Making Movies , Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits did what every 20th century Englishman raised on Roy Rogers and Elvis Presley secretly dreamed: come to New York City, borrow Bruce Springsteen’s keyboard player,  Tom Petty’s drum sound, and break into Making Movies . Easily Dire Straits’ least melancholy, most upbeat batch of songs, Mark Knopfler joins me here In the Studio  for the tales behind “Expresso Love”,”Skateaway” “Solid Rock”, the epic “Tunnel of Love”, and  “Romeo and Juliet”.-Redbeard