Dire Straits- Making Movies- Mark Knopfler

For their third album Making Movies in November 1980, Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits did what every 20th century Englishman raised on Roy Rogers and Elvis Presley secretly dreamed: went to New York City, borrowed Bruce Springsteen’s keyboard player and  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