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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 21:20

Love those guitar swells...
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby soundchaser » 14 Jul 2017, 21:20

kath wrote:
soundchaser wrote:A nice bit of Springsteen inspiration...just like The Boomtown Rats.


didn't that springsteen producer dude do this one?


There is definitely a connection: I'll have to check.

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Postby Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 21:21

Love the opening piano lines on this....
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:21

i rollerskated often for one year, when i was stuck in natchitoches, louisiana and that's all i got to do on a friday night. two years before this album came out, but stillllll. in a weird way, its own kinda freedom, mwhahahaha

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 21:22

And she smells just like a rose
And she tastes just like a peach
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:22

Nancy wrote:Love the opening piano lines on this....


absolutely. piano is fantastic on the whole album

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby soundchaser » 14 Jul 2017, 21:22

C, did you used to check out the pub rock scene Dire Straits were part of?

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:23

soundchaser wrote:C, did you used to check out the pub rock scene Dire Straits were part of?


Not really Richard - enlighten me







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slightbreeze wrote:Some excellent tracks to honest, but 20 tracks on each disc? A true progger goes cold if there are more than 3

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:24

Expresso Love - is a corker!







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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:25

GWEETARS!!!!

Hey maestro!









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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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C wrote:Expresso Love - is a corker!







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it is, it IS

jusssst craaaaaaazy for the girl

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby soundchaser » 14 Jul 2017, 21:25

A shame Brothers In Arms got so ridiculously huge.

I think Dire Straits would be better remembered today.

But we know. That's what counts...what a guitar player!

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 21:26

C wrote:GWEETARS!!!!

Hey maestro!









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Mark can rock out on guitar when he has a mind to. Great rhythm player as well.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:26

back to pretty pretty lovely.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby C » 14 Jul 2017, 21:27

Where's DD - we changed the bloody date for him!






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby Nancy » 14 Jul 2017, 21:28

soundchaser wrote:A shame Brothers In Arms got so ridiculously huge.

I think Dire Straits would be better remembered today.

But we know. That's what counts...what a guitar player!


The big 3 from Brothers In Arms got overplayed beyond to death. I do still love some of the other songs on it, particularly "The Man's Too Strong" and "Ride Across The River".
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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C wrote:
soundchaser wrote:C, did you used to check out the pub rock scene Dire Straits were part of?


Not really Richard - enlighten me


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It'll be on Wiki, but coming from London, I thought it would be right up your street.

Ducks Deluxe, Kilburn & The Highroads, Brinsley Schwartz.

Bands like that.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:29

you can indeed hear the springsteenish thang here... one major difference is such beautiful acoustic pickery, the interplay of the gweetars

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

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Nancy wrote:
soundchaser wrote:A shame Brothers In Arms got so ridiculously huge.

I think Dire Straits would be better remembered today.

But we know. That's what counts...what a guitar player!


The big 3 from Brothers In Arms got overplayed beyond to death. I do still love some of the other songs on it, particularly "The Man's Too Strong" and "Ride Across The River".


Oh yes, Side 2 is where it's at with that album.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Dire Straits, TONIGHT Friday 14th July @ 9pm

Postby kath » 14 Jul 2017, 21:31

lovelovelove the wonderful close, yet again. snifff


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