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01/06/2013 08:16:24 PM · #1
I'm pretty sure I've suggested this challenge before, but it never got taken up. For those of you under 20, Dire Straits was a British blues-rock band who turned out many radio-friendly hits - Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Industrial Disease, Making Movies, Lady Writer, Romeo and Juliet, Walk of Life - and several that never charted on this side of the pond but are fantastic songs, like most of the songs from Telegraph Road.

The lyrics have always been amazing and the video for at least Money for Nothing was groundbreaking back in the 1980s. I saw them on their Brothers in Arms tour back in '86. Some long-haired American blues guitarist by the name of Stevie Ray Vaughn opened for them.

I would love to see a challenge in honour of this band. It's high time. Mark Knopler was/is an amazing lyricist. We've done the Beatles and Rolling Stones several times, I think we even did The Who not too long ago. C'mon, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Langdon! Make it so!

Message edited by author 2013-01-06 20:43:43.
01/06/2013 08:30:55 PM · #2
At the local cricket club, they had a juke box. For 10 pence (5 cents) you could play a song.

So 10 Pounds later, they took Romeo and Juliet out of the duke box!!!!!!!!!!

Lol
01/06/2013 08:32:00 PM · #3
(that would be 100 replays of the same song)

I did really like that song LOLOL
01/06/2013 08:42:55 PM · #4
What?! That's a great song, though by no means my fave DS song, still one I enjoyed listening to.

*off to alter original list of hit songs over here in OP*
01/06/2013 10:49:37 PM · #5
"Telegraph Road" is one of my favorites. "Brothers in Arms" as well. Love Over Gold is one of the finest albums ever made.
01/07/2013 01:14:13 AM · #6
Originally posted by Melethia:

"Brothers in Arms" as well.

brings back many, many happy memories listening to that one.
01/07/2013 08:28:36 AM · #7
I'm a big Mark Knopfler fan, so I'd be up for this. I already have an idea for when it happens.
01/07/2013 09:51:13 AM · #8
@ ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Marc923 Nothing wrong with planning and even doing a few test shots of your idea, now, so when the time comes (which could take awhile) you have the concept and execution nailed down. Just make sure you don't enter the wrong one like taken outside the challenge dates!!!!

Message edited by author 2013-01-07 09:53:30.
01/07/2013 10:26:38 AM · #9
Originally posted by snaffles:

@ ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Marc923 Nothing wrong with planning and even doing a few test shots of your idea, now, so when the time comes (which could take awhile) you have the concept and execution nailed down. Just make sure you don't enter the wrong one like taken outside the challenge dates!!!!


I would most likely wait for the challenge to be announced before shooting. But I can already visualize what I would want to do.
01/07/2013 10:34:16 AM · #10
love ds/mk

heavy fuel has so much potential

not to mention calling elvis

01/07/2013 10:43:14 AM · #11
Great band and great music (as so many great British bands from these days: Genesis, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Fleetwood Mac and many more). A challenge about DS is a good idea IMO.
01/07/2013 10:53:57 AM · #12
How about making it Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dire_Straits_discography
01/07/2013 11:42:03 AM · #13
You guys and your trendy pop music make me laugh..
01/07/2013 02:51:45 PM · #14
Originally posted by Tiny:

You guys and your trendy pop music make me laugh..


These guys were trendy 25 years ago.

All I know is thier "I want my MTV" song.
01/07/2013 02:56:47 PM · #15
Originally posted by Marc923:

How about making it Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dire_Straits_discography


Sure, I have no problem with that, as his voice, lyrics and guitar playing are very distinctive and what really made DS what they were. I'm glad his subsequent solo career has worked out so well, too. Down Every Street is one tape I quickly played through - love My Parties!
01/07/2013 03:04:24 PM · #16
Great we can sift through one of his 3 hit songs.
I just don't think he was big enough to do a challenge on.

Message edited by author 2013-01-07 15:09:12.
01/07/2013 04:04:13 PM · #17
Originally posted by nygold:

Great we can sift through one of his 3 hit songs.
I just don't think he was big enough to do a challenge on.


Well, here's a list from Private Investigations: The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler.

"Telegraph Road"
"Sultans of Swing"
"Love Over Gold"
"Romeo and Juliet"
"Tunnel of Love"
"Skateaway"
"Private Investigations"
"So Far Away"
"Money for Nothing"
"Walk of Life"
"Your Latest Trick"
"Calling Elvis"
"On Every Street"
"Going Home"
"The Long Road"
"Why Aye Man"
"Sailing to Philadelphia"
"What It Is"
"The Trawlerman's Song"
"Boom, Like That"
"Brothers in Arms"
"All the Roadrunning"

I think that's a little more than 3 hits. Then add all the other songs from the albums. Tons of material to choose from.

Message edited by author 2013-01-07 16:05:28.
01/07/2013 04:10:19 PM · #18
Originally posted by nygold:

Great we can sift through one of his 3 hit songs.
I just don't think he was big enough to do a challenge on.


' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nygold, instead of making remarks like that which only make you look small-minded and stupid, just opt to sit it out. Nobody has to shoot for any challenge if they're not feeling it.
01/08/2013 09:26:20 AM · #19
morning bump
01/08/2013 09:57:44 AM · #20
Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by nygold:

Great we can sift through one of his 3 hit songs.
I just don't think he was big enough to do a challenge on.


' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nygold, instead of making remarks like that which only make you look small-minded and stupid, just opt to sit it out. Nobody has to shoot for any challenge if they're not feeling it.


It's not a challenge yet, it's a suggestion you put out for discussion. I would assume that means you wanted feedback and not just people nodding and saying "yes". While his comment is a bit snarky, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nygold should be able to add his input on the suggestion as well.

I tend to agree that unlike the other band/musician challenges, the list of hits is pretty small.
01/08/2013 11:05:57 AM · #21
Yes, I know everyone's entitled to an opinion, and if people think that MK/DS wasn't prolific enough, fine and dandy. If people don't like the challenge idea, they don't have to take part. I just see no point in posting daft remarks, except to deliberately piss people off.
01/08/2013 11:33:57 AM · #22
I think that Dire Straits are an important part of the history of music and they deserve a challenge suggestion, so...

+1
01/08/2013 11:57:05 AM · #23

he is probably too young to know the impact Dire Straits had on the music industry in that time era. So covering it up cus he loves his Justin Bieber and Rhianna..... lolol

song list
01/08/2013 12:39:58 PM · #24
Originally posted by JulietNN:

... Bieber and Rhianna..... lolol


Oh geez! You said the B word!!

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I'd bet we see a Bieber challenge before we'd see Knopfler challenge...
01/08/2013 12:40:24 PM · #25
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Justin Bieber and Rhianna.....


Now that's more like it,proper music artists.
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