Yep – I’m a Mark Knopfler fan…

Recently picked up most of the Dire Straits back catalogue as a result of a buddy of mine asking if I wanted to jam some of their songs. I know parts of most of the Brothers in Arms album, but very little of their older stuff so I went and bought them.

Wow – these albums are positively dripping with great guitar – much more than B.I.A. – Knopfler really stretches out on many of the tracks with his trademark fingerpicked licks.  These will keep me busy for a long time.

418HMQ6A40L__SL500_AA240_ 311XX44EJXL__SL500_AA240_ 2175VZXQREL__SL500_AA240_ 3108Y1E1XBL__SL500_AA240_


4 Responses to “Yep – I’m a Mark Knopfler fan…”

  1. raoulduke Says:

    Telegraph Road – the guitar on that is just… incredible…

    I’m not keen on the Alchemy live version – but the recorded version is just brilliant.

  2. Gitbuddy Says:

    I’ve been listening to that a lot and will be learning to play some parts of it soon. I spent one evening working out a lot of parts of Private Investigations which is right up there in terms of my favourites…

  3. raoulduke Says:

    the acoustic guitar at the beginning of Telegraph Road is in open G tuning (like Romeo and Juliet). dunno if he is using a capo this time.

    to me it’s one of those songs that is a complete masterclass in using a particular effect ->the volume pedal – some of those swells…wow..! There’s one part where he just brings this note in… my fave part of the song.

    dunno what guitars he was using at the time – I think…maybe the Pensa Suhr Strat?

    (oh yeah – found out the other day on via his tech that Jeff Beck has a fave guitar he uses – and he’s had the pickups wound by Suhr a while back and doesn’t change ’em – they are over-wound single coils – double the strength of normal single coils – so they are more like a humbucker in output… so people see Jeck Beck and think ahh..he’s using a Strat/single coils – why doesn’t mine sound like that thru a Marshall… and they don’t know he has the “hot” single coils… I dunno if his signature Fender was ever made like that either!)

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I hope you got to see the other ones about music like Whitesnake.

    I am so gonna bookmark your blog btw, it’s a really nice one. =D

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: