Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ABC Wednesday - D

ABC is here again, and letter D is for Dire Straits!

This Britsh band is another must at home. It was on the early 80's, when I was a teenager (*sigh*) that I discovered them, for my dad's despair - he even liked the band, but listening to them out loud every single day drived him crazy! Poor dad (another great D of mine, btw...).

I fell in love with Mark Knofler and his incredible and perfect guitar playing, not to mention the other members. The Welsh drummer Terry Williams, who replaced the original band drummer Withers, is one of the best for me, after John Bonham. This Sultans of Swings version is irresistible! How can you stay quiet in the chair listening to this? My son loves watching this video, he finds Mark crazy playing so fast!LOL Anyway... This band is in my heart, I have many of their albums, and Alchemy is one that is still mentioned in rock fans' lists. Dire Straits forever! :o)
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19 comentários:

Miss_Yves said...

Hi! Nydia!I love Dire Straits too!
but I couldn't hear the video entirely...never mind !
kisses

Aileni said...

I have 'Love Over Gold' and 'Money for Nothing' albums on cassette. Always a big favourite.

Blue said...

Have to confess I don't know that album but have " Brothers in Arms" on LP!

Blue
x

RuneE said...

Perhaps I'm the age of your father, but I have nothing against Dire Straits.

Bear Naked said...

I am feeling very old after reading your post.
Why?
Because I have never heard of the band Dire Straits.
Oh well I learned something new again today on ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great band and great 'D' post

Tommy said...

Dire Straits rocks and perfect "D"

Bibi said...

I was a teenager long before Dire Straits, but can relate to the attraction music has on teens.

RuneE said...

Re comment: Then your father was born the year my father was.

ellen b. said...

hey at least I've heard of them. I've probably heard them too although I propably didn't realize it was them upon hearing them. Enjoy your Dire Straits. Maybe I'll click on over and have a listen...

ellen b. said...

Ok so I kind of liked that...

Kim said...

I have never heard of them before, although I was just a kid in the 80s and only really listened to Disney music :)

babooshka said...

Fabulous choice for the letter. A real a masterclass on the guitar.

Fairy Mae said...

Ohhh....I love Dire Straits!!! Good Choice!!

leslie said...

I remember them, but they were probably more for my daughters than for me.

Denise said...

Mark Knophler is a North eastener so he is bound to be great! I have memories of the band during my first teaching job back in 1980

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

dire straits - fantastic choice!
i went to see them live at a concert when i was just a teenager!

Dragonstar said...

Excellent choice Nydia! Dire Straits are great. Brilliant guitar.

Sara said...

I'm a little ashamed to admit that I don't know anything about Dire Straits! I must have been living in a hole for the past several years.