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#347: Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits

6.27.2011


Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits (1985)

Favorite Track(s): "So Far Away" and "Money for Nothing" and "Walk of Life" and "The Man's Too Strong"

Thoughts: The Dire Straits and I have never made much time for each other. I tend to associate them with my parents, especially Mark Knopfler. But somehow I've just never been that interested in them. Like, less interested than I am in The Eagles, but probably more interested than say, Boz Scaggs. Does that clear up everything?

Confession: I always thought the song "Walk of Life" was "the walk on by." Which makes much more sense, in my opinion... Parts of the album were a bit too smooth jazz for me, like "Your Latest Trick." "Ride Across the River" reminded me of a Donkey Kong Country level for Super Nintendo.

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: Sure...maybe.

2 comments:

Kj said...

Me too! I thought it was a baseball song about "doing the walk on by" to the ...umpire???

sheesh

Anonymous said...

Yeah this stuff isn't too good.