Quoting a friend:
I recently picked up Knopflers new CD "Shangri-La". (It's excellent, get it..)
The second cut on the disc is a tune called "Boom-Like That". Only a genius of Knopflers calibre could have pulled it off.
I had given it a cursory listen when I first brought it home, a real toe tapper. I liked it from the get go, but only today as I was driving to work did I pay attention to the lyrics.
Now most great rock songs have themes like Love, Hate, human relations of some sort, drug issues, etc...
Only Mark Knopfler could have written a song about the history of Ray Kroc and the beginnings of McDonalds.
I about died.. This song is a classic Knopfler/Dire Straits ballad about Ray Kroc and how he bought up a San Bernadino burger joint and started the largest fast food chain in the known universe...
Unbeliviable.. It's just sheer unadulterated genius...
I happen to agree with him
There is another track on there that I really, really, really like - "Post Cards from Paraguay".
Anyone else like Knopfler/Dire Straits?