Mark Knopfler is a genius

  1. 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?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   nursemary9
    Roy,

    You know I ABSOLUTELY agree with you!! Anything Mark does is pure genius!!

    Mary Ann
  4. by   muffie
    " i want my mtv " " the sultans of swing "

    yah, he's good
  5. by   nursemary9
    My two favorites are Private Investigations & Sultans of Swing!!

    Mary Ann
  6. by   suzy253
    I've been a fan of Mark Knopfler for quite some time.
  7. by   nursemary9
    Are we his only allnurse fans???????????????
    I hope not!!
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from nursemary9
    Are we his only allnurse fans???????????????
    I hope not!!
    Sadly, looks like it
  9. by   hikernurse
    Count me in. Mark Knopfler is amazing! Loved Dire Straits and love his solo stuff.
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    This song is by far one of my MOST favourites from Dire Straits....
  11. by   hikernurse
    Roy, that's an awesome song.

    I don't have Shangri-La yet--I'm planning on picking it up tomorrow. Knopfler has the biggest list on my ipod, though .
  12. by   hikernurse
    Great album, Roy

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