"Quality Shoe"...Mark Knopfler Can Write A Song About Anything

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  1. hekawi

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    Well, I suppose he can afford quality shoes these days...;)

    not like poor old Dave who was writing about the holes in his shoes....:D

     
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    Honestly, the importance of a quality shoe speaks to me more than 90% of what’s written these days.

    Got my Sorels on my feet.
     
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    Cool song. Mark tipping his hat to Roger Miller....


     
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    funny that...:D the first thing I thought was .. sounds like Roger Miller....o_O
     
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    He's so cool he can get away with this. See him in the 1978 video " Sultans of Swing" and his breastbones/sternum are sticking out he's so malnourished.
    That man turned me to play Fenders after years of Gibson worship. He's the best in my books.
     
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    Really like that song!
     
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    Thanks, I needed that!
     
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    Me too!.....In the late seventies, when Sultans of Swing first hit, I was still playing, but completely OUT of gear stuff. I had to know how he got "that" sound.....I played only Gibson, and that sound ain't there. ;)
    So, when I found out it was a Strat with the "in between" p/up setting, I had to go for it. I played Strats for many years, until switching mostly to Telecasters.....even a Nashville style for that "Knopfler" tone.
     
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    Me too!.....In the late seventies, when Sultans of Swing first hit, I was still playing, but completely OUT of gear stuff. I had to know how he got "that" sound.....I played only Gibson, and that sound ain't there. ;)
    So, when I found out it was a Strat with the "in between" p/up setting, I had to go for it. I played Strats for many years, until switching mostly to Telecasters.....even a Nashville style for that "Knopfler" tone.
     
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    I'm learning how to play with a pick again , after using one for twenty years, but started using fingers and nails around 1980.
     
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    What’s a pick? :twisted:
     
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    King of the Road is what I thought too.

    There is quite a selection of very cool instruments on that stage, including an old Kay bass, a Santa Cruz parlor, and an old Gibson parlor.
     
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    He has released some great solo stuff, especially about when he released 'The Ragpickers Dream', 'Our Shangrila' and 'Privateering' - some really good songs on there.

    I nearly bought tickets for him in Zurich last year, as I've always wanted to see him live. People who went said it was kind of a slow show however, much more slow folk based, with only one Dire Straits song... I really wouldn'thave minded, but he still seems to be in the shadow of the DS genius fo the wider population. I was sad to see that my friends left disappointed.
     
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    Rhythm guitarist turns up without his guitar.... sorry, mate all we got left is this violin...

    ok no, probs...;)
     
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    His Notting Hillbillies record is great, as is his record Neck and Neck, recorded with Chet Atkins.
     
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    We've heard many songs used for advertising all kinds of products... often unconnected with anything mentioned in the song...

    I have a strange feeling we'll hear this one in future... associated with a footwear maker who puts up the highest bid for the tune, ;)
     
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