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gmsingh123
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 18:43
 

"You feel alright when you hear the music play"—could be RP's motto.
capandjudy
(Huntington, WV)
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 7:32
 

 blkstd wrote:
dear god how i love this song

 
I've heard this a million times and it still does it for me. Very few songs meet that standard.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 6:09
 

...drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform souls...
Andy_B
(Living aboard, east coast Fla.)
Posted: May 26, 2017 19:41
 

Now that the time bell has rung I've bumped it from a 9 to an 11.  Oops, well a 10 will just have to do.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 26, 2017 19:37
 

London hasn't been a town in a thousand years.

Still superb.
bindi
(North Carolina)
Posted: Dec 24, 2016 13:11
 

timeless.  
mojcamojca77
(On the sunny side of the Alps:-))
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 23:36
 

Always such a pleasure to hear this song!
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 2:51
 

Hello Guitar George !
mojcamojca77
(On the sunny side of the Alps:-))
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 2:45
 

 blkstd wrote:
dear god how i love this song

 
Me too:-). {#Daisy}
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Sep 22, 2016 19:01
 

Damn, I've already rated this a 10.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 13:37
 

This was, and is, such a great hymn to the hard-working journeymen and women of pub rock, who turn out to play in pubs night in, night out, for little or no reward. Most are of iffy quality, right enough, but you can't fault them for enthusiasm, and some are absolute gems.
justin_cook
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Sep 09, 2015 11:26
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Great tune but I've just heard it way too many times.
Howzabout "Six Blade Knife" for a change?

 
bump
BrightonGuy
(Brighton, England)
Posted: Jul 08, 2015 12:13
 

I'm not rating the song on how I feel about it now, but how I felt about it THEN. For me this song was a complete revelation, and opened my mind to new musical possibilities, the way that Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, David Bowie/Roxy Music, Prince, and Radiohead have all, in their turn, done. Just waiting for the new messiah.....
fitmartin
(mountains,rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 07, 2015 10:58
 

loved the 70's and these guys were the soundtrack!

thanks RP!
Neil66
(En dram i timen er bedre enn en time i Drammen)
Posted: Apr 18, 2015 17:26
 

 blkstd wrote:
dear god how i love this song

 
me too..!
blkstd
(Champaign, IL)
Posted: Mar 04, 2015 8:03
 

dear god how i love this song
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 12:18
 

 hencini wrote:
Not my favorite DS track by a long shot yet it still merits a 9. : )

Edit: I always enjoy looking at the ratings distribution. For this particular track, I get a kick out of the folks that disrupt the curve in the 3 range. It's like there's just enough people that think it's sufficiently "Ho Hum" to cause a ratings blip for a track that almost everyone else agrees is "Most Excellent" or better. 

 
This is by far my favorite DS song.  Got me hooked on the band way back in junior high, then Telegraph Road really opened my mind to the power of story telling through music.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Oct 30, 2014 1:45
 

Great tune but I've just heard it way too many times.
Howzabout "Six Blade Knife" for a change?
Lessard0570
Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:52
 

An classic at the first note{#Bananajam}
kcar
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 2:27
 

 EarthMama wrote:

The Deer Hunter, Midnight Express, Coming Home.......and then, how can I NOT mention Grease, Superman, Animal House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Up in Smoke, and for chrissakes, CONVOY....they may not be great to you, but Grease and Animal House are a part of my youth (and that's just films from '78...my goodness, the music from that year was fantastic, whether you hated disco or not, I have fond memories of '78.) Nuff said.



 
Convoy...however did I miss that? O misspent youth!  {#Wink}
But yes, there were a lot of great movies and albums from that year and the ones just around it. 
maninblack
(deep space)
Posted: Aug 28, 2014 14:14
 

 hencini wrote:
Not my favorite DS track by a long shot yet it still merits a 9. : )

Edit: I always enjoy looking at the ratings distribution. For this particular track, I get a kick out of the folks that disrupt the curve in the 3 range. It's like there's just enough people that think it's sufficiently "Ho Hum" to cause a ratings blip for a track that almost everyone else agrees is "Most Excellent" or better. 

 
I suspect that some of the low ratings for such 'classics' is because people hear it too much on RP.
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Aug 28, 2014 14:06
 

hencini wrote:
Not my favorite DS track by a long shot yet it still merits a 9. : )

Edit: I always enjoy looking at the ratings distribution. For this particular track, I get a kick out of the folks that disrupt the curve in the 3 range. It's like there's just enough people that think it's sufficiently "Ho Hum" to cause a ratings blip for a track that almost everyone else agrees is "Most Excellent" or better. 

 
With the possible exception of Telegraph Road, this is my favorite DS song.  Both songs paint such a vivid picture in my mind, but of completely different situations. 
hencini
Posted: Aug 10, 2014 19:48
 

Not my favorite DS track by a long shot yet it still merits a 9. : )

Edit: I always enjoy looking at the ratings distribution. For this particular track, I get a kick out of the folks that disrupt the curve in the 3 range. It's like there's just enough people that think it's sufficiently "Ho Hum" to cause a ratings blip for a track that almost everyone else agrees is "Most Excellent" or better. 
mojcamojca77
(Near computer)
Posted: May 08, 2014 21:20
 

Friday and Sultans Of Swing in the early morning:-). What would one want more?!{#Bananajam}
EarthMama
Posted: Apr 07, 2014 11:07
 

 Stingray wrote:

What films are you thinking about?

 

The Deer Hunter, Midnight Express, Coming Home.......and then, how can I NOT mention Grease, Superman, Animal House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Up in Smoke, and for chrissakes, CONVOY....they may not be great to you, but Grease and Animal House are a part of my youth (and that's just films from '78...my goodness, the music from that year was fantastic, whether you hated disco or not, I have fond memories of '78.) Nuff said.


kkokkun
Posted: Feb 24, 2014 10:30
 

Genial!! Uno no se cansa nunca de escucharla...
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 8:37
 

 Stingray wrote:
10+++

 
10 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Stingray
Posted: Jan 02, 2014 4:48
 

 EarthMama wrote:
'78 was an amazing year for music and movies....

 
What films are you thinking about?
Stingray
Posted: Jan 02, 2014 4:47
 

10+++
midget
(Munich)
Posted: Jan 02, 2014 4:44
 

 keymaster wrote:
Heh, I like the transition..."They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band / It ain't what they call rock and roll" leads to a song by Duke Ellington that is full of trumpets.  You're not going to get neat touches like that without someone like Bill in the loop.

 
{#Lol}
I once was at a concert of a band that did good old school rock'n'roll with brass instruments. Sax and trumpet and everything. And then the played this song. I'll always remember the way they sung this specific line.
LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 13:53
 

 molson wrote:
This album and Communique were pure genius!!!!

 
I would put Love Over Gold  and Making Movies up there as well
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 13:48
 

 ShamanManu wrote:
possibly my favorite song {#Daisy}

 
Definitely in my top 5, maybe top 3.


molson
(Santa Rosa, CA)
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 12:14
 

This album and Communique were pure genius!!!!
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 12:12
 

{#Bananapiano} 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ShamanManu
(somewhere in between)
Posted: Nov 17, 2013 23:37
 

possibly my favorite song {#Daisy}
Eric_Gustafsson
Posted: Nov 17, 2013 23:35
 

{#Bananajam}

10+++
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 0:47
 

 meoD8 wrote:
 
keymaster wrote:
Heh, I like the transition..."They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band / It ain't what they call rock and roll" leads to a song by Duke Ellington that is full of trumpets.  You're not going to get neat touches like that without someone like Bill in the loop.
 
Which Duke Ellington song is that?



 

How High the Moon.  But then that was Big Band not electric guitar band
EarthMama
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:35
 

'78 was an amazing year for music and movies....
markthecarp
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Sep 29, 2013 14:28
 

i just love this, for some reason.  

a friend calls all artists who speak—even in key—rappers. 

it's kind of hard to argue against but that definition pulls in a lot of folks. 
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Sep 16, 2013 3:38
 

One of my favorite songs ever. When I heard Mr Knopfler playing this one on live in a concert 2 years ago I was close to heaven!
Sawyer
(Calgary, Canada)
Posted: Aug 29, 2013 8:07
 

 Imkirok wrote:

My favorite guitarist, by far.



 

+1 


I think this stands up much better than "Money for Nothin' "  video era.  
bb_matt
(Hampshire, England)
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:35
 

Been played to death over the years, sounds dated, way too much biddly biddly guitar work ... but hell, good memories of the times. Big hair, sweat bands and all manner of other fashion crimes.
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 11:28
 

 BillG wrote:

There isn't a longer version. Not sure why so many people seem to think there is.

I'd happily be proved wrong on that. This one is 5:36. 

 
5m 49s on my old vinyl album (bought in Australia) with just a few more bars than the version played today. {#Eh}  5m 48s on Wiki.  It still ends during the final solo.
Elroweho
(Cheesehead in Paradise)
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 11:19
 

Not my favorite DS song but I really like just about everything else of theirs .
stephw
(From The Great White North)
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 11:19
 

 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 
Everybody in my grade 9 class loved this song....{#Bananajam}
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 11:16
 

 richlister wrote:
God damn, If I could play 1/100th as good as Knopfler, I could die happy.

 
My favorite guitarist, by far.


BillG
Posted: May 12, 2013 11:32
 

 toomanyollys wrote:
What's with fading out the guitar solo before the end?! For a minute I thought I was listening to a commercial FM station!
 
There isn't a longer version. Not sure why so many people seem to think there is.

I'd happily be proved wrong on that. This one is 5:36. 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 11, 2013 10:14
 


Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
richlister
(Here, there, pretty much everywhere.)
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:58
 

God damn, If I could play 1/100th as good as Knopfler, I could die happy.
toomanyollys
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:57
 

What's with fading out the guitar solo before the end?! For a minute I thought I was listening to a commercial FM station!