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Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

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It was the mid-80's and despite the rise of hair-metal bands and glam rock, Mark Knopler and his comrades in Dire Straights were still rocking their superb 'What if Bob Dylan Could Play Guitar?' pop-rock formula. In 1985 Knopler put down his Fender Stratocaster and picked up a Gibson Les Paul (Something tantamount in the guitar community to switching football teams as an adult) in preparation to record the band's opus 'Brothers in Arms'. The classics are all through it. There's the Gilmour-esque lead lines of the title track. The Springsteen strut of 'So Far Away From Me' and 'Walk of Life'. But the most memorable has to be 'Money for Nothing' - the overheard homophobic ode to MTV that Knopler experienced at a local Whitegoods retailer - resulting in their biggest ever hit and one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time.

1. So Far Away
2. Money for Nothing
3. Walk of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across the River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers in Arms

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