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Dire Straits — One World
Album: Brothers In Arms
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7.3

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Released: 1985
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Can't get no sleeves for my records
Can't get no laces for my shoes
Can't get no fancy notes
On my blue guitar
I can't get no antidote for blues

Oh yeah
Blues

Can't find the reasons for your actions
Or I don't much like the reasoning you use
Somehow your motives are impure
Or somehow I can't find the cure
Can't get no antidote for blues

Oh yeah
Blues

They say it's mostly vanity
That writes the plays we act
They tell me that's what everybody knows
There's no such thing as sanity
And that's the sanest fact
That's the way the story goes

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Blues

Can't get no remedy on my TV
There's nothing but the same old news
They can't find a way to be
One world in harmony
Can't get no antidote for blues

Oh yeah
Blues
Blues
Oh yeah
Blues
Comments (39)add comment
 tinypriest wrote:

You and a few tens-of-millions of others. This album used up all of the world's CD production capability when it was issued. The production quality of the recording made this album the one that turned the tide towards the CD and away from vinyl. I bought the CD too at the time, for the same reason of finally experiencing CD quality. Then I taped it on a "metal particle" cassette tape to listen to in the car! Still blew away vinyl, couldn't believe how well the CD sounded, even on tape.


I feel old when I laugh at today's vinyl-lovers. People are funny.
Brothers in arms one of the best albums ever
 fredriley wrote:

Same here. That could be why, back in the 80s, Dire Straits got an unfair reputation for being a yuppie rock band, as back then only the well-heeled could afford CD players.
 only well heeled could afford CD players in 1985?  I dont remember the prices dropping so radically in one year. I graduated art school in 1985. In 1986 I had  a nice CD player and it came nowhere close to breaking the bank...


 Alastair wrote:
So did I.  I have read in more than one place that this album did more than any other to establish the CD as the format of choice, post vinyl.  
 


 
Same here. That could be why, back in the 80s, Dire Straits got an unfair reputation for being a yuppie rock band, as back then only the well-heeled could afford CD players.
 agent55317 wrote:


That's a funny coincidence. When I got my first CD player (in 10th grade), I chose this album to break it in.
 
You and a few tens-of-millions of others. This album used up all of the world's CD production capability when it was issued. The production quality of the recording made this album the one that turned the tide towards the CD and away from vinyl. I bought the CD too at the time, for the same reason of finally experiencing CD quality. Then I taped it on a "metal particle" cassette tape to listen to in the car! Still blew away vinyl, couldn't believe how well the CD sounded, even on tape.
 capandjudy wrote:

I bought Brothers In Arms to test run my first compact disc player. 
 

That's a funny coincidence. When I got my first CD player (in 10th grade), I chose this album to break it in.
 capandjudy wrote:

I bought Brothers In Arms to test run my first compact disc player. 
 

This & Talking Heads "Little Creatures" were the first 2 CDs that I bought. 

After 2 decades of professionally wrangling decent audio from vinyl (in a radio studio -- verrry different from a tweaky audiophile setup) I freakin' LOVED those shiny little things. 
funky funky bass!
Great song for a summer night boat ride!!
First David Gilmour auctions off all of his guitars and now Mark Knopfler reveals that he's using Kemper profiling amps on tour!
Dire Straits
One World
  is                                      9 - OUTSTANDING         to me
Dats me slappin da base (bass which is a fish)........in my dreams{#Cheers} 
Haven't heard this one since a log time.  Great album.
when one world meant something groovy. knopfler is a smooth maestro. 
So did I.  I have read in more than one place that this album did more than any other to establish the CD as the format of choice, post vinyl.  
  

capandjudy wrote:

I bought Brothers In Arms to test run my first compact disc player. 
 

 fitmartin wrote:
One of the best albums of the 80's!
 
I bought Brothers In Arms to test run my first compact disc player. 
One could spend their whole life analyzing and marveling at Mr. Knopfler's work with and without Dire Straits. This is just one of many exceptional products of the Straits collaboration.
This album just keeps getting better.
 nampelkafe wrote:
Some people complain because RP daily plays something from Mark Knopfler.
For me, it's one of the reasons I love it!  
{#Guitarist} 

 
Yep.  And it's Bill's and Rebecca's station - they can play what they want.  They do a damn good job too.
Some people complain because RP daily plays something from Mark Knopfler.
For me, it's one of the reasons I love it!  
{#Guitarist} 
One of the best albums of the 80's!
A very, very amazing track that was often overlooked in the shadow of other songs on this stellar record from an amazing time for me...
Voice, affect, and phrasing all surprisingly mature for a 24-year-old.
 WonderLizard wrote:
This is worth hearing Tony Levin shred it on bass.

 
Aye!  {#High-five}
far from the best song on a great album, but given it's 30 years old and you're still playing it, speaks volumes.
Wow!  What a blast from the past.  Thanks,
 WonderLizard wrote:
This is worth hearing Tony Levin shred it on bass.

 
I had no idea...thanks. No wonder I liked the bass line so much.

I find myself liking the lesser-played tracks on this album better than the ones that made the airwaves back in the day.  A 9 for me.


This is worth hearing Tony Levin shred it on bass.
{#Sunny}{#Guitarist}{#Guitarist}{#Guitarist}sweet set....great pickin'
Cool tune!  
(to my untrained ear MK sounds like he's singing into a tin can) 
I have not hear this song in well over 20 years!   It takes me back
Forgot just how fun this song is!!  No antidote for yous {#Music}
I love the whole cd. Thx
I enjoy almost all Dire Straits, including this one, but there are many better cuts on this and other albums.
While I like a lot of Dire Straits material and have great respect for Mark Knopfler, this song just seems bland and almost annoying to me.
Wow... I probably haven\'t heard this in 10 years. Clearly not their best... but nice to hear after so long.
Decent, but far from the best cut off this album.