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Dire Straits — You And Your Friend
Album: On Every Street
Avg rating:
8

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Total ratings: 977









Released: 1991
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Will you and your friend come around
Are you and your friend gonna get on down
Will you and your friend come around
Or are you and your friend gonna let me down

If you talk to one another
I'm a hungry man
Let me know one way or the other
So I can make my plans

Will you and your friend come around
Or are you and your friend gonna get on down
Will you and your friend come around
Or are you and your friend gonna get on down

I relive the situation
Still see it in my mind
You got my imagination
Working overtime

Baby, baby
Oh baby
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8 -> 9  -O U T S T A N D I N G

GO Radio Paradise   
 vaiodon wrote:

For me, the subtlety & control of the man's playing is what sets it apart. Burning up the fretboard wouldn't sound half as good. Similarly, when listening to David Gilmour, I have found myself interpolating extra notes into his riffs that just aren't there but my mind tricks me into thinking they are.
 

Don't know who said it, but there is a great quote fitting your comment:
Music is not about the notes, it's about the space between them.
This morning, I searched out a YouTube hosted copy of Sky Arts' Guitar Stories featuring Mark Knopfler.
 
Brilliant stuff.
His guitar sends chills up my spine.  
 leathepea
(Columbia, SC)
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 7:29
 

 kingart wrote:
Dude ought to learn how to play that guitar...

  
I hope you misplaced your comment.

No.  I was being wry, facetious, going against the grain of the obvious. In fact, Knopfler has been one of my very favorite musicians and composers since Making Movies.  The world is a lesser place without music of that caliber. 

Thank you Dire Straits for
You And Your Friend

To me this is 8 - Most Excellent


Smooth, simple, mellow & crafty...sedeenuf.
My only signature track for me  and my close friends. I usually crank it up when it comes up here
All I want in life is to be able to play guitar like that.  Is that too much to ask for?  Ha!
 Skydog wrote:

yeah that would be good, very good

 
For me, the subtlety & control of the man's playing is what sets it apart. Burning up the fretboard wouldn't sound half as good. Similarly, when listening to David Gilmour, I have found myself interpolating extra notes into his riffs that just aren't there but my mind tricks me into thinking they are.
 kcar wrote:


 he's one of my favorite guitarists, but I would dearly love him to just 

SHOW OFF

once in a while. The guy is brilliant at bending and (I think) sliding notes and he has such a rich sound that suggests rich backstories to the lyrics, but dammit I just wish he would crank and rock out from time to time. 

 
yeah that would be good, very good
 kingart wrote:
Dude ought to learn how to play that guitar...

 
I hope you misplaced your comment.
Heard this from the other room, and thought "Oh, this guy wants to be Mark Knofler".
                                     Duh
The whole album is worth listening to. I saw them live back in the day in Albany's "Knickerbocker Arena" ... Great concert! {#Cheers}
Dude ought to learn how to play that guitar...
This is just a flat-out great overall album, I like the whole thing.
Decent album cut. 
 kcar wrote:
That's great, Calypsus1! 

I love Mark Knopfler but...he gets an awful lot of airplay here.  

   

dwhayslett wrote:

And deservedly so.
 

This is true, O King of Pawleys Island, but there are times when Mark doesn't fire my heart. Actually, he's one of my favorite guitarists, but I would dearly love him to just 

SHOW OFF

once in a while. The guy is brilliant at bending and (I think) sliding notes and he has such a rich sound that suggests rich backstories to the lyrics, but dammit I just wish he would crank and rock out from time to time. 

Mark can get a little sleepy at times iz all I'm sayin'...
Great song
great album

thanks RP! 
 ziakut wrote:
Not their best. I do kinda like it....but blahhhhh.


Wow!!  You're a VERY harsh critic...  Can't imagine what would gain your acceptance, much less your praise...
 suesblues wrote:
..it all sounds the same to me, same ol' twangy guitars, same ol' brothers in arms... PSD

 
It all sounds the same to me too. Which is splendid.  Knopfler's sound is instantly recognizable, very evocative and always great listening. 
Maybe my favorite chord progression ever.  For some reason I had only rated this a 9; silly me.

Keep playing Mark Knopfler, Bill.


..it all sounds the same to me, same ol' twangy guitars, same ol' brothers in arms... PSD
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Knopfler by ~JayEmJay
jonas m. jensen ©2007-2010 ~JayEmJay

Since this was scanned in, I added a bit of light blue on the white parts - but the scanner probably wouldn't notice that anyway :D :/ looks a bit better in real life...
So, another caricature of the great :salute: Mark Knopfler - All in all, I like it <img src=- (A3 size - reference photo from a "best of" cd)
.




 
Very cool, thank you calypsus_1  (he is blue! great eyes)
Pleasantly pleasant.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Mrk Knopfler's guitar is so distinctive. It's breathtaking. 

 
{#Wave}.... a few seconds into to it and you just know it's Mr Knopfler - quite magnificent 
mmmm nice.
Mrk Knopfler's guitar is so distinctive. It's breathtaking. 
 Piscador wrote:
I've had this one on my playlist for more years than I care to remember. It's by far the best track from On every Streets, IMHO.

 
I support that opinion, followed by "Iron Hand"
I've had this one on my playlist for more years than I care to remember. It's by far the best track from On every Streets, IMHO.
Perfect for a Sunday morning when it rolled round my way.....
Great tune from the Straits. Thx Bill. 
One of the things I love about RP is the fact that Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits are played so regularly! Ah.
Unplugged the speakers, click on the headphones.....aaaaahhhhhhhh......bliss
 rascal wrote:
Like his brain is directly connected to his guitar....something the late great Duane Allman had in common.  Sounds so effortless
 
Rascal:

Indeed.  You hear it, see it or experience it on rare occasions.  It's the sound of transcendence.  From the wellspring of the creation, to the instrument that manifests it out to the rest of us, transcendence occurs when conduit (the artist) between that wellspring and the instrument effecting the communication becomes so transparent that the flow is impeding not at all.  You're listening to an aural epiphany courtesy of Mark K.  And I, for one, am grateful for the experience.  

Just some thoughts.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
My fave DS album, gosh that's hard ... Today it's "Love Over Gold" (Japanese pressing).
This may be the best song they ever did. Hauntingly good. 
Like his brain is directly connected to his guitar....something the late great Duane Allman had in common.  Sounds so effortless
OK... I thought I was tired of listening to these guys... And now... Reminds me of why I liked em then and now... Thanks
Not their best. I do kinda like it....but blahhhhh.
These guys can be so good, but also so freakin' BORINGLY STRAIGHT!!!! at times.

this track is an example of the former, thank goodness. If only they had never gone into that pop bullshit.

anyway,8, I guess.


If this doesn't make you want to turn up the stereo, I dunno what to think aboutcha'. :-)
 kcar wrote:
That's great, Calypsus1! 

I love Mark Knopfler but...he gets an awful lot of airplay here.  
 
You make it sound like that's a bad thing........{#Think}

Love that guitar.  Gotta catch Knopfler live before it's too late.

Love this whole album.  I discovered it when in grad school in 1995-97, and it was pretty much the soundtrack to which I did most of my schoolwork during that time.  This brings me back.  Thanks Bill.
 kcar wrote:
I love Mark Knopfler but...he gets an awful lot of airplay here.  
 
...and hopefully he will continue to do so.
 kcar wrote:
That's great, Calypsus1! 

I love Mark Knopfler but...he gets an awful lot of airplay here.  
 

A good reason to keep comin' back.
 kcar wrote:
That's great, Calypsus1! 

I love Mark Knopfler but...he gets an awful lot of airplay here.  
 
And deservedly so.

That's great, Calypsus1! 

I love Mark Knopfler but...he gets an awful lot of airplay here.  

Knopfler by ~JayEmJay
jonas m. jensen ©2007-2010 ~JayEmJay

Since this was scanned in, I added a bit of light blue on the white parts - but the scanner probably wouldn't notice that anyway :D :/ looks a bit better in real life...
So, another caricature of the great :salute: Mark Knopfler - All in all, I like it <img src=- (A3 size - reference photo from a "best of" cd)
.



Not worthy.
My oh my
Amazing chord progression; masterful guitar!  I love Mark's music and this may be my favorite Dire Straits album...it's tough to pick one though.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Typical mopey maudlin mumbling.
 
True... but we know you need to mope mumble now and again, disposable one. 

Love this music!
Love, love, love the music behind this album.  Very atmospheric.
great songs. 
As for me i like the versatile aspects of Dire Straits, e.g. I love this song or Where do you think you're going, but for me Money for nothing is a great song too.
But I only listen to CDs where their music is definitely fantastic .... as much as their live performance sucks ! Mark looks like he's bored on stage and his voice is not good live (please don t kill me {#Mrgreen} )

My favorite album from Mark is Sailing to Philadelphia ... especially Silvertown blues ! yeah baby yeah ! 

Love this track, but it's not suitable for all moments... Really need to be in the mood for this one, but now i am... {#Whistle}
I agree with most people below, there are some things Mark (Dire Straits) didn't have to do, or even shouldn't have... Money For Nothing and Twisting By The Pool are the two best examples i think...

Especially if you think about the major differences between the first two albums and the last two albums... On one hand the major differences are what makes this band so versatile and great, on the other it comes with certain risks....

This one, definitely a 9!
Very hard to leave this nice set this morning!!
Love this band...that soft organ, tight bass and drums, and of course Knopfler's guitar...
This is lovely, moody and evocative of the time for me. 8 -> 9

Typical mopey maudlin mumbling.
 bindi wrote:
I would love hearing these guys play anything (except Money for Nothing)  Mark has such a great voice and plays the guitar like he's making love to it.
 
Sorry if I'm repeating myself, but that was the only disappointment of Clapton's 25th Anniversary Tour, on which Knopfler joined him. They played a great set of classic Clapton from every band/era, then for the last encore they played Money For Nothing, which was fine, but if they were gonna do one of Mark's songs, there are so many other Dire Straits tunes I would have loved to hear Clapton and Knopfler trade licks on.

like this song, but it sounds very similar to another track of theirs


Mark Knopfler Talking about the electric guitar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=990GRjtnkDc



I would love hearing these guys play anything (except Money for Nothing)  Mark has such a great voice and plays the guitar like he's making love to it.
Its all in your head. {#Arrowd} personal preference and all. Brothers in Arms? F*ckin' brilliant work! Industrial Disease? Relevant , catchy (ummm... was that a pun?) tune.

 catnip wrote:
But what would we think now of Dire Straits if they'd have called it a day after Love Over Gold?
"Money for Nothing", "Industrial Disease" and "Twisting by the Pool" made me cringe, but that didn't change my opinion of Dire Straits.  I still think they were an amazing band and still love most of their music.
A case of an album (or two?) too far?

Let's face it, this one isn't too great- this song is an exception, as perhaps are a couple of others. But what would we think now of Dire Straits if they'd have called it a day after Love Over Gold?

First album of J.J.Cale influences, second finding a true voice, third with a cracking first side (this was the age of the L.P., remember, kids) and a regrettable last song. Love Over Gold ushered in the age of the CD, brought us up to date with what things should sound like (and left us with a cracking Dylan pastiche, It Never Rains).

What if we didn't have to deal with the hangover of Brothers In Arms, with its mawkish sentimentality and its heavy-handed politics (and Sting)? (O.k., even I can admit that some of it is not all that bad, but the stomach turns at the majority...)

What if we didn't have then to deal with a (long awaited, quickly forgotten) follow-up?

What if?

Gods, no.

But at least we wouldn't have to look at those terrible album covers 


 Brotherchaos1980 wrote:
Oooh, new track. Diggin' it.
 
New to the RP playlist, perhaps.  Album came out in '91. 

His guitar is as distinct and recognizable as his voice.
Like that soulful guitar. Agree a bit different than typical Knopfler. Nice.
arthur_d wrote:
i'm very glad it made it to the playlist ... wonderful guitar duet! thank you!
Hawaiian slide meets Les Paul. Or Strat.
As always...Dire straits = superb.
Absolutely perfect follow up!
If you like the guitar, this whole album is very good.
Thanks for the new tune. The guitar voices evoke contemplative scenes that speak to his skills in writing movie scores. Thanks Bill
Usually, I'm not a big fan of these guys, but this song was quite nice.
Quite different for a Knopfler song. Outstanding, hope I can get it from I-tunes
5 ratings already. I think I'll actually wait until I hear the whole song before rating it. It's not doin' too bad IMO so far :)
Oooh, new track. Diggin' it.
love that guitar... you can always recognize it instantly! happyhappy~ :cheesygrin:
i'm very glad it made it to the playlist ... wonderful guitar duet! thank you!