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Mark Knopfler — He's The Man
Album: A Shot At Glory
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:38
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What he got
The others have not
He's the man
I said what he got
The others have not
He's the man

Has to be done
To be number one
When the (? is down)
He'll turn it around
'cause first there's the best
And then there's the rest
And he's the man

He's the man
He's the man
He's the man

He's the man
He's the man
He's the man

What he got
The others have not
He's the man
I said what he got
The others have not
And he's the man

Has to be done
To be number one
When the (? is down)
He'll turn it around
'cause first there's the best
And then there's the rest
And he's the man

He's the man
He's the man
He's the man

He's the man
He's the man
He's the man

First there's the best
And then there's the rest
And he's the man
First there's the best
And then there's the rest
He's the man

Yeah
He's the man
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 ocsike wrote:
Yes, Mark should know better..
 
An example of MK's lesser work for movie soundtracks.  If you want to hear some inspired MK music for movies, I would strongly suggest you check-out the soundtrack to "Local Hero" (1983).  OUTSTANDING work through and through, IMHO.{#Yes}

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Hero_(album)
mattt wrote:
Wow. Knopfler just phoned this one in, didn't he?


That's the perfect way to describe this one, I think.

you guys getting kinda rough on mk. i went through the years waiting on the sequel to sultans, but i'm comfortable with him now.
omg....so sad, but I gotta agree! MK usually puts a bit more heart and soul into his music... mattt wrote:
Wow. Knopfler just phoned this one in, didn't he?
WTF? This is like the theme song from the movie Orgazmo or something.
kcar wrote:
My best guess: Kirsty Mitchell. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593511/ She plays the wife of the footballer in the DVD cover shot. Said footballer cheats on his wife, but he's also a big star brought in to save the struggling local team. Kirsty's character also happens to be the estranged daughter of the team's coach, played by Duvall. No idea how good the movie is...
MK wrote this song? While eating pop-corn and watching football on TV? Oh, it is for a soundtrack. That makes sense.
hmm... what's that?? This is not Mark Knopfler! I want to hear the real Mark. That's crap!
Hey same playlist...see April 30, 2007 comment...just heard Teddybear - Punk rocker...come on Bill...
Dave_Mack wrote:
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.
Take one digital loop; run 100x times; change pitch, do same; print master; spend money.
fuh2 wrote:
WHo is that HOT siamese twin of his?
My best guess: Kirsty Mitchell. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593511/ She plays the wife of the footballer in the DVD cover shot. Said footballer cheats on his wife, but he's also a big star brought in to save the struggling local team. Kirsty's character also happens to be the estranged daughter of the team's coach, played by Duvall. No idea how good the movie is...
donpdonp wrote:
ha! great theme - songs highly repetitive lyrics. (previous song Punkrocker w/ Iggy Pop)
i think "knocking on heaven's door" tops that list ... thank god bill would never play that ... :surprised:
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.
ha! great theme - songs highly repetitive lyrics. (previous song Punkrocker w/ Iggy Pop)
Wow. Knopfler just phoned this one in, didn't he?
aber wrote:
Yeah, I think so too. He's been gradually mellowing out (even during DS, just look at the change into Brothers in Arms, and then quite more subtle On Every Street). I like a lot of his newer work (love Golden Heart, enjoy Shangri-La), but the hit/miss ratio has decreased for me, and it takes more listenings to get into as well.
I'm hearing some JJ Cale
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Robert Duvall?
WHo is that HOT siamese twin of his?
rocteur wrote:
In the 80's there was Mark Knopfler, and now there is Mark Knopfler.. IMHO they are NOT the same person... I just do not understand.. Take Shangri-La and compare with ANY Dire Straits Album.. The guitar work just doesn't compare.
Yeah, I think so too. He's been gradually mellowing out (even during DS, just look at the change into Brothers in Arms, and then quite more subtle On Every Street). I like a lot of his newer work (love Golden Heart, enjoy Shangri-La), but the hit/miss ratio has decreased for me, and it takes more listenings to get into as well.
Roverfish wrote:
.... he's the man....
Robert Duvall?
jgeyer wrote:
I'm pretty sure Mark Knopfler isn't as good as Bill thinks he is.
He's probably better :)
mafe wrote:
Whatever Mark Knopfler touches turns to gold.
So apparently he did this one remotely. He's the man, he's the man, he's the man...whoa-k. Normally I like MK, but this is a throw-away he must have been pressed to do in his contract or as a favor. Ho hum.
In the 80's there was Mark Knopfler, and now there is Mark Knopfler.. IMHO they are NOT the same person... I just do not understand.. Take Shangri-La and compare with ANY Dire Straits Album.. The guitar work just doesn't compare.
Kind of reminds me of the work that Eric Clapton does for movie soundtracks.
I'm pretty sure Mark Knopfler isn't as good as Bill thinks he is.
"...Ease the Pain, ease the pain..." :lol: 8.
MinMan wrote:
I hear a base line reminiscent of Floyd: "Come on in here boy have a guitar - your going to go far...
um, that's cigar.
I hear a base line reminiscent of Floyd: "Come on in here boy have a cigar (oops; my bad, brain fart- on 30+ year old lyrics) - your going to go far...
Yes, Mark should know better..
natanz wrote:
it sounds like he worked for no more than 5 minutes writing this song. Mark Knopfler can do better, much better
Not Fair ! he spent at least 5 minutes on the drum machines alone..
Whatever Mark Knopfler touches turns to gold. Completely different style, still awesome. :notworthy:
Originally Posted by Waldo: A good head-bobbing tune.
You got it! Wish there was a "dancing" picture to add.
it sounds like he worked for no more than 5 minutes writing this song. Mark Knopfler can do better, much better
A good head-bobbing tune.