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Mark Knopfler — Hard Cases
Album: A Shot At Glory
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:23
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(Instrumental)
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 snitramc wrote:
Trivia question - I remember a song by Knopfler and ... JT? In it, they reference workers that died building a dam. I think they referenced the Hoover Dam. I want to buy that song, but can't remember if it even was Knopfler. Can anyone jog my memory? Keep thinking it was Sailing To Philadelphia, but I doubt I'm right.

TIA
 

it is. title track.
Trivia question - I remember a song by Knopfler and ... JT? In it, they reference workers that died building a dam. I think they referenced the Hoover Dam. I want to buy that song, but can't remember if it even was Knopfler. Can anyone jog my memory? Keep thinking it was Sailing To Philadelphia, but I doubt I'm right.

TIA
 Pyro wrote:
bugleboy624 wrote:
Ok, now I get it. The AC/DC leading into this was just a segue using the bagpipes. I get it. Masterfully done, Bill.

Edit:
I just looked at the setlist. Wow, what a roadtrip. Beethoven to Chuck Berry to AC/DC to Mark Knopfler. Worthy of our former DJ Corey and his Magnum PI I'll Play Whatever I Want show. Nicely done!

 
I've really enjoyed the last hour or so, too.  Bill's programming is unparalleled!

 
Rerun!!!


More pipes!  WHOOT!!!   {#Jump}
Wow! A BAGPIPE segue!
 bugleboy624 wrote:
Ok, now I get it. The AC/DC leading into this was just a segue using the bagpipes. I get it. Masterfully done, Bill.

Edit:
I just looked at the setlist. Wow, what a roadtrip. Beethoven to Chuck Berry to AC/DC to Mark Knopfler. Worthy of our former DJ Corey and his Magnum PI I'll Play Whatever I Want show. Nicely done!

 
I've really enjoyed the last hour or so, too.  Bill's programming is unparalleled!

Ok, now I get it. The AC/DC leading into this was just a segue using the bagpipes. I get it. Masterfully done, Bill.

Edit:
I just looked at the setlist. Wow, what a roadtrip. Beethoven to Chuck Berry to AC/DC to Mark Knopfler. Worthy of our former DJ Corey and his Magnum PI I'll Play Whatever I Want show. Nicely done!

If I wanted to listen to a bag of wind wail on and on I'd seek out my grade 5 teacher, Mrs. Drabinasty.
I see what ya did there, Bill! {#Wink}

Mark is such a bad mofo!
Oh this is awesome. Great follow up to Long Way To The Top!!
football in combination w/ bagpipes... what do i need more in my life? :cheesygrin:
More bagpipes! Less Knopfler-lite.
Hate to say it. Much as I like Mark, the Dire Straits guitar sound doesn't work for me with this song.
Now THAT will wake you up in the morning!
Unfortunately; it is not impossible to play the bagpipes.
Aye, yes you do! Oui! Si! Jaaj! Old_Pat wrote:
No. No, I don't.
Och, no wonder the Scots loved a good scrap. Who doesn't want to grab a Claymore & tear into a bunch of Romans or English or whoever after hearing those pipes. Just call me McNuggler....
"Look at that horrible monster attacking that poor old lady ! Have courage, granny! I'll save ya! I'll save ya!" Did Bugs prevail? To find out, (click here)
"...Ring around a-rosey, pocket full of posies...aaaa-shes, aaa-shes we all fall daa-aowwwn..." :guitarist: :guitarist:
TobiMc3 wrote:
ditto...everyone loves ye old pipes. ARRRRRRGGGGHHHH (International Talk Like A Pirate Day)
No. No, I don't.
Steven_G wrote:
Yes you do... :flamed:
ditto...everyone loves ye old pipes. ARRRRRRGGGGHHHH (International Talk Like A Pirate Day)
Old_Pat wrote:
-relayer- wrote:
Gotta love the 'pipes.
No I don't.
Yes you do... :flamed:
freeone1 wrote:
Knew this was Knopfler, knew it without looking thanks to that distinctive style he has! Good tune! :clap:
Hunh. I didn't think his piping style was particularly distinctive...
-relayer- wrote:
Gotta love the 'pipes. :propeller:
No I don't.
horstman wrote:
Alpine wrote:
Alpine wrote: GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't scream at us out here in radioland, okay? If you don't like it, turn it off. Or get up and use the toilet. That seems to be where this comment originated. :nyah:
I'm with you horstman. Some people need to expand their "freaking" range a bit! Alpine, at least you are not a single guy in the military with a room mate that listens to military bagpipe music 24x7 in the dorm room. One morning several guys got together and tipped the poor bloke's cot over... while he was sleeping in it!
most outstanding more cowbell, and bagpipes too ps Irish eyes are smilin for the fiddle :drunk:
More bagpipes! Less Knopfler-lite.
Alpine wrote:
GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
Listen to this station long enough and you can hear anything: bagpipes, Beethoven, God-awful vocals by The Flaming Lips, who knows? I would say just chiil out. It will be over soon and there will be something else that you can relate to...
Gotta love the 'pipes. :propeller:
W.T.F. Make it stop.
I wish there were less Knopfler on RP. He's often played, and it's just too much of that one flavour. (That Knopfler is a flavour unto himself is a compliment.)
Love his contribution to this soundtrack. Particularly fond of bagpipes, too.
Knew this was Knopfler, knew it without looking thanks to that distinctive style he has! Good tune! :clap:
Alpine wrote:
GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't let the door hit you on the way out. MT
Alpine wrote:
GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
drag your chained self over and turn it down, then - oy
handyrae wrote:
Hey! I like Irish fiddle music and the occassional bagpipes!
me2
OH! Bagpipes!! A 9 just for the pipers!!!!!
Let's not be open minded. Try your local oldies station
Alpine wrote:
GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey! I like Irish fiddle music and the occassional bagpipes!
I think what we need is a little more hash pipe :cowboy:
We need more bagpipe!! (not)
Alpine wrote:
GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't scream at us out here in radioland, okay? If you don't like it, turn it off. Or get up and use the toilet. That seems to be where this comment originated. :nyah:
horstman wrote:
Dude, you need to seriously chill. :chillpill:
Honestly old chap, Mark desperately needs to retire. Pretty much this minute, now.
Stingray wrote:
BAGPIPES....? Yeah, one time per year I can possibly stand them! For some 10-15 seconds....! Then I jump on them! From that trampoline - with my biggest shoes on!
Dude, you need to seriously chill. :chillpill:
GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK! I DON'T LISTEN TO THIS STATION FOR FREAKING BAGPIPES! WHILE I'M AT IT, I'M SICK OF THE IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!
BAGPIPES....? Yeah, one time per year I can possibly stand them! For some 10-15 seconds....! Then I jump on them! From that trampoline - with my biggest shoes on!
What's the difference between bagpipes and a trampoline? You remove your shoes before you jump on the trampoline! :cheesygrin: Actually, I love the bagpipes
Wild_Bill wrote:
You are obviously not a musician. You might have a hearing problem too.
deafinitely :cheesygrin:
trekhead wrote:
" Paiperrr Daewnnn!"
:lol:
Nice mix; the pipes and Mark's guitar.
I want me MTV laddy!!
Ay, it's not often you're right, but you're wrong again laddie.
TheLoneIguana wrote:
"We've got a piper down, I repeat, the piper is DOWN!"
" Paiperrr Daewnnn!"
Heres tae us, and them's like us.
Thats my song Jimmie Och eye the noo!
I danced to that. Shudda saw it.
Mark has the touch.
"We've got a piper down, I repeat, the piper is DOWN!"
I'm a sucker for bagpipes, and the transition worked for me.
i'm not a huge knopfler fan. and i loathe bagpipes. however, i think it's just knopfler's voice i don't like, because this was pretty cool.
I've been googling like a sonovabeeyatch, but I can't find the lyrics to this anywhere... :ask:
I love his picking. No one does it like that.....yeah! :)
Kick butt.
Shimmer wrote:
In other words, his music is repetitive and unoriginal. My feelings exactly.
You are obviously not a musician. You might have a hearing problem too.
Leslie wrote:
I can come in on the middle of a song, hear a couple of guitar notes and know it's Mark Knopfler.
In other words, his music is repetitive and unoriginal. My feelings exactly.
Yeah, one of the songs where I look up from my regular work and think 'Hey, this song was actually kinda nice..", and as I proceed to view the playlist: "Ah, Knopfler, of course!"
LOVED THE PIPES! CAN WE GO BACK TO THEM...PLEASE. NO REALLY, THE PIPES AGAIN, PLEASE. <-o< WHERE'S AN EMOTICON FOR THOSE? :whistle:
:clap: He didn't sing ;)
I actually saw the movie because Knopfler did the soundtrack. It's not bad- if you didn't know Ally McCoist was a former star for Rangers and Kilmarnock, you might think he'd been acting for a while. Er, this is on RP but "four in a row" is not. That's a crime. I'll upload it now.
Lovely bagpipes, but that\'s it.
Damn! Another CD I gotta buy from Amazon. :cry:
Whilst I can appreciate the guy\'s guitar technique (although I don\'t think this particular track demonstrates anything really impressive), this track just has no soul. To me it\'s just an antiseptic and uninspired doodle. Give me the Sultans of Swing anyday - now that WAS a decent album.
WOW!!!! ROCK ON! :notworthy: :notworthy: (pimp) :notworthy: :notworthy:
Originally Posted by jruhnke: What a bizarre twist. I was barely listening to the bagpipes, but within the first 1/8th of a second of the first guitar note, I knew I was hearing Mark Knopfler. The guitar is as smyoooth as the pipes are harsh!
Yup! Love 'im.....
What a bizarre twist. I was barely listening to the bagpipes, but within the first 1/8th of a second of the first guitar note, I knew I was hearing Mark Knopfler. The guitar is as smyoooth as the pipes are harsh!
Originally Posted by riodeaneros: hurl! ralph! spew! get out of my air-space!
Now that's an intelligent use of word space. :rolleyes:
hurl! ralph! spew! get out of my air-space!
I can come in on the middle of a song, hear a couple of guitar notes and know it's Mark Knopfler. He has a truly unique and masterful style. :cool:
What a terrific reason to stay an extra few minutes at work, though I was about to shut down. The man can write, and play?--foggedaboudit, :notworthy:
sweet! :clap:
:clap:
Knopfler is God
Originally Posted by raph1026: cool tune
:eek:
cool tune
Awesome Bagpipes!
I really like this song :D
You know why Bagpipers walk when they play? To get away from that terrible sound.
Originally Posted by Eagan: Aughh! The peeps!
Vaya gaitas¡¡¡
Aughh! The peeps!