Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Top Songs

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Sultans Of Swing
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Money For Nothing
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Walk Of Life
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So Far Away
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Romeo And Juliet

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Biography

Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Led by guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler, the group built their sound upon the laid-back blues-rock of J.J. Cale, but they also had jazz and country inflections, occasionally dipping... Read more

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