by Thomas Brady


Yes, I’m double-posting this video within a couple hours.

Did you read all of that before? This is a video of the band playing this song 9 months BEFORE they recorded the album. I don’t know if you have this song committed to memory like I do, but I could easily mistake this for the album version. And this is live. Mark Knopfler is singing that and playing those solos - sometimes simultaneously - right in front of you - with taste, feeling AND technical excellence. This is why he’s one of my all-time favorite musicians.

I love the drums on this song, too, and the bass is perfect. The song would be completely different without either of those. Rhythm guitar is great, too. Just such a tight performance.