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Dire Straits

Dire Straits
Formed: 1977 in London, England
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Disbanded: 1995
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: John Illsley, David Knopfler, Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, Mark Knopfler, Hal Lindes, Jack Sonni, Terry Williams, Pick Withers
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. ...Read full biography
Brothers In Arms
Released: 1985
Label: Warner Bros.
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Brothers in Arms brought the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of Love Over Gold into a pop setting, resulting in a surprise international best-seller. Of course, the success of Brothers in Arms was ...Read full review
Making Movies
Released: 1980
Label: Warner Bros.
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Without second guitarist David Knopfler, Dire Straits began to move away from its roots rock origins into a jazzier variation of country-rock and singer/songwriter folk-rock. Naturally, this means that ...Read full review