My Chevy Vega post brought back a flood of memories and one of the best is the time that our friend PJ put on Sultans of Swing on the Vega car stereo. I said, "wow, who is that?" And thus began my love of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler's guitar playing.
There are two Dire Straits records that are must haves. The debut record, Dire Straits, and the third record Making Movies. Tunnel of Love on the third record is my favorite Dire Straits song.
But my favorite Dire Straits album is the debut record, Dire Straits. From the opening notes you know its going to be a great record and it is. Sultans of course is a classic song, but there is not one bad song on the record. I was going to name some of my favorite songs but the list turned into the entire record. It's been too long since I pulled this one out. It's going into Heavy Rotation for a while.