Top Dire Straits Albums
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Communique
Communique
[1996]
Live In Concert
Live In Concert
[1995]
On the Night (Live)
On the Night (Live)
[1993]
On Every Street
On Every Street
[1991]
Brothers In Arms
Brothers In Arms
[1985]
Love Over Gold
Love Over Gold
[1982]
Making Movies
Making Movies
[1980]
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
[1978]
Related Information for Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band from Newcastle, United Kingdom, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. 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.. read more