A Sultan of Swing commits Crime of the Century

A clever tile for my next rock installment, if I do say so. You all know Sultans of Swing, but I’m going to abbreviate it, just the Mark Knopfler solo at the end. Always loved it, and this one’s special.

And so naturally, you have already guessed my next and final selection. Supertramp, Crime of the Century.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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  1. Trish on January 17, 2010 at 21:01

    I saw Dire Straits back in the nineties. I was not (and still am not) a huge Dire Straits fan but Mark Knopfler blew me away that night. I remember literally standing there with my mouth open in disbelief during the “Sultans of Swing” solo. DAMN.

  2. gallier2 on January 18, 2010 at 01:12

    The last concert I went to was Roger Hodgson. He played in Saarbrücken last year and I was really impressed. He was almost solo (on some songs there was a musician for flute, sax and other instruments) and played a lot of the Supertramp repertoire, he played at least 1 song from each album he/they’ve had since 1971 (the first Supertramp album with the rose head was not represented unfortunately as it is my favourite). He was really charming and the music was really good with only 2 instruments.

  3. Shmaltzy on January 18, 2010 at 02:39

    Been a ‘Straits and Knopfler fan since the the mid-80’s, even before their massive commercial success. He is my all-time favourite axe-men. I saw him here in Australia a couple of years ago on his solo tour. Like a good wine he keeps getting better and better with age. The Dire Straits stuff he played that night was frankly better than when the Straits themselves played it all those years ago. An absolute master at his craft.

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