Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 135

Dire Straits- Making Movies

Now we're getting to the good stuff. Side One alone is a classic with "Tunnel Of Love", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Skateaway". You can't get much better than that.

Scratch what I just said. Just finished listening to Side Two and the whole album is fantastic! Such a good, rockin' album. I'll be listening to this again, definitely. I still have "Skateaway" in my head and kind of want to hear it again right now.

While listening to this album, I also visited it's Wikipedia page and noticed that on there it stated that it ranked #52 on it's Top 100 albums of the 1980's according to Rolling Stone. So since you can't believe everything you read on Wikipedia, I googled it and sure enough, it's true. In fact, it was the only Dire Straits album to make the list even though Brothers In Arms outsold it tremendously.

The reason I bring this up is because Rolling Stone contradicts itself. I have the Rolling Stone Album Guide fourth edition, and in it they only gave this album three stars. The writer even goes on to say that they didn't gain their focus back until their next album, Love Over Gold. Huh, weird. Three stars in your book, yet it's also #52 for the decade? I know, it's not a big deal, but I just wanted to point out another example of how much of a shitty rag Rolling Stone is. Speaking of that awful book that I bought on clearance at Borders, it's so crappy that they completely ignored Deep Purple. Unbelievable.
Glad that book didn't cost more than $5 to buy. gave it 4 and a half stars out of 5. That's more like it. Ugh, stupid Rolling Stone.

Dang, I was hoping to find an over 10 minute version of "Skateaway" to put on here, but no luck. But I did find this performance from the show Fridays. I loved that show!

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