Whew. I was afraid it was gonna be a cover of Springsteen's song.A couple years ago a song came on the radio and I recognized Emmylou Harris' voice right away and thought the guitar sounded a lot like Knopfler. I thought, nah, no way. Then he started singing and of course there's no mistaking his voice. I had no idea the two had an album out together, so I ran right out and got it. Great stuff.That song doesn't really show off Knopfler's talent as a guitarist. If you want to see some awesome stuff, get on YouTube and search for mark knopfler and chet atkins. Unreal.
You think I'd clutter the blog with a Springsteen tune? :) Emmylou Harris' version is the ONLY version as far as I'm concerned. I think it was written by a Brit. I hadn't heard of Mark Knopfler until he teamed up with Emmylou, they put an album out together. I will check those clips with Chet Atkins!Born to Run was on her Cimarron album. This version is more in line with the album version, it's more uptempo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od4bPniakcA
Never heard of Knopfler? Dire Straits' front man! Though I suppose Dire Straits is a bit too pop/mainstream for you.The guy is a guitar genius I'd place on a par with any of the modern day legends.
I quit paying much attention to rock at about the time those guys came along. I recall they weren't too bad. That one song that played on the radio had some mean guitar riffs.Speaking of mean guitar riffs, how about Clarence Gatemouth Brown doing Pressure Cooker? :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ40kVRvcdk
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