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Local Hero

Mark Knopfler

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a niche market

Music links us to a time and this to a big year (1983) for me. That aside the recuring theme Knopfler uses in the album is a great one and still as haunting to new listerners (my kids) as it was to me in 1983, in my view his best yet. Lots of the tracks are links between the main 6 tracks but despite this add to the piece as a whole.

Toon toon

Wild theme is a must for any member of the toon army

good :p

I remember listening to this in the car when I was young.


Born: 12 August 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The most celebrated British guitar hero to emerge in the 1970s and '80s, Mark Knopfler rose to fame as the leader of Dire Straits, and his songwriting and incisive guitar work played a decisive role in making them an international success story. At a time when punk and new wave were making technique for its own sake seem irrelevant, and metal was taking the guitar solo in noisier and unpredictable directions, Knopfler's clean but dexterous picking proved there was still room for traditionalism and...
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