Brothers In Arms
International best-seller 'Brothers in Arms' brings the atmospheric, jazz-rock inclinations of 'Love Over Gold' into a pop setting.
the initial success of 'Brothers in Arms' was helped considerably by the clever computer-animated video for 'Money for Nothing', a sardonic attack on MTV. But what keeps the record selling is Mark Knopfler's increased sense of pop songcraft -- 'Money for Nothing' has an indelible guitar riff, 'Walk of Life' is a catchy up-tempo boogie variation on 'Sultans of Swing,' and the melodies of the bluesy 'So Far Away' and the down-tempo, Everly Brothers-style 'Why Worry' are wistful and lovely. Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them. 'Brothers in Arms' remains one of their most focused & accomplished albums In its succinct pop sense, it's distinctively important within their catalogue. Will please fans of The Police, Tom petty & Bruce ''the boss'' springsteen.....& more recently, the war on drugs.