As far as I know -- I saw him live at Troy Music Hall a few years ago. He is an inspiration for me picking 12-string guitar.My god is Leo Kottke still alive?
That is one band that I just never "got". I always thought they were trying to hard. Too jazzy and too flashy. But to be fair, I never gave them a chance. And when I was a young one, it was always know-it-all middle-aged guys that loved them. Anyways, I have LOVED nearly every one of his solo LPs. So maybe I'm growing into one of those middle-aged know-it-alls. When I get to the shop today, I'm going to give the Straits a fair shake. I'll play them all in chronological order (and quit when I get to "Brothers in Arms".....I heard that enough in high school for an entire lifetime) and re-evaluate them.That's the thing about a thread like this... It just asks for those "...and how could I forget..." updates to one's original list. Thus:
How could I forget Dire Straits...?