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Mark Knopfler Discussion => Down The Road Wherever => Topic started by: shangri la 1 on September 22, 2018, 05:22:03 am

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Post by: shangri la 1 on September 22, 2018, 05:22:03 am
(https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6309.0;attach=3001)
Don’t Suck Me In  Mark Knopfler (5:17)

LYRICS

She was dancing at the Lucky Spot
Then she was at The Flame
Then she went to the Red Rooster
But the story was the same
Had a boyfriend name of Buddy
Then she had a guy called Slim
Married a cat played bebop drums
Whatever happened to him?
Who knows what kind of a dive
She’s currently working in
Don’t know, don’t care
Don’t suck me
Don’t suck me in

Remember that jack of all trades
And a master of none
Played rock or pop, they’d tell him what
He was just another gun
Teenybop in Tokyo
Bubblegum in France
A mister glass half-empty
A pessimist in advance
Now it’s looking like free fall
The work’s not coming in
Don’t even ask, my friend
Don’t suck me
Don’t suck me in

And your so-called business partner
Was another fair weather friend
All he really cared about
Was what was due his end
He liked to check his bank account
Hang with the pimps and liars
Come creeping by to sniff the wind
Show up to kick the tyres
Now he’s in some kind of a dive
Maybe it’s a tailspin
I don’t want to know, my friend
Don’t suck me
Don’t suck me in

Your second cousin’s Uncle Frank
Is coming into town
With crap for all the family
And to see what’s going down
He’ll eat you out of house and home
Disappear your wine
Says he could have been a concert pianist
If he’d only had the time
You pulled the pin on that grenade
Now you’re stuck with him
Don’t even ask, my friend
Don’t suck me
Don’t suck me in

© © 2018 Will D. Side Limited
℗ 2018 Will D. Side Limited

CHORDS: Don’t Suck Me In - by quizzaciously
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/mark_knopfler/......tba

VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN4Pr9gbM2E
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Post by: Dutchessy on November 14, 2018, 09:20:03 pm
Dire Straits is back  ;D ;D
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 14, 2018, 09:25:18 pm
It's such a great track ... it had to be the single ... A MUST... Early Straits feel 1977/1978...

LE
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 14, 2018, 09:31:54 pm
By the way .. they messed it up AGAIN ...the names of two bonus tracks are reversed... Sky And Water is Don't Suck Me In and vice versa...

LE
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 14, 2018, 09:33:24 pm
you have got them all already ?
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Post by: Dutchessy on November 14, 2018, 09:38:33 pm
By the way .. they messed it up AGAIN ...the names of two bonus tracks are reversed... Sky And Water is Don't Suck Me In and vice versa...

LE

Probably a mistake from the uploader (it's on the internet somewhere)
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 14, 2018, 09:42:54 pm
Do you think so?
It was exactly the same with Tracker.. as if they only can count to 17...

LE
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Post by: dmg on November 14, 2018, 09:48:04 pm
Such a pity we won't hear this live.  And why is it only a bonus track???!!!
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 14, 2018, 09:49:24 pm
Indeed! One of the best tracks and so surprising.

LE
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Post by: herlock on November 14, 2018, 09:52:05 pm
Did I miss an episode ? All these songs are available ? On a radio stream ? Can I get links please ? :)
How do you know in advance that this one Won't be played live ??
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Post by: hfscardoso on November 14, 2018, 09:53:28 pm
Did I miss an episode ? All these songs are available ? On a radio stream ? Can I get links please ? :)
How do you know in advance that this one Won't be played live ??

Same here.... what am I missing???
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Post by: dmg on November 14, 2018, 09:54:58 pm
Did I miss an episode ? All these songs are available ? On a radio stream ? Can I get links please ? :)
How do you know in advance that this one Won't be played live ??

Just assuming since it's a bonus track.
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Post by: pitx on November 14, 2018, 09:56:01 pm
Can I get links please
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 14, 2018, 10:08:01 pm
Did I miss an episode ? All these songs are available ? On a radio stream ? Can I get links please ? :)
How do you know in advance that this one Won't be played live ??

Just assuming since it's a bonus track.

This track could replace Sultans for me anytime. Imagine a break before the end ..only strumming ...

LE
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Post by: herlock on November 14, 2018, 10:10:59 pm
Guys, instead of torturing us... Could you help please ? :)
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Post by: Nick14 on November 14, 2018, 10:12:35 pm
Any DM for these tracks much appreciated!
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Post by: dmg on November 14, 2018, 10:17:45 pm
Did I miss an episode ? All these songs are available ? On a radio stream ? Can I get links please ? :)
How do you know in advance that this one Won't be played live ??

Just assuming since it's a bonus track.

This track could replace Sultans for me anytime. Imagine a break before the end ..only strumming ...

LE

Why replace?  Let's have both!  ;D
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Post by: followmehome217 on November 14, 2018, 10:19:17 pm
Where are you guys getting these tracks???
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Post by: GIUMK on November 14, 2018, 10:59:11 pm
Guys, but where did you listen to him? Do you already have PM?
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Post by: richardmu on November 14, 2018, 11:19:58 pm
Didnt see this one in the leaks on various sites. Where is it coming from ?
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Post by: hfscardoso on November 14, 2018, 11:29:00 pm
Can someone send me a link of this one please..... 

My Box Set hasn't even left amazon

please!!!!
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Post by: Neville Sherman on November 14, 2018, 11:43:07 pm
Yes please - have ordered the full edition but living in Vietnam and having to post to my Dad in the UK it is going to be weeks before I get it! Any help listening to this new music would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Neville
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Post by: JF on November 14, 2018, 11:52:40 pm
Dire Straits is back  ;D ;D

 :thumbsup :thumbsup I did say that for the "official" album, but it's indeed also thz cas for this bonus track  ;D
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Post by: dmg on November 14, 2018, 11:59:30 pm
I don't want to build his hopes up but I think Dusty will love this one.
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 15, 2018, 12:18:52 am
Good one but not so great frankly
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Post by: herlock on November 15, 2018, 12:23:43 am
Dire Straits is back  ;D ;D

 :thumbsup :thumbsup I did say that for the "official" album, but it's indeed also thz cas for this bonus track  ;D
I said that for OSAAT :)
If Mark does not play it live, I kill him...
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 15, 2018, 12:25:07 am
Dire Straits is back  ;D ;D

 :thumbsup :thumbsup I did say that for the "official" album, but it's indeed also thz cas for this bonus track  ;D
I said that for OSAAT :)
If Mark does not play it live, I kill him...

not many chance I guess
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Post by: herlock on November 15, 2018, 12:26:36 am
I'm talking about OSAAT, not DSMI
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Post by: Eddie Fox on November 15, 2018, 12:37:16 am
Could someone please present me with this?  :wave 8)
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Post by: Eddie Fox on November 15, 2018, 12:38:02 am
And the others, of course  :lol
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Post by: kaleo74 on November 15, 2018, 02:15:03 am
Can someone share both songs please?
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Post by: Fletch on November 15, 2018, 06:50:30 am
As by precedent, with this quality of bonus track, I can only dream of an official Bootleg Series for MK!
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Post by: GIUMK on November 15, 2018, 08:36:06 am
Guys, can you please send me the PM of the last songs? Please, Thanks, in advance.
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Post by: superval99 on November 15, 2018, 10:48:49 am
I like this song, but the sound quality is pretty trebly and sharp compared with the rest of the songs!    :-\
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 15, 2018, 10:51:39 am
I guess it's recorded from the record maybe analog or somehow? All three vinyl bonus songs sound that way... As the source has put it online?

LE
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Post by: jbaent on November 15, 2018, 10:57:43 am
I guess it's recorded from the record maybe analog or somehow? All three vinyl bonus songs sound that way... As the source has put it online?

LE

Yes, thats it.

The digital download is not active yet so the person who kindly shared the files put the vinyl in its turntable and recorded them from it, thats why the three sounds different and lower.
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 15, 2018, 11:05:05 am
I remember an interview from around the time of the Notting Hillbillies album release 1990 where he used the phrase I am a Jack of a few trades, Master of none.
It was a German Magazine but the Magazine left it untranslated which was good... so I heard and learned  that phrase for the first time and now it turns up again in one of his songs, slightly different. I know that it is probably a common saying and it means nothing special that he uses it, but somehow I love  how everything turns up in his lyrics that we have read from him over the years (Vince in Basil the same, or that picking my way out of here. .)

LE
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Post by: Eddie Fox on November 15, 2018, 11:15:23 am
This one is officially joining Long Highway, Camerado, Early Bird and Terminal of Tribute to on the b-sides that should’ve been singles team. Why? WHY??  :smack :hmm

What a song!
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Post by: straitsway75 on November 15, 2018, 11:38:15 am
woww this is Mark Knopfler you know  :clap :clap :clap
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 15, 2018, 12:59:03 pm
yes clearly not the original quality, digital download must be much better
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Post by: jabbathehut on November 15, 2018, 01:49:08 pm
Possible to have a bonus pm.thanks
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Post by: enrkaton82 on November 15, 2018, 02:03:11 pm
Anyone can send a PM?

I swear that i won´t grab and run!  :lol
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Post by: pitx on November 15, 2018, 07:16:03 pm
 :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap i love
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Post by: Darling Pretty on November 15, 2018, 07:50:36 pm
Straight from the first Straits record.
Like the rythm very much.
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Post by: neco on November 15, 2018, 08:01:59 pm
It's really hard to resist with all those comments!  :P

Can someone share it with me via PM?
Thanks!

EDIT: Got it, many thanks!
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Post by: Darling Pretty on November 15, 2018, 08:11:32 pm
Are we sure we can originally download those bonus tracks?
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Post by: enrkaton82 on November 15, 2018, 08:15:49 pm
I still have not listened to (still don´t have it). I wonder about the kind of song in this one. For those of you that have listened it... Is in the same vein of Beryl, with the straits rymth and the strato licks? Or is another kind of song?

You guess... I got my imagination... Working overtime *Paul Franklin breaks into*
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Post by: baloney on November 15, 2018, 08:20:52 pm
Someone to give me a link of these bonus songs ?
I have the Delux CD, but not this strange Vinyl set...  >:( :smack

Thanks a lot !  :wave :wave
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Post by: henk1951 on November 15, 2018, 08:23:57 pm
Same question as a lot of other people. PM for link bonus songs? Thanks
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Post by: Solid Rock on November 15, 2018, 08:57:27 pm
This is a really nice Mark song! :clap
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 15, 2018, 08:58:02 pm
Straight from the first Straits record.
Like the rythm very much.

Exactly my thoughts and yes, me too. Absolutely cool track.

LE
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Post by: followmehome217 on November 15, 2018, 09:00:39 pm
Would love a link to this song if anybody has one!
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Post by: Kris-b on November 15, 2018, 09:04:42 pm
Can anybody share the link for the songs not on the Deluxe album, thanks a lot!
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Post by: Kris-b on November 15, 2018, 09:47:47 pm
Can anybody share the link for the songs not on the Deluxe album, thanks a lot!
Thanks a lot!
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Post by: Alchemian75 on November 15, 2018, 10:31:38 pm
Can anybody share with me the bonus tracks, please! Thanks!
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Post by: xardas on November 15, 2018, 11:03:18 pm
Me to, me to, please, ultra deluxe bonus songs..
PM or email
matej.dolsina@gmail.com

Thanks in advance
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Post by: Giulio70 on November 16, 2018, 11:52:04 am
Me to, me to, please, ultra deluxe bonus songs..
PM or email
matej.dolsina@gmail.com

Thanks in advance

mee too please  :wave
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Post by: Nick14 on November 16, 2018, 12:48:56 pm
I have those three songs in less than great quality - which I was very grateful for - but if anyone has them in better quality a DM would be very much appreciated!
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 16, 2018, 12:56:12 pm
Folks!!!
As long as the download platform isn't working there is no chance to get them in proper quality if at all.  Apart from a high end record player making the effort of recording it from the vinyl..
 So patience please!

LE
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Post by: Nick14 on November 16, 2018, 01:24:17 pm
Thanks LE - I will be patient! This is another terrific song. If you compile all the bonus etc songs from MK it is a magnificent body of work - this is yet another one - why they want to make them so hard to hear is beyond me!
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Post by: Jasper90 on November 16, 2018, 03:36:56 pm
Love the song! ;D. Again lifting and nicely up-tempo, nice guitar ;D :clap.
Should have been on the regular album :thumbsup
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Post by: pitx on November 16, 2018, 03:48:31 pm
Link please please
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Post by: Leprechaun on November 16, 2018, 06:36:15 pm
Would someone be so kind to send me a link or PM?

Thank you!
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Post by: juju4810 on November 16, 2018, 06:46:07 pm
Can someone send me bonus songs? Please Please  :wave  :)
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Post by: shyguyjay on November 16, 2018, 09:00:40 pm
Been listening to the new album but sure would love to hear this bonus track as I can't find it to buy digitally! Can anyone help me out? Hope you're all enjoying the new music!
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Post by: followmehome217 on November 16, 2018, 09:13:13 pm
If we don't get this song (plus the other 2 bonus tracks) it'll be a real shame.
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Post by: Domse on November 17, 2018, 12:25:57 am
Same for me. Would love to hear the bonus tracks. The album is so fantastic. Heard a lot about the bonus songs, that they should have made it to the album.

Thanks so much!

Someone to give me a link of these bonus songs ?
I have the Delux CD, but not this strange Vinyl set...  >:( :smack

Thanks a lot !  :wave :wave
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Post by: neco on November 17, 2018, 11:24:30 am
Looove the guitar work on this one.. i must say i am still very surprised that he did so much lead guitar stuff on this album, which is really great! Didn‘t thin we would necessarely hear that again after tracker
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Post by: SamGolden on November 17, 2018, 12:41:18 pm
Looove the guitar work on this one.. i must say i am still very surprised that he did so much lead guitar stuff on this album, which is really great! Didn‘t thin we would necessarely hear that again after tracker

please also PM me too for bonus tarcks
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Post by: Bruno Howell on November 17, 2018, 01:38:32 pm
Hi,
As many I'd love to here this track and the others unreleased ones ;D
Can somebody kindly send me a link in PM please ?

I enjoyed so much this album and reviews are so great for this tracks I hope they will be more widely available 😉
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Post by: Knopflerfan on November 17, 2018, 01:50:09 pm
Hi,
As many I'd love to here this track and the others unreleased ones ;D
Can somebody kindly send me a link in PM please ?

I enjoyed so much this album and reviews are so great for this tracks I hope they will be more widely available 😉

https://www.amarkintime.org/forum/index.php?topic=6484.0
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 17, 2018, 05:54:50 pm
no doubt this should have been in the main album
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 17, 2018, 09:39:33 pm
the more I listen to this one the more it's absurd to me how this is not in the album

hope it's at least played live, it would be really great
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Post by: jabbathehut on November 17, 2018, 09:42:20 pm
No doubt instead of all this faffing around a 20 song double cd should have been released.No one is buying 12 songs when 16 are available for a few pounds more
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 17, 2018, 10:02:19 pm
the more I listen to this one the more it's absurd to me how this is not in the album

hope it's at least played live, it would be really great

Agree.

LE
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Post by: GIUMK on November 17, 2018, 10:22:37 pm
the more I listen to this one the more it's absurd to me how this is not in the album

hope it's at least played live, it would be really great

You're right PensaGhost but, unfortunately for us, it's a marketing strategy, it's business. There would be no interest in buying the box set edition without any of the three songs having a reference to the Straits style (at least for most of its old fans). In part the same thing happened with the deluxe version of Tracker that contained Terminal Tribute at the expense of the standard version.
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Post by: naif on November 17, 2018, 10:45:57 pm
The best song on the album. How could a song like that stay out? I really find Mark's song choices very interesting. Now that you think of a new album from the songs that have not been made since 1996, released a new album. Suppose we listen to all these songs for the first time. Wouldn't that be the best album of Mark's solo career?
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Post by: dustyvalentino on November 17, 2018, 11:19:17 pm
I don't want to build his hopes up but I think Dusty will love this one.
Looking forward to it. I hear the early leaks were crap so I'm waiting for good vinyl rips before I listen.
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Post by: localhero1986 on November 17, 2018, 11:42:24 pm
Wowwww, playing this one right now for the first t8me on my turntable and it’s absolutely a killer song. Right from the start I thought OSAAT was already top level but really, this one is amazing! Time to flip to side B... 8) 8)
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Post by: mschaap on November 17, 2018, 11:42:57 pm
Mediocre song to me, at its place as bonus track. Pretty rusty, uninspired and repetitive lead guitar playing. And I think the guitar tone/sound is pretty weak as well.
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Post by: Solid Rock on November 18, 2018, 02:51:09 pm
the more I listen to this one the more it's absurd to me how this is not in the album

hope it's at least played live, it would be really great

 :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 04:32:02 pm
Which guitar is used for lead? Any ideas?

LE
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Post by: tunnel85 on November 18, 2018, 04:58:58 pm
What can I say ?
Once again, the best track is not on the album  :-[

It can't be a surprise anymore.  These guys are profesionnals, their job is to make and sell records, they can't ignore when a song is a gem. You can miss one from time to time, but Kingdom come, Gravy train, camerado, Terminal of tribute to, don't suck me in... that's a lot. 

And I don't mention the gems that made the cut on the album but not on the stage (Yon two crows ? Silvertown blues ?)


 
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 18, 2018, 05:10:39 pm
What can I say ?
Once again, the best track is not on the album  :-[

It can't be a surprise anymore.  These guys are profesionnals, their job is to make and sell records, they can't ignore when a song is a gem. You can miss one from time to time, but Kingdom come, Gravy train, camerado, Terminal of tribute to, don't suck me in... that's a lot. 

And I don't mention the gems that made the cut on the album but not on the stage (Yon two crows ? Silvertown blues ?)

100% correct and unfortunately the problem is MK, believe me, he makes the decisions.
it's the same guy who released on the night without telegraph tunnel sultans planet, which is the most absurd musical decision in the history of music, so it must come by no suprirse that now, for the 2nd album in a row, the best song is not on the album.

I would pay any sum to have those 4 songs from on the night and any sum for a cd which includes Don't Suck me in but I guess
I won't get any of the 2. Ever. Really sad stuff.
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Post by: Love Expresso on November 18, 2018, 05:16:32 pm
Well we HAVE Terminal Of Tribute To and when I listen to Tracker I have a 18-track-play list. So for me the song belongs to the album. Same with Early Bird and Get Lucky. So we DO get the songs and that's the main thing about it. I am sure these new three songs will be made available sooner or later in digital format for sure and then my DTRW list is 19 tracks.

Agree about On The Night, especially in leaving place for that Encore maxi-CD.  "You had ONE job..."

LE
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Post by: herlock on November 18, 2018, 05:27:46 pm
Not to forget, for OTN: Iron Hand (fantastic live), Portobello Belle, I think I love you too much,...
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Post by: dustyvalentino on November 18, 2018, 05:58:50 pm
Seems clear for OTN they wanted a single album for commercial reasons and the tried to have not too much overlap with Alchemy.

LE, guess on guitar after one listen was Gibson 330.
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Post by: Friday Night on November 18, 2018, 06:46:06 pm
How could a song like that stay out? I really find Mark's song choices very interesting.
Maybe because it's partly very similar to J.J. Cale's Lies?
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Post by: martako on November 18, 2018, 08:36:02 pm
Can someone share this song with me too please, thank you very much!
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Post by: superval99 on November 19, 2018, 02:34:04 pm
Really love this song!    Reminds me a lot of a Malpaso Gang song!     ;)    ;D
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Post by: dustyvalentino on November 19, 2018, 03:06:23 pm
Really love this song!    Reminds me a lot of a Malpaso Gang song!     ;)    ;D

DMG said the same thing!
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Post by: superval99 on November 19, 2018, 03:24:45 pm
Really love this song!    Reminds me a lot of a Malpaso Gang song!     ;)    ;D

DMG said the same thing!

You know what they say about great minds?    ;D
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Post by: dmg on November 19, 2018, 03:35:41 pm
Really love this song!    Reminds me a lot of a Malpaso Gang song!     ;)    ;D

DMG said the same thing!

You know what they say about great minds?    ;D

...and fools seldom differ!  :lol
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 19, 2018, 04:21:43 pm
is David Knop... playing the rythm guitar in this one ?  :P
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Post by: quizzaciously on November 19, 2018, 04:30:32 pm
is David Knop... playing the rythm guitar in this one ?  :P

I think Mark has already answered this question in the song itself:

Don’t know, don’t care
Don’t suck me
Don’t suck me in

 :lol :lol :lol
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Post by: richardmu on November 19, 2018, 04:32:30 pm
Are the lyrics wrong ? I hear 'dont suck me in' twice not 'duck suck me, don't suck me in'
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Post by: Justme on November 19, 2018, 05:25:24 pm
is David Knop... playing the rythm guitar in this one ?  :P

 :hmm :lol :clap
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Post by: dustyvalentino on November 19, 2018, 07:04:15 pm
is David Knop... playing the rythm guitar in this one ?  :P

Considering he didn't even play rhythm on the first two DS albums, probably not :)
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 19, 2018, 07:14:23 pm
is David Knop... playing the rythm guitar in this one ?  :P

Considering he didn't even play rhythm on the first two DS albums, probably not :)

what did he play ? the flute ?
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Post by: jbaent on November 19, 2018, 08:39:32 pm
Aren't credits for these songs in the maxi?
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Post by: JF on November 20, 2018, 02:31:10 pm
LE, guess on guitar after one listen was Gibson 330.

yes maybe.
I thougth it sounds P90 to me, so why not the blue pensa ?
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Post by: dustyvalentino on November 20, 2018, 05:56:05 pm
LE, guess on guitar after one listen was Gibson 330.

yes maybe.
I thougth it sounds P90 to me, so why not the blue pensa ?

It was just my thought, more of a "boxy" sound than the Pensa which actually doesn't sound that different to the Les Pauls. Also MK said in Guitarist magazine that he used the 330 on the album, but I don't have anything else to go on!
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Post by: Jasper90 on November 20, 2018, 07:59:34 pm
This song really grows on me! I liked it a lot from the first listen, but now... I love it!  :clap. I can't get enough of it!  ;D

Would also love to hear this one live ;D
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Post by: vr46mk on November 20, 2018, 08:01:41 pm
This song really grows on me! I liked it a lot from the first listen, but now... I love it!  :clap. I can't get enough of it!  ;D

Would also love to hear this one live ;D

As long as they don't call the tour DTRW Tour and really mean that by playing the whole album :D

I would like to hear Marbletown and What It Is live as they were excluded last time in Sweden.. I know Marbletown was played on most other venues
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Post by: localhero1986 on November 21, 2018, 09:44:14 pm
This song really grows on me! I liked it a lot from the first listen, but now... I love it!  :clap. I can't get enough of it!  ;D

Would also love to hear this one live ;D

As long as they don't call the tour DTRW Tour and really mean that by playing the whole album :D

I would like to hear Marbletown and What It Is live as they were excluded last time in Sweden.. I know Marbletown was played on most other venues

Wait, what? Well, it'd be a surprise if he'd have a setlist alike the GH tour: playing almost all songs from the new album with a few oldies! 8)
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Post by: PensaGhost on November 22, 2018, 01:38:02 am
LE, guess on guitar after one listen was Gibson 330.

yes maybe.
I thougth it sounds P90 to me, so why not the blue pensa ?

It was just my thought, more of a "boxy" sound than the Pensa which actually doesn't sound that different to the Les Pauls. Also MK said in Guitarist magazine that he used the 330 on the album, but I don't have anything else to go on!

definitely not the Pensa, could be the 330
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Post by: kaleo74 on November 22, 2018, 04:02:50 am
Same guitar used on Blood and Water
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Post by: hunter on November 27, 2018, 05:42:02 am
Had a first good listen to this track now (with proper sound quality). This song has great potential, but I feel both the production and Mark's vocals are too restrained somehow to make it really groove and rock. I can just imagine how it would have sounded with the original DS sound and Mark singing like he did on In The Gallery ("mmmmmm Harry made a bareback rider"). I know, 40 years ago and all that, but THAT'S what this song should have sounded like - in my mind ha-ha Could be great live!
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Post by: Rail King on November 27, 2018, 09:56:45 am
Had a first good listen to this track now (with proper sound quality). This song has great potential, but I feel both the production and Mark's vocals are too restrained somehow to make it really groove and rock. I can just imagine how it would have sounded with the original DS sound and Mark singing like he did on In The Gallery ("mmmmmm Harry made a bareback rider"). I know, 40 years ago and all that, but THAT'S what this song should have sounded like - in my mind ha-ha Could be great live!

Agree about the early Straits feel and it being somewhat subdued. Which might be due to the the recording from vinyl, though. I'm confident that the official release will sound much sharper. And I love this song, too - it's true that Mark could publish a whole - brilliant - album with just B-sides by now. Even a double album.

By the way, did anybody think that the vocal pause before "Don't even ask, my friend"/"Don't wanna know, my friend" etc. was longer than you'd expect when you first listen to it? Very unexpected rhythmically. I'm sure musicians have a technical term for that.

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Post by: Rail King on November 27, 2018, 12:33:35 pm
Oh, and another detail. There's one little thing in the lyrics here that I stumbled upon: "A pessimist in advance". Is there any other way to be a pessimist? Isn't pessimism something that happens in advance by definition? You can't be a pessimist in retrospect, can you.

This might be a rare instance of Mark not being super careful with his lyrics.
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Post by: hunter on November 27, 2018, 02:20:49 pm
Oh, and another detail. There's one little thing in the lyrics here that I stumbled upon: "A pessimist in advance". Is there any other way to be a pessimist? Isn't pessimism something that happens in advance by definition? You can't be a pessimist in retrospect, can you.

This might be a rare instance of Mark not being super careful with his lyrics.

I think he just means a pessimistic predisposition.
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Post by: JF on November 27, 2018, 09:32:39 pm
it's true that Mark could publish a whole - brilliant - album with just B-sides by now. Even a double album.

sure, there is far enough stuff to release this kind of comp, but I prefer listen to the bonus/b-sides tracks just after the album, rather than all of them in a row.
because in terme of sound and production, they are "dated" and fit more with the songs from the same era.

I prefer listen to "Time in the sun" just after "Piper to the end", or "Summer of love" just after "don't crash the ambulance", rather than listen to them in a row, between "let's see you" and "occupation blues". It would not make really "muscial" sense to me, so to say

That said, of course if such an "album" wille be releasde one day, of course I'll buy it !But not sure if I will listent to it as a whole piece
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Post by: peterromer on November 29, 2018, 11:49:45 am
I hoped for a goldnugget among the bonus tracks and WOW, this "Dont Suck Me In" is fantastic.
Cant wait to hopefully hear this live. 
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Post by: Eddie Fox on December 01, 2018, 12:20:50 pm
LE, guess on guitar after one listen was Gibson 330.

yes maybe.
I thougth it sounds P90 to me, so why not the blue pensa ?

It was just my thought, more of a "boxy" sound than the Pensa which actually doesn't sound that different to the Les Pauls. Also MK said in Guitarist magazine that he used the 330 on the album, but I don't have anything else to go on!

definitely not the Pensa, could be the 330

My guess is the signature Strat or, believe it or not, the good old red Schecter.
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Post by: straitsway75 on December 01, 2018, 03:00:23 pm
IMO Don't suck me in had to be chosen as a SINGLE not in bonus track
Is a song powerful, great rhythm, great licks...in conclusion Mark Knopfler 100%  8)
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Post by: shangri la 1 on December 09, 2018, 06:25:53 am
The lyrics to this one seem to be quite "direct" if not personal, as if they relate to past encounters or observations?

Remember that jack of all trades
And a master of none
Played rock or pop, they’d tell him what
He was just another gun
Teenybop in Tokyo
Bubblegum in France

This was the time when Mark & Dire Straits were living on lentils at Deptford...trying to get a start...

your so-called business partner
Was another fair weather friend
All he really cared about
Was what was due his end
He liked to check his bank account
Hang with the pimps and liars
Come creeping by to sniff the wind
Show up to kick the tyres

A music or business Manager? Someone who managed 'their' business, or for a friend? Probably describes most Music Industry managers from all era's...  ;)

Your second cousin’s Uncle Frank
Is coming into town
With crap for all the family
And to see what’s going down
He’ll eat you out of house and home
Disappear your wine
Says he could have been a concert pianist
If he’d only had the time


Un-unwanted older relative of a friend or acquaintance who was (strong on the tooth) who out stayed their welcome?
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Post by: dustyvalentino on December 09, 2018, 10:10:13 am
Disagree with your interpretation of the first verse, appears to be about a session musician of some sort.
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Post by: Knopflerfan on December 10, 2018, 03:39:43 pm
I'm wondering if the first verse is a 'pop' at DS Legacy??
The third verse is legendary, and it always makes me chuckle. Perhaps MK had an 'Uncle' Frank who would bring 'crap' when he visited??
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Post by: dmg on December 10, 2018, 05:05:15 pm
I'm wondering if the first verse is a 'pop' at DS Legacy??
The third verse is legendary, and it always makes me chuckle. Perhaps MK had an 'Uncle' Frank who would bring 'crap' when he visited??

Maybe the "concert pianist" part is a pop at AC in that case... :think

"Eat you out of house and home" - reference to Phil eating the sausages!  Er, or whomever it was...  ;D
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Post by: Knopflerfan on December 10, 2018, 05:36:17 pm
I'm wondering if the first verse is a 'pop' at DS Legacy??
The third verse is legendary, and it always makes me chuckle. Perhaps MK had an 'Uncle' Frank who would bring 'crap' when he visited??

Maybe the "concert pianist" part is a pop at AC in that case... :think

"Eat you out of house and home" - reference to Phil eating the sausages!  Er, or whomever it was...  ;D

'Jack of all trades, master of none' - AC again??

Actually the more you read the lyrics the more it could be about AC.....
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Post by: shangri la 1 on December 11, 2018, 12:28:25 am
Disagree with your interpretation of the first verse, appears to be about a session musician of some sort.
Yes I agree Dusty. On 2nd thoughts the Jap-pop & bubblegum rock era was well before the Deptford times. Almost certainly another muso though, but  :think hard to come up with a likely candidate, specific to the 60's and early 70's?
Someone who was popular in the pop/rock scene in Japan and France?
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Post by: Eddie Fox on December 11, 2018, 01:28:56 pm
I don't think it's about Alan at all. Sounds like he's talking about some session musician from the 1960's or 1970's he met or heard of who'd record anything he was given in order to make a living but wasn't really good at any particular style, just average overall.
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Post by: Eddie Fox on December 11, 2018, 01:34:23 pm
Disagree with your interpretation of the first verse, appears to be about a session musician of some sort.
Yes I agree Dusty. On 2nd thoughts the Jap-pop & bubblegum rock era was well before the Deptford times. Almost certainly another muso though, but  :think hard to come up with a likely candidate, specific to the 60's and early 70's?
Someone who was popular in the pop/rock scene in Japan and France?

I wouldn't be so literal, my guess is it's metaphorical, a musician who'd take any session he came across. And even if it was literal, as a session musician (just another gun) he wouldn't be popular, he'd just be playing for artists who were.
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Post by: shangri la 1 on December 13, 2018, 11:19:47 am
Yes Eddie,
You may well be onto something there. In many of Mark's works, I still find it difficult to know when he literally has someone specific in mind, like the guy in the store on MFN or the Brexit guy in MBR, and then we have the guy with 2 fingers not working and a crook back in MM. I think this is what makes Mark such a formidable storyteller.

The way he crafts these stories reminds me of a quote that he made eons ago, and it was about how his songs “work on so many different levels”. Here we are all these years later with some of his most enduring fans are we are still finding these same levels of difference he referred to back then. I think this may, actually be at the crux of my “obsession” (via my pretty average attempts at putting some of these stories onto a visual level), for editing these videos I try to upload on AMIT TV.

 
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Post by: PensaGhost on May 12, 2019, 06:59:15 pm
Guy Fletcher says Gibson Les Paul Standard R9
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Post by: Rudigerr on January 31, 2020, 11:46:44 am
Hi everyone.

Just discovered this forum. Great!

Had a question about 'don't suck me in'. First of all, another gem! does anybody know on which album this song can be found? i'm keeping the cd era in honor so I'm looking for an album that contains this song. Looks like an impossible search.

Greetings from Holland.
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Post by: vr46mk on January 31, 2020, 12:18:13 pm
Hi everyone.

Just discovered this forum. Great!

Had a question about 'don't suck me in'. First of all, another gem! does anybody know on which album this song can be found? i'm keeping the cd era in honor so I'm looking for an album that contains this song. Looks like an impossible search.

Greetings from Holland.

Welcome onboard  :wave

Don't suck me in and the other bonus songs can be found on the limited edition Boxset, which contains both CD and vinyl. If i remember right there was a download option too, can't remember if it was for the boxset purchases or any of the other editions.

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Post by: Dutchessy on February 01, 2020, 11:31:53 am
Hi everyone.

Just discovered this forum. Great!

Had a question about 'don't suck me in'. First of all, another gem! does anybody know on which album this song can be found? i'm keeping the cd era in honor so I'm looking for an album that contains this song. Looks like an impossible search.

Greetings from Holland.

Welcome!

Greetings from Holland ;)
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Post by: Rudigerr on February 01, 2020, 10:45:57 pm
Hi everyone.

Just discovered this forum. Great!

Had a question about 'don't suck me in'. First of all, another gem! does anybody know on which album this song can be found? i'm keeping the cd era in honor so I'm looking for an album that contains this song. Looks like an impossible search.

Greetings from Holland.

Welcome onboard  :wave

Don't suck me in and the other bonus songs can be found on the limited edition Boxset, which contains both CD and vinyl. If i remember right there was a download option too, can't remember if it was for the boxset purchases or any of the other editions.

Tnx for the words of welcome and hit towards finding the song. If I search on the limited boxed set, I only get the song on vinyl:

Bonus 12" Vinyl:
Side 1:
1. Drovers' Road
2. Don't Suck Me In
Side 2:
3. Sky and Water
4. Pale Imitation

Deluxe CD:
1. Trapper Man
2. Back On the Dance Floor
3. Nobody's Child
4. Just A Boy Away From Home
5. When You Leave
6. Good On You Son
7. My Bacon Roll
8. Nobody Does That
9. Drovers' Road
10. One Song At A Time
11. Floating Away
12. Slow Learner
13. Heavy Up
14. Every Heart In the Room
15. Rear View Mirror
16. Matchstick Man
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Post by: Dutchessy on February 04, 2020, 09:22:39 am
There is a download code with it where you can download the songs.
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Post by: Knopflerfan on August 12, 2021, 08:53:18 pm
This is still a storming track, especially having not played it for a while!!