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Author Topic: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK  (Read 1405 times)

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Ever hear a song and it sounds like the guitarist is copying MK?

Now to be fair, you take a strat in a 2 or 4 setting and you play melodically you start sounding like MK, but sometimes it sounds pretty obvious.

Check out the solo on this tune from about 2 mins in.



Any other examples?
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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 05:32:11 pm »
Ever hear a song and it sounds like the guitarist is copying MK?

Now to be fair, you take a strat in a 2 or 4 setting and you play melodically you start sounding like MK, but sometimes it sounds pretty obvious.

Check out the solo on this tune from about 2 mins in.



Any other examples?


That's Albert Lee for you. He plays some incredible guitar on that album. Here's one from his solo album Speechless:



Incredibly melodic player. I think it's the country influence in Mark's and Albert's playing that make them sound similar. But who knows, maybe Albert's a huge MK fan?

How about this from John Illsley's album Glass with Jerry Donahue on lead guitar?



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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 06:06:12 pm »
And of course anyone playing on Clapton's JJ Cale tribute album  ;D

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Love Albert Lee and I’ve been lucky enough to meet him, but it doesn’t sound like him on that track. His sound is pretty distinctive.
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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 02:54:06 pm »
Albert Lee an MK fan? Don't think so  ::)

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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2022, 03:19:19 pm »
I often think about how MK got lucky by getting famous for this kind of sound and that at the time probably only J. J. Cale was known for this type of sound and MK often got blamed for copying it. Simply because it's really nothing but a Strat and 2 or 4 settings depending on how you look at it. MK has probably the cheapest ticket to enter in terms of the sound experience, though he's got one of the most expensive tickets for actually playing all this stuff. Heck, I even manage to get a decent MK tone from my $99 Strat, so less than that would be only playing air guitar.

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Richard Thompson kind of did the sound first as well.
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Love Albert Lee and I’ve been lucky enough to meet him, but it doesn’t sound like him on that track. His sound is pretty distinctive.

I live quite near The Stables, a small theatre where John Illsley  filmed one of his live dvds (I think…!

Albert Lee is often there but generally he’s playing piano. Shame-I’m sure he’s a very good piano player but if I go and see him, I want to see those guitar chops

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Love Albert Lee and I’ve been lucky enough to meet him, but it doesn’t sound like him on that track. His sound is pretty distinctive.


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Well there you go, he did a great job of not sounding like himself!
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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2022, 04:16:29 pm »
Haha!

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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2022, 07:15:20 pm »
I think MK was influenced by Albert Lee first being in the music business for years.
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I think I remember MK saying he was a fan of Heads, Hands and Feet, the band Albert used to be in.
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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2022, 10:33:33 am »
Mike Oldfield plays a Knopfler influenced solo for Moonlight Shadow, in terms of melodic approach and sound, even to the extent of playing the Sultans "Twiddly" bits when playing Moonlight Shadow live in the 90's he has also namechecked Mark in an interview, and stated that although he doesn't generally listen to other people's music, he did enjoy Private Investigations.
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Re: Songs where the guitarist appears to have been "influenced" by MK
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2022, 12:50:28 pm »
Mike Oldfield plays a Knopfler influenced solo for Moonlight Shadow, in terms of melodic approach and sound, even to the extent of playing the Sultans "Twiddly" bits when playing Moonlight Shadow live in the 90's he has also namechecked Mark in an interview, and stated that although he doesn't generally listen to other people's music, he did enjoy Private Investigations.

These days he plays an MK strat too.
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