Saturday, May 11, 2013

I Can't Stand Sultans Of Swing

No, really.

13 comments:

Expat(ish) said...

That was strange - like I had another browser window open playing music....

I remember literally wearing out my Police records on my BIC turntable. I guess music was that important to me once.

-XC

Casey Klahn said...

The Eighties were lost to me. This video is the reason why.

julie said...

Awesome. Thanks.

vanderleun said...

With an attitude like that I'm not surprised that they never, ever got money for nothing and chicks for free and that they are, fur shure, back to moving refrigerators and flat-screen TVs.

Happens to all those who fail to learn the inner secrets and harmonies of Sultans of Swing.

Two kinds of bands in the rock world: Those that are the Sultans of Swing and those that are the Sultans of Squat.

vanderleun said...

Unorganized ones..... do not listen to DarthVader fatherrrrr..... listen to Uncle Gerard. Learn thee the Sultans of Swing. In secret if you have to but learn it.

Thy father will be glad you did when you play it to him when he is in the home and being turned with the sun like a plant.

I know. I shall be turning just to his left in the solarium and I always appreciate a good Irish jigging tune like Sultans.

jon spencer said...

This is about my favorite Knopfler,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIKt_WQHia8

leelu said...

...can't we all just get along???

Thud said...

Give in Gerald, you are on a hiding to nothing.

Cambias said...

Love your blog, but I must say:

Back in high school I used to get really impatient with people who thought what pop songs one liked was an important issue.

I still get impatient with those people.

Anonymous said...

Hearken ye unto one from the L-A down the road from Rumfid
http://youtu.be/7Dp809Zi9lE

Sam L. said...

Can we now all acknowledge that this meme has been beaten with sufficient severity?

Kathleen M said...

"Can we now all acknowledge that this meme has been beaten with sufficient severity?"

But it's barely started! Still more fun to be had, I imagine.

Tom Hyland said...

There are so many songs that are truly more repugnant than Sultans. The problem with Sultans is that is was played SO MANY times. Not that bad a tune... but 2,000 plays on the radio killed it. Here's some songs that suck so hard you have to stand back or else you're going in and not coming out. "In The Ghetto" - Elvis Presley "American Woman" - Guess Who "Hotel California" - Eagles "Rockin' Robin - Jackson 5 "Ebony & Ivory - McCartney and Wonder "the Lion Sleeps Tonight" - Evening Birds "The Joker" Steve Miller Band "You're Having My Baby" - Paul Anka "Silly Love Songs - Wings.... I could go on but I fear I may get one these dirges stuck in my head so I'll just leave it be for now. Really... Sultans ain't THAT bad!