Joined: April 2001
||Posted: May 13 2021, 03:02
The lyrics are great because Mark is describing what he saw when he was watching a pub band play to an very small audience, the band were not great but they thought they were, and they announced themselves as being The Sultans of Swing, Mark was almost being a reporter with the song, which is no surprise as he used to be one for a short time in Leeds.
Another thing is Mike has spoken of his liking for Mark as a musician and writer a few times, he said even though he doesn't really listen to other peoples music, he did hear Private Investigations by Dire Straits on the radio and really liked it, plus they has the fact they both played Fender Strats and finger pick electric an acoustic guitar in common, Mike even owns a MK Signature Strat.
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