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Telegraph Road Live at Hammersmith Odeon. Telegraph Road Live Remix. Telegraph Money For Nothing (Full Length Version) - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Vinyl) live remix. They said, "Can you convince him that this is the right thing to do, because we've played this song to MTV and they think it's fantastic but they won't play it if it's him standing there playing guitar.
They need a concept. Barron then flew to Budapest to convince Knopfler of their concept. Meeting together after a gig, Knopfler was reportedly still unimpressed, but this time his girlfriend was present and took a hand. According to Barron:.
Luckily, his girlfriend said, "He's absolutely right. There aren't enough interesting videos on MTV, and that sounds like a brilliant idea. We just went ahead and did it.
The video also includes stage footage of Dire Straits performing, with partially rotoscoped animation in bright neon colours, as seen on the cover of the compilation album of the same name. These versions featured extended guitar solos [ according to whom? Rolling Stone listed the song as the 94th greatest guitar song of all time, noting how Mark Knopfler "traded his pristine, rootsy tone for a dry, over-processed sound achieved by running a Les Paul through a wah-wah pedal on a track that became one of the [MTV] network's earliest hits.
The lyrics for the song have been criticised as being homophobic. I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London — he actually said it was below the belt. Apart from the fact that there are stupid gay people as well as stupid other people, it suggests that maybe you can't let it have so many meanings — you have to be direct. In fact, I'm still in two minds as to whether it's a good idea to write songs that aren't in the first person, to take on other characters.
The singer in "Money for Nothing" is a real ignoramus, hard hat mentality — somebody who sees everything in financial terms. I mean, this guy has a grudging respect for rock stars. He sees it in terms of, well, that's not working and yet the guy's rich: that's a good scam. He isn't sneering. Dire Straits often performed the song in live concerts and when on tour, where the second verse was included but usually altered slightly.
For the band's 10 July concert televised in the United Kingdom on The Tube on Channel 4 in January Knopfler replaced the word faggot with queenie :. In Januarythe Canadian Broadcast Standards Council CBSC Money For Nothing (Full Length Version) - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Vinyl) that the unedited version of the song was unacceptable for air play on private Canadian radio stations, as it breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters ' code of ethics and their equitable portrayal code.
John's, Newfoundland and Labradorwhich in turn followed the radio listener's dissatisfaction with the radio station's reply to their complaint about a gay slur in the lyrics. Galaxiewhich was owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation the CBC at the time of the controversy, also continues to play the song.
The regulator requested the CBSC to appoint a nationwide panel to review the case, as the decision on the ban was reviewed by a regional panel for the Maritimes and Newfoundland. On 31 August, the CBSC reiterated that it found the slur to be inappropriate; however, because of considerations in regard to its use in context, the CBSC has left it up to the stations to decide whether to play Money For Nothing (Full Length Version) - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Vinyl) original or edited versions of the song.
Most of the CBSC panelists thought the slur was inappropriate, but it was used only in a satirical, non-hateful manner. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Dire Straits song. For the Darin song, see Money for Nothing Darin song. Mark Knopfler Sting. Dire Straits — "Money for Nothing". Ultratop Retrieved 1 June Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 7 December BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 April But the channel's continental incarnation- MTV Europe- [ Daily Review.
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