Money For Nothing – Dire Straits (1985)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. The record was released in 1985, on the Phonogram record label and has been reworked into the shape of a Mark Knopfler’s signature guitar.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Money For Nothing
Media Artist/s: Dire Straits
Record Label: Phonogram
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Pop Rock

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Additional information about this, Dire Straits vinyl art.

Dire Straits – The Artist

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). The band became one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million. Their first hit single “Sultans of Swing”, from their self-titled debut album, reached the top ten in the UK and US charts in 1978. They released hit singles in the 1980s, such as “Private Investigations” (1983), “Money for Nothing” (1985), and “Walk of Life” (1985). Their most commercially successful album was Brothers in Arms (1985), which has sold more than 30 million copies and was the first album to sell a million copies on the compact disc (CD) format. Dire Straits’ sound was drawn from a wide variety of musical influences including jazz, folk, and country, as well as the blues-rock of J. J. Cale and Eric Clapton.

Money For Nothing – The Song

Money for Nothing is a single by British rock band Dire Straits, taken from their 1985 studio album Brothers in Arms. The song’s lyrics are written from the point of view of two working-class men watching music videos and commenting on what they see. The song features a guest appearance by Sting singing background vocals, providing both the signature falsetto introduction and backing chorus of “I want my MTV.” Money For Nothing was Dire Straits’ most commercially successful single.

Mark Knopflers Signature Guitar – The Shape

Mark Knopfler used a myriad of different guitars on stage and in the studio, often choosing a guitar to suit the song. That said there is a general belief that he favoured a Fender Stratocaster guitar.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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