I couldn't agree more. Mark Knopfler is such a tedious soulless guitarist and Dire Straits are utterly bland AOR dad rock. Walk Of Life is beyond hideous - a creation of pure evil. Surely there was malice aforethought. It resides in the bowels of Satan's very own jukebox along with Come On Eileen and Margarita Time.
Thinking of Come On Eileen, I saw Kevin Rowland on Jools Holland sing a very decent song to close the show. Then as the song ended he started speaking complete rot. I just can't get why that happens as well. Pretentious git!
I don't mind him being pretentious tbh, but I did find Dexys a disappointment on that show. I liked the second number, the slower one, but they didn't really soar like I hoped they would. i'll still get the album though.