Calling Elvis is one of the best songs they ever wrote. The Album still is one of the weaker albums by them, because some of the songs are silly(Heavy Fuel) or suffer from the same boring lack of drive that mark knopflers solo stuff does.
Serving as Dire Straits sixth and final studio outing, On Every Street does a pretty decent job of summing up the highlights of a successful music career. Admittedly, it doesnít have the same personal impact that its predecessor Brothers in Arms possessed for me, but there is a sort of quiet gracefulness about the way the album closes the bands career out. Itís nice to hear the ever-present twang of Mark Knoflerís guitar, a signature that surely stands out in the majority of classic rock circles. The band penned some fantastic songs, and though like most of their peers fell victim to the classic band in-fighting that would cause a revolving door of musicians, never fully lost their step to the point of obscurity. Dire Straits will always come up when talking about some of classic rock musicís greatest moments.