Thursday, July 16, 2015
Dire Straits: ExtendeDancEPlay (1982)
Allmusic, a site I sometimes love and sometimes hate, referred to this EP (and the title track specifically) as "the closest thing to exuberant rock & roll this seemingly humorless band had ever attempted." The same reviewer, in the same review, referred to Love Over Gold as "ponderous," [link] despite the fact that the original reviewer of Love Over Gold assessed that record 4 out of 5 stars and said that the album was "fully engaging." [link] It makes one wonder what goes on at Allmusic. Besides, how many rock bands could be called humorless? I would say most. It's simply a dumb thing to say.
In any case, there is no question that this EP is a lighthearted effort and it is fun.