mistake number one, unfortunately for you they do follow the same line of music which is Blues influenced Rock. Just that Aerosmith play a harder faster version of it than Dire Straits.Originally Posted by jamhead
The sounds of Dire Straits is towards classic rock but just slightly laid back. Very similar style to JJ Cale. Besides one other huge influence on Dire Straits were Chet Atkins and country rock which can very crudely be placed into the genre of classic rock.Originally Posted by jamhead
which is why i said i'm going by sound not by time. You always have artists who are either ahead or behind in their music times in relation to current trends, sure the music is slightly different but were no other versions of Dire Straits in mainstream music and like them there are no other versions of Lenny Kravitz in mainstream music now.Originally Posted by jamhead
last time i checked half the music made in the "70-ies" falls into classic rock. You see what you have to remember is that the label of classic rock is a very large label that covers a lot of different forms and changes of the genre. Beatles are very different to Led Zeppelin but still both remain in the classic rock category.Originally Posted by jamhead
Much how Bon Jovi, Clash and Van Halen differ yet they have all been grinded into the post80ies category because that was when their sound was most common it belonged to the 80ies because it started out in the 80ies.
You see you are right in that Dire Straits were very much a band of the 80ies, nobody can deny that but they did carry the sound of classic rock over very much how Lenny Kravitz has done.