New Mark Knopfler – “Punish The Monkey” and “True Love Will Never Fade”

Between Peter Gabriel’s shocking ways and fellow fifty-something Englishman Mark Knopfler forthcoming monkey business, we’re starting to pity our poor primate friends. Mark works his smooth baritone storytelling and slinky guitar on “Punish The Monkey” and “True Love Will Never Fade,” the US and UK singles from his fifth solo album Kill To Get Crimson. Both have a slight island (and oddly Disney) feel, well-written characters, and should equally please our parents, so we’re curious why the US of A scores a monkey and his, well, organ grinder while Knopfler’s fellow Brits get a sexy tattooing love story?

Mark Knopfler – “Punish The Monkey”

Mark Knopfler – “True Love Will Never Fade” (

Trying to tell us something, Mark?

Kill To Get Crimson is out 9/18 on Warner Brothers.