‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Played as a Dire Straits Song

Dutch guitarist¬†Laszlo Buring reimagined the oft-covered Guns N’ Roses song “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in the style of Dire Straits. This switch gave the iconic power ballad a smooth but quietly powerful sound usually found in Mark Knopfler‘s distinctive vocals and guitar work.

Here’s another classic that I thought I could adapt to a Dire Straits version. I saw on instagram the other day someone that had already put the original solo in something of a Dire Straits style, so I thought I’d switch it up a little and try a different approach with a sort of Telegraph Road style build-up to a big ending.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.