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KaThouSe MuSic : I am the creator of this video and would like to explain it. I had some very rough video of Monte playing this tune from back in this era of Monte and put it through multiple stages of noise reduction and enhancements in order to attempt to have a clearer view of Monte's playing. Then I took a soundboard recording from another show during that era and did what I could to try and sync them together. Sometimes this syncing is a bit off. Originally it was posted on my previous YouTube channel and my friend Monte asked me to take it down, so I did.

QuickMix : He's the Mad Max of acoustic guitar, high octane energy.

Joe Dombroski : My guess is 49% God given talent and 51% hard work.

supremepuffy : Ok Next time no coke before your set.

campfive : Then there's this,, an everyone's speechless...

LMA UK : Total fun, and pure genius... Knopfler would see the humour here. It's like that moment in 'Back to the Future' when Michael J Fox let's rip with the cherry red Gibson 335 and the crowd aren't ready for it yet:-).

rijosigns : like 128 bpm hehe

Hendrik W : Monte youre awsome. Slow down.

Boogie Loo : Love the fingerstyle and even rasqueado. This guys has a lot of guitar knowledge

Peter Kane : Shit hot

Jean-David Moreau : Technically impressive but too fast for the groove of this song. In this version, the sadness is lost. But congrats for this incredible performance. I am a little player so maybe I must shut the fuck up and just applause Mr Montgomery

Don Harmening : Great job! Excellent. 

Tom Bouchard : He always makes me smile with his talent and style. Hey I busted a rhyme 😃

Self True : Phenomenal technical skill. Full respect. But Knopfler makes the song come alive in an entirely different way. With MK, each note is individually crafted to his taste. And mine.

Mark Pillows : His sound/tone is truly unmistakable, next level guitar genius putting his stamp on everything he plays.

ron keller : Monte is playing every part of this song alone, it is easier to play it at a faster speed...try it...

Not Me : I think some guitarists treat "speed" as an indicator of how good they think they are,I would rather hear less "speed" and more "soul" in the phrasing of a song. While Monte is a fast picker his speed defeats the melodies of the song.....too bad.

Joe Dombroski : IMO everyone is entitled to their own opinion+  so 100% hard work, eh?

Michael Randolf : Evelyn Wood's Guide to Speed Playing.

TheNaturalust : Monte is great but playing this one that fast loses the entire feel that makes the song. This was tough to listen to. Glad he doesn't play it anymore. Perhaps it's meant to be tongue in cheek fast and a joke but I doubt it. Monte is just showing off because he can. Doesn't do his vocal ability any justice either.

Mark Pillows : Wow he is just SICK with skill, it's amazing

Roland P. : It's fucking great!

Gerhardt Claassen : Amazing playing but some of the worst amplified acoustic tone I've heard.   Oh how I wonder how amazing it would sound like if he had a decent pickup system like Tommy Emmanuel's for example.

Paul Hinkle : Monte is amazing! He and his mom,Maggie used to jam at my wife's apartment in 81. He was 13 , had a baby blue strat with a small battery run amp . You could see the picking skills then and he just improved from there!

Achat : Great Guitar player but That's painful to the ears.Overkill

rijosigns : :)

Mack kmo : Amazing man !!!!!!! Great job :) !!!!!!!!

Ruan Vieira : quanta estupides !!!!

James Keith : I didn't think it would be better than Mark Knopfler (sp) but damn.........

TJTAMPA2000 : Love 💜💚 That is some fast S.O.S. - haha

Frank Kramer : Are you kidding me !!!!!!!!!! WOW

unprofitableservant : speechless . . . as is everyone else.

Mike Wagers : 46 thumbs down wtf ????

Matthew E. Johnson : Libray tag.

Jaime MANTIR : sympa ! ! !

STEF RICH : HAL LU CI NO GENE !

Fart Knocker : WTF.....I love this cat.   Mainly because I'm not even close to that technicality.  As a matter of relativity, BB King could hit one note....you would know who he was and what he thought....which changed your life.  Holy Shit this cat is so fucking good...My God.

protonman7 : The fact that Monte is not more famous than he is shows that talent doesn't always equal fame. he doesn't just play a guitar, he PLAYS it. His voice is really good too. Just amazing.

jean sale : He should try Temesta before playing lolllllllll

Paul Wooten : A typical wanking cranker, jacking off the keyboard. Acoustic meth-al

Christopher Phillips : I really can't think of a more talented player,but sometimes Monte can lose the melody with to many notes.I think he's amazing,but not

anglotex : This crap gave me a headache!

Rockin Roger : Oh my God!!!! Monte is F#%KING amazing!!!! Wow

Leona Amara : almontemighty

Charles Jones : Monte's version is quite hyper, and though he doesn't have to light-speed at warp 2 through the piece, he does an excellent job showing what's possible. I find this version engaging. And my mood would determine when I would prefer Monte over Mark.

Chris Boylan : Your opinion matters.

Ruben Gutierrez : This guy sould play flamenco

Ruben Gutierrez : Not bad but its to fast and so out of time that i could not enjoy the song nothing like the original

TheMindstyler : AMAZING!!!!!

J.J. Su : You don't already know the words?