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The Police
24 August 2011
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Galeans
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So does anybody here likes them? They are a great band imho. Andy Summers is a great guitar player, Stewart Copeland is a terriffic drummer and Sting was at his peak here: his bass playing is way underrated.

 

I can't say what's my favorite album, I just have "Message in a Box" (a 4 CD set which contains all of the albums + all of the B-sides, many of which are better than the album tracks), but I guess it would be "Reggatta de Blanc"

"Oh no! What a mad blundering, incredibly handsome young nincompoop I've been! "
24 August 2011
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GniknuS
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My dad is really into the Police so they were one of the bands I listened to a lot in my teen years. I still enjoy them, but not quite as much as I did, Outlandes d'Amour or whatever the name of their first album is would be my favorite. I think it captures their goal of "Reggatta de Blanc" a little bit better than that album. My dad claims Synchronicity is their best, but I disagree. Check out the Police Live album, it's pretty fantastic.
As musicians I think they're all really underrated, and I've always enjoyed the strangeness of Sting's lyrics.

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24 August 2011
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mithveaen
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A friend of mine was very into The Police and I became a fan because of him, but I have to say I only know a few of their albums. Synchonicity is just fantastic. My favorite song is King of Pain.

 

I have followed their solo careers. Sting's music was part of my 90s soundtrack, I think my favorite song is Shape of my Heart. Steward Copeland's instrumental music is among my favorite ones.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
24 August 2011
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RedLennon
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I am not huge into them, but I like what I have heard.  I was at work the other day and the radio station we were listening to was playing a police concert from their  recent reunion tour.  Still sounded pretty good, and it reminded me how many good songs they had. I might have to check them out sometime.

25 August 2011
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CranberrySauce
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My Mom is a big fan of Sting and the Police, so I think I inherited that trait. However most of my memories associated with them are somewhat alarming, such as the fact that my friend thought "Every Breath You Take" was a beautiful love song and played it obsessively… until I told her that it was in fact a song about stalking people. Also, my mom hates Andy Summers because he wrote "Mother". Despite all this I have grown to appreciate their album "Synchronicity" as well as Sting's solo work, although I'm sorry to say I'm not so familiar with more of the band's albums. 

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25 August 2011
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I enjoy most of their music. I've only ever owned Outlandos d'Amour and Ghost In The Machine on vinyl.

paulsbass, you are spot on about "Invisible Sun". It is one of my favorites.

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26 August 2011
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I haven't listened to any of their albums and mostly know the major hits like Roxanne and Message in a Bottle. But after listening to their song "Nothing Achieving" did I really realize how good of a band they are. Copeland is pretty badass on the drums I must admit.

I actually watched a documentary filmed by Stewart about the band's career. I can't remember the name of it, but it made me more interested in the band.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
26 August 2011
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Galeans
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PennyLane said:

I haven't listened to any of their albums and mostly know the major hits like Roxanne and Message in a Bottle. But after listening to their song "Nothing Achieving" did I really realize how good of a band they are. Copeland is pretty badass on the drums I must admit.

I actually watched a documentary filmed by Stewart about the band's career. I can't remember the name of it, but it made me more interested in the band.

If you like Copeland, you should check "Klark Kent", which was a project he had while he was in The Police. In that project he would record songs that he wrote and were descarded by The Police and he played all the instruments and sang. Some of them are actually pretty great ("Thrills", "Don't Care", "Office Girls")

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26 August 2011
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Galeans said:

PennyLane said:

I haven't listened to any of their albums and mostly know the major hits like Roxanne and Message in a Bottle. But after listening to their song "Nothing Achieving" did I really realize how good of a band they are. Copeland is pretty badass on the drums I must admit.

I actually watched a documentary filmed by Stewart about the band's career. I can't remember the name of it, but it made me more interested in the band.

If you like Copeland, you should check "Klark Kent", which was a project he had while he was in The Police. In that project he would record songs that he wrote and were descarded by The Police and he played all the instruments and sang. Some of them are actually pretty great ("Thrills", "Don't Care", "Office Girls")

I have "Don't Care". It's a good song. The man is talented.

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