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Old 10-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #16
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so long as Sting keeps running into the ocean while swinging a sword, his music will never be that boring.

i can't believe he's 55.

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Old 10-20-2006, 03:03 PM   #17
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Considering the drivel he's inflicted on us over the years, Boring music is a subject I'd expect him to know an awful lot about!
He can have sex for 6 hours straight. He can say whatever the fuck he wants to.

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Old 10-20-2006, 03:23 PM   #18
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i wonder if sting ventures out of his castle to discover new music, or is simply critiquing what he has piped in via the radio/tv.
popular music is a bore, but there's tons of good shit happening out there. it's a different industry than when he broke in, but he should remember that even he began in the little, sweaty clubs. maybe he should head to one for an evening and see what pops up.

oh yeah, and his recent solo shit sounds like shit, i won't even comment on the smell...
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:33 AM   #19
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I'm a Police fan but Sting hasn't done any real kick ass music in a long time. He should just get back with the Police and shut up.
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:34 AM   #20
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Originally posted by Canadiens1160
He can have sex for 6 hours straight. He can say whatever the fuck he wants to.
Well maybe he should change careers and become a porn star.
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:24 PM   #22
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'Desert Rose' from 1999's 'Brand New Day' is a great song.
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Isn't it, though? It's lush and beautiful. I'm a fan of several songs on that album, actually. 'A Thousand Years' is great, and I love the switch from country to gospel in 'Fill Her Up'.

His last album didn't do anything for me, which was a disappointment, but I'm very curious to check out his new disc.
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I loved the Police, but I'm not a fan of Sting's solo stuff, either. It's pretty boring.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:57 PM   #25
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I like Sting but have to disagree with him. There's so much good rock out there today like Muse, Killers, Keane, Snow Patrol etc.

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I've always really liked Sting's solo stuff.

Apparently I'm a big freak.

I like a bunch of his solo work too including stuff from Ten Summoner's Tales, Mercury Falling & Brand New Day, not to mention the older songs like All This Time, Soul Cages, Englishman In NY etc.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:02 PM   #26
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I heard his new album today. I appreciate what he's doing and like that he's doing something different, but it wasn't for me.

And the poetry-reading between the songs is just
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'Fill Her Up' has to be one of the worst Sting songs out there

currently listening to Jeremiah Blues Part 1
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:54 PM   #28
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The Police were one of my first serious favorites when I began developing my own musical taste back in the Middle Ages. Although I lost track of his solo work after the first few albums, I can tell you this: Mr. Blu & I saw Sting w/Annie Lennox a few years ago on their tour together & the man can still fuckin' groove! He & his band did about a 10 minute jam version of Roxanne that I would now seriously harm someone for a bootleg copy.

And he still looked as sexy as he did when I first fell for him in 1983.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:56 AM   #29
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Originally posted by ponkine

I agree with Sting

What do you want him to do?. Pretend to be a rock star as 55, like Kiss?

It's so pathetic to listen to old dinosaurs showing past their prime like Deep Purple, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, etc, etc (even U2, sorry folks) singing the same greatest hits again and again.

At least Sting hastried different things, music for films, jazz, electronica, strings compositions, moroccan music, etc with more or less success, but at least he has tried He has just doing right, writing songs according to his age !

How I wish I looked like him when I'm 55

Comparing Sting with real rock bands it's like comparing apples and oranges, and U2 doesn't rely on tours made by greatest hits, they are one of the few "old bands" who actually can get away with singing 7-10 songs from their new records in each tour

I enjoy a lot of Sting's solo songs but others are boring as hell and what do you expect for rock bands to start doing jazz and string compositions? I rather see Kiss or The Stones now that not to see them at all would you rather not see Pink Floyd reunite because they are past their prime?
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Of all the bands in the 70s and 80s that broke up, The Police is the one that upsets me the most. Look at the mark they left on popular music after just five albums!
Imagine if they had kept recording through the rest of the 80s and into the 90s....
Sting's solo work has been mediocre with some spots of brilliance (Fields of Gold, Desert Rose, etc.), and he needs to hear a band like Muse. Their songs are incredibly heavy, yet a song like "Starlight" in some ways reminds me of more "poppy" Police songs like Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, except with a fresh, 2000s sound.
Other bands like Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers and Kaiser Chiefs have created a great new alternative scene that continues to flourish.
Rock music was nearly dead 8-10 years ago (in the age of Jay-Z and Britney Spears, and oh god, Fred Durst). Today, it is alive and well.
Sting is entirely wrong, and should redeem himself with a call to his old chums, Andy and Stewart.

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