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Old 07-08-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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Normal Sting: What's the verdict?

What happened to this man?
I just saw his most recent video, and the music and video might as well be Britney.

Just to refresh your memories, he wrote some of the greatest post-punk tunes of the era:
message in a bottle
king of pain
synchronicity I & II
wrapped around your finger
spirits in the material world
invisible sun
driven to tears
walking on the moon

not to mention his solo albums "nothing like the sun" "the soul cages" &"ten summoners tales" are great.

so what's the deal? an old man trying to stay current, or he genuinly likes this musical direction?

btw, the same used to be said about miles davis in the 80's.

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I feel your pain to an extent. I still wish he would just get back with The Police...... Though I do like a lot of his solo stuff, I like pretty much anything he did with The Police more.

I havent heard the new song, I'll have to keep my eyes out for it (and ears)

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Old 07-08-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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i don't like his new stuff so much...with the police he had a jam band type atmosphere live, and they wrote some great songs...but his stuff now seems or something...just my opinion
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If you try to keep up with the music that is happening now people will say that you are just an old man that is trying to stay current but doesn't really know what you're doing.

If you stay with the same kind of music you were doing before people will say that you are an old man who is just living in the past and can't stay relevant.

I think he is trying to do the best music possible but at the same time embracing new ideas. As you get older I think thatís really what you are bound to do cause I guess the bigger inspiration must come to him now from new bands and new sounds. All that you could take and all the music you could make that came from your roots must have ďendedĒ. The source is dry. Iím not a Sting fan but I like this kind of discussion.
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I'm a huge Police fan but i agree with BrazilianFly .... even great bands have expiry dates. I'm not a fan of his new stuff but the police at the Hall of Fame gave me an idea of how "rolling stones"-ish they would be if he still continued with the band.
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BTW it's not that I think that The Police or Sting couldn't make good music anymore, they're good musicians Iím sure the can make good music if they really want to. I mean look at Bruce Springsteen, The Rising is one of his best records but it's just that I think it's only natural and normal for them to be inspired by newer sounds. And more probable too.
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I've been a Sting fan for a long time now. I saw the Police during their 'Ghost in the Machine' tour. They were amazing. I admit I'm not as fond of Sting's latest album as I have been or previous ones. Still, I bought tickets to see him and Annie Lennox in October and I'm really looking forward to it.
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I've been a Police/Sting fan since I was little, I do very much prefer the work he did with the Police and I do actuallyu love a lot of his solo work up until the album Brand New Day which I think has a fantastic sound and inspiration about it, but his stuff after that album I haven't really got into...
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Have to give the ole Stinger credit for still making music and touring. I think he's toured every summer for the last couple of years. I know I've seen him twice but will not be going this year.

I do have the Brand New Day album it was alright , nothing fantastic in my opinion.

I wish he would do a reunion tour with The Ploice,,that would be so exciting to see if they could make it thru the shows night after night without any IMPLOSIONS!

Sting alone is just too safe, bring back Andy & Stuart.

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Originally posted by partygirl2u

Sting alone is just too safe, bring back Andy & Stuart.

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That would be my perfect dream.
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I used to love Sting when he was with The Police, and I really liked his early, jazzy solo work. Now he just annoys me. It's like he took some kind of vow to be as bland, boring and adult contemporary as possible.
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I am huge fan of Sting. I love his old stuff but am a bigger fan of his new material. I am going to his concert in Sept and I cannot wait.
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Sting lost his sting after Summoner's Tales. He was amazing with Police and he had some really great solo work at first but then it just started to taste like left overs.
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Personally, I like both the stuff he did with the Police and his solo work.

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I liked him better with the Police.

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