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Old 01-16-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
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the police

sucked.

i really, REALLY dont get why they were so popular in the 80's. stings voice is almost as high and irritating as geddy lee (music's mosquito) and did they even have guitars?!!?

seriously, no band should be led by a bass guitar. thats just lame. maybe a song here and there, thats fine, bass is cool, but their songs sound SOOO outdated compared to bands like u2 and rem.

obviously theres gonna be some that like them, and thats fine, they did have talent (i think).

theyre like milk. they would have been fresh in the 80's, but milk thats been on the counter for over a decade usually doesnt taste all the fresh.
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They were okay...not my favorite band of the 80's..but I wouldn't say they sucked. I think they might have been overhyped in the media...but everything was overhyped during the 80's.
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perhaps sucked isnt the best word. but its the easiest to type.
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Why do I think you are baiting somebody with this thread?


I don't like everything by them, but there are some great things there. Their fans are passionate. As are many others'. I don't thing one can quantify how good any band/ group is. Music like most art, is subjective.
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Why do I think you are baiting somebody with this thread?

im not, truthfully. i havent heard anyone say anything good about them ever, so i really cant see this offending anyone.

as for music being subjective, i used to be a firm believer in that. but i dont really think so anymore. creed is shit, and thats not subjective. you know what im saying?

there must be a way to determine that leonardo was better at things than someone like me. were not all equal in terms of ability, and that includes music, in my opinion.
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nbcrusader, i dont know if anyone has commented on your sig yet, but i think its ace.
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No they didn't. They were a great band for their times and a good band in the history of popular music.
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I would say the police were musically important for these reasons:
1. the police flew in on the heals of the punk movement and stormed america as part of the new british invasion. the difference was that the police could actually play their instruments.
2. sting brought a level of songwriting back to rock and roll that had not been seen since lennon/mccartney, and, in my opinion, took it farther with lots of jazz harmony and intricate melodies. miles davis and thelonius monk were two major inspirations.
3. spreaking of mccartney, who says you can't lead a band with a bass? anyway, the bass was not the dominant instrument in the police; the drums were.
4. speaking of drums, there are maybe 3 or 4 other drummers in the history of rock who were nearly as creative as stewart copeland. his sound, style, and feel have been a source of inspiration for every drummer after him.
5. they fused the emerging reggae sound just being noticed in america and england with rock; for that alone they're special
6. sting wrote and recorded with the police the most played song in the history of radio broadcasting. you all know which tune that is. the fact that it was recorded by real musicians with real instruments who actually wrote it is important; that's almost non-existent these days.
7. I bet 9 out of 10 guitar players can't play andy summers guitar parts. why? because they were far more intricate harmonically, especially the way he voiced his chords, then anything else going on at the time, or now for that matter.
8. they were one of the only bands in history to actually go out on top and not lose any credibility with lame reunion tours or crappy albums past their prime.
they recorded message in a bottle, probably one of the 5 greatest rock songs ever written.
10. what other band in rock and roll was all blond and beat the shit out of each other?


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Cow of the Seas, the police RULE!


they did at our highschool, anyway, and we had very good taste

it doesn't even matter that they broke up, because they had so many fine hits

and Geddy Lee is not a mosquito
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Cow of the Seas, the police RULE!



and Geddy Lee is not a mosquito
your right, but he still sounds like one.
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The police rocks!!!

deathbear..

"The police" are a very good band. I like songs driven by bass-guitar ( remember national anthem, new years day )

The police rocks but there are nowhere near Radiohead or U2 or Floyd. I would put REM and The police in the same league. I wont call The Police as outdated band. There will always be people liking it.. be it 1985 or 2000.

deathbear, i really think you would really like "Porcupine tree" - hear it if havent heard it before

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well, i respect your opinion, but i cant stand their sound. its pure 80's, and other than the fact that the world was blessed by my birth in that decade, there isnt anything else remembering from those 10 years...

seriously though, i like your sig. too bad its too long.
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