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Old 06-16-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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The Police Appreciation Thread

They were fuckin awesome. And if it wasn't for Sting's arrogance, we'd have them back.
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Best thing about The Police? Terrific musicians all. Got better with each record. And, most impressively, they walked away at their zenith. Left at the top.

(Frankly, I wish U2 had fallen their lead by bowing out after Slane Castle 2001....but I am convinced they are hell-bent on becoming the Rolling Stones, sadly).
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I like Sting and the Police. I have the Police greatest hits... the crappy US version with the 2 pointless remixes. Anyway, was Sting's ego really the reason for the break-up? Isn't it what all the members wanted? And Sting wanted to go solo anyway.
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The Police are one of the best bands ever.

Enough said.
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The Police are awesome, I love them, so good musically- Andy Summers guitar work, Stuart Copelands awesome drumming and Stings good bass playing. It's a pity they don't reform. Sting is a good musician but he needs to stop writing songs about the rainforests and love and crap like that
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Sting is a good musician but he needs to stop writing songs about the rainforests and love and crap like that
Hahahaha

I guess I shouldn't be laughing about that, you're completely right.

Yeah, The Police were great. Sting solo is generally not....
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the world would be a better place if the Police and the Talking Heads were still together. And the Clash. RIP Joe Strummer.
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Mmmm... The Police. Sychronicity was the first album I ever bought. "Tea in the Sahara"

And though I don't go for his solo stuff as much as I did the band's music, he still sounds (& looks!) amazing. Mr. Blu & I saw him with Annie Lennox last September - feckin' superb!!
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Oh my god, another appreciation thread. Don't you people know you're bringing this forum down with each new one.

You people are fucking crazy. I hate you.



























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I like Sting and the Police. I have the Police greatest hits... the crappy US version with the 2 pointless remixes. Anyway, was Sting's ego really the reason for the break-up? Isn't it what all the members wanted? And Sting wanted to go solo anyway.
Stewart Copeland created the Police. But as each album came out, Sting took more and more control over "Stewart's" band because he thought that since he writes the songs he can be dictator. Sting allowed very few songs that were written by Stu or Andy make the cut for albums because he thought that only his own songs were good. And by the time the Synchronicity era came about, Stu and Sting fought a lot and really couldn't get along. On his drums, Stewart wrote something like "Fuck Sting."

So because of all the tension between himself and Stu, Sting decided to quit the force.

You can tell from the way Sting talks, acts, and performs nowadays that he's still gotta overblown ego.
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Anyway, was Sting's ego really the reason for the break-up? Isn't it what all the members wanted? And Sting wanted to go solo anyway.
naah, only sting really wanted to go solo. stewart still says to this day if sting says he wanted to reform the police he'd do it in a heartbeat. i think he saw them like brothers, he fucking hated sting's guts at times especially with his ego (the "fuck sting" fiasco on his cymbals is a prime example, as well as the fights that would break out between them before, during, and after shows) but it was like brothers. brothers fight all the time but you still love your brother, even as you're punching him.
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speaking of reforming

listening to Don't Stand So Close to Me '86
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Yes they were an extraordinary band, one of the best bands ever but again Sting's arrogance blew it
His overblown ego was the fucking reason!

Didn't you hear him the other day?
He said something like " Bob Geldof doesn't ask you, he tells you"

Who do you think you are you stupid asshole?
You should be thankful they are inviting you
Say something like "im glad to be part of this experience, and to do something in behalf of the poor"

What a waste. Poor Stuart and Andy. They should find a singer an rename the band, something like "Policemen" or "Polizei"

Kick Sting's ass please!!
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