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Old 09-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #21
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I don't like Sting by himself. I grew up on the Police. Why did they break up anyway? I keep on hoping there will be a reunion but then I think Sting has mellowed so much and has so little interest that it would probably be a waste.

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Old 09-24-2004, 03:20 PM   #22
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For me his songs are pleasent enough as background music. Not much more than that though.

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the police are my 2nd fave band, sting is probably my fave solo artist.. though i do think his
newer stuff cant be compared to this police-era work or other solo work, i still think his voice is amazing and still continues to write amazing lyrics!
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:37 PM   #24
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Originally posted by Bono's shades
I used to love Sting when he was with The Police,

Sting with Police was good...i dont particularly like his solo career..except for few songs..
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I like Sting. I don't follow him too closely, but he has some extraordinary songs, it just takes a little sifting through to get to them. The stuff I've heard on the radio in the last few years has been pretty disappointing overall, but I have Mercury Falling and Ten Summoner's Tales and both are really good albums.
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Needs to be with the Police to make totally awesome music i think. I only like about half the songs on that Sting greatest hits CD.

Then again, I only liked about half the songs on Syncronicity too... ("Mother" is by far the worst song I have ever heard heheh)
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:19 AM   #27
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Originally posted by u2popmofo
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)
Yeah, if The Police could come back...that would be amazing!! Sting has a lot of great songs, but I don't like his last record. I haven't seen the video either.
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yeah I do love Desert Rose, That is one of the most beautiful songs ever with real energy as well.
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Old 09-25-2004, 06:53 PM   #29
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I heard the most horribly bad joke about Sting today froma friend who knows I like Sting (saw him at UMB concert in STL - miserable night -wet/rainy but the concert rocked)
here the bad joke
"when sting retires will he still call himself sting or will call himself stung?"

see really bad
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Originally posted by fah
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.
I am still looking forward to seeing Sting/Annie next month
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Hate to say this, but the whoe Jaguar/aol ads really put me off int he worst possible way. Sting is a great musician with a lot of integrity who's been around long enough and has enough clout to carry his name alone, and I wondered why he resorted to using such tactics to boost his name and pimp out Brand New Day. It's not like the record was for lack of sales.

I loved the Police. They were fantastic and there was a spark generated within the band that really came through in the music. Even though the sparks flew between the band members, the Police were one of those bands that made people say, "wow, they've got it!" I know it's sometimes hard to seperate the 2 career paths taken on by one musican, and I know it's fruitless to complain that he was better with the Police but no matter how much I try, I just can't "feel" what he's doing these days. As for his older solo stuff, it was innovative and fresh and had a universal appeal even though it was considerably mellower thus catering to the more adult crowd. I think it was back then that adult contemporary was starting to catch on as a legitimate genre.

Ah well though. A musican has to do what makes him/her feel right even if it runs the risk of alienating fans who've come to expect a certain style. It's his art, and if it makes him happy and brings him musical fulfillment, then all the more luck and kudos to him.

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