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Old 06-23-2005, 04:24 AM   #81
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My favorite album would be Reggatta De Blanc ...
since my two favorite songs from The Police are "Bring On The Night" and "Message In A Bottle" ...

Synchronicity would be a close second as that album has other favorite songs of mine too ...
"Every Breath You Take" ... "Synchronicity ll" ... "King Of Pain" ...
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" ... and "Murder By Numbers"
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:24 AM   #82
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My ratings:

Outlandos <--- Love the rawness of this album
Regatta <--- Infectious
Ghost <--- has a lot of my fav songs, changed their sound a bit
Zenyatta <--- goofy lyrics
Synchronicity <--- some good songs, a little overrated IMO
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Ooh, I loved the Police. I'll never forget spending the night on concrete so I could be first in line to get tickets on the Synchronicity tour. I thought Outlandos was underrated.
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I thought Outlandos was underrated.


Very true indeed !!

Especially "ROXXXXXX ... ANNE" !!

GREATEST SONG EVER !! on Outlandos d'Amour ...



Runner-up songs would be ...

A Hole In My Life ....... Awesome song !!

Be My Girl, Sally ..... It's such a funny song ... I gotta love it !!

Masoko Tanga ... I don't know, this song is so-ooo GOOD musically
I really was under-estimating it before !!
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As good as Stewart and Andy are, you couldn't have the Police without Sting.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:46 AM   #86
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More appreciation for The Police ... with the BEST VIDEO List ::

Every Breath You Take
Wrapped Around Your Finger
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Bring On The Night
Roxanne
Invisible Sun
Message In A Bottle
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
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hehehehe i'm sorry but for the most part their videos are quite terrible, especially for their first 3 albums..
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Especially the first 3 albums ??

I disagree 100%% ...

Roxanne, Message In A Bottle, Bring On The Night and Don't Stand So Close To Me
are absolutely CLASSIC videos !!
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Any video with Sting from back then in it was great.

Was there music in those videos?
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Was there music in those videos?



BEST POST EVER !!
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i understand that they had a very low budget... but they are TERRIBLE have you seen de do do do de da da da, so lonely, walking on the moon,.....TERRIBLE,
The music is astounding but the 80%of videos are not, I guess i would say the same goes for U2...
they rule albums and concerts but album covers and videos are crappy
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i understand that they had a very low budget... but they are TERRIBLE have you seen de do do do de da da da, so lonely, walking on the moon,.....TERRIBLE,
The music is astounding but the 80%of videos are not, I guess i would say the same goes for U2...
they rule albums and concerts but album covers and videos are crappy
Yea most videos suck. The only U2 video that I can truly enjoy is Beautiful Day.
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Actually, for the 80s, U2 had perhaps the best videos going.

As for The Police, yeah the early ones are basic, just like most others before MTV was born. Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger aren't too bad though.
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I like U2's Please, One [drag version], Beautiful Day, Walk On [brazil version], Sometimes You Can't....., Last Night On Earth..
The Police's Syncronicty videos, Every Little Thing She Does...., Message in a Bottle are not that bad
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i understand that they had a very low budget...
but they are TERRIBLE have you seen
de do do do de da da da,
so lonely,
walking on the moon, ..... TERRIBLE,
I didn't even list those videos you mentioned !!

So, I can agree that those are NOT that great ...

But for the videos I did list such as ...
Roxanne
Message In A Bottle
Bring On The Night
Don't Stand So Close To Me

Those from the first 3 albums are
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What! This thread was near the end of page 2 of B & C ??

We can't have that happen yet !!

Back to the top it goes ...

I'm gonna play The Police all day, and post it in 'now playing'
just to recognize the GREATEST of this band !!
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Sting's Live 8 performance ... "Every Breath You Take"
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"Message In A Bottle"
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Now when you look in the case of U2, yes Bono rights the songs. But the rest of the band has their say. I think it was Larry who said that U2 is democracy.

But the Police were a dictatorship.
No Edge actually writes alot of the songs. I dont' know exactly which ones but he pretty much wrote Sunday Bloody Sunday, All I want is You. Don't know what other ones but I'm pretty sure he and Bono write equally. Adam was interviewed and he said half the songs come from jam sessions and the otehr half come from ideas from Bono/Edge
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Did someone bring up yet how much U2 took from the Police? That whole "choir of backing vocals" thing that you hear on most later Police singles, U2 adopted as their own, as well as taking the model of a slick arena rock band that was still sensitive, intelligent, politically active, and modestly experimental.

And "Invisible Sun" is a U2 song right?

Synchronicity is a masterpiece. People say the '80s sucked for music, which is totally wrong, but in general the biggest of the biggest mainstream albums did suck. The Police (and Michael Jackson, and U2) were the exceptions, but I think Synchronicity has better songwriting than The Joshua Tree, and almost as amazing production which doesn't sound too dated. It's a more varied album too, and I like it better. The thing that makes anything they do a bit hard to appreciate is the Sting persona. He comes off cold and insincere a lot of times. With the Police and even after, he is usually a "better" lyric writer than Bono, but it seems like a lot of his lyrics are either pure escapism, or intellectual things which just seem like a bit of a pisstake.

There are a few songs not like that-- "King of Pain" and "Message in a Bottle." Those are among my all time favorite songs. But most of the time even though Bono is more simplistic and a bit remote himself at times, he comes off so much more genuine. The word pretentious is overused, but perfect for Sting. U2 were like the Police mach 2, a career with a lot more filler, but still a big evolution from the first model.
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