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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:10 PM
Police drummer rips band's "lame" concert By Dean Goodman
Fri Jun 1, 3:56 AM ET



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The singer in the Police jumps like a "petulant pansy," the drummer is making a "complete hash," and who knows what the guitarist is doing?

Notes from a bitter critic? Actually, it's a disarmingly frank concert review from the aforementioned drummer of the newly reunited rock trio.

A philosophical Stewart Copeland unleashed his vitriol in a posting on his Web site on Thursday, a day after the band played its second show in Vancouver, the Canadian city where it began its first world tour in more than 20 years on Monday.

"This is unbelievably lame," Copeland wrote of Wednesday's show at the GM Place arena. "We are the mighty Police and we are totally at sea."

Most of the 20,000 fans at the venue might not have noticed a series of small flubs, but Copeland, singer/bassist Sting, and guitarist were painfully aware of them.

Copeland started the show off on the wrong foot, literally. He tripped as he took to the stage, and then banged his gong at the wrong time so that "the big pompous opening to the show is a damp squib."

He did not hear Summers' opening riff to "Message In a Bottle," and Sting in turn misheard Copeland's drum intro -- "so we are half a bar out of sync with each other. Andy is in Idaho."

They quickly recovered, but then Sting got his footwork wrong as he leapt into the air to signal the end to a shambolic version of their rat-race rant "Synchronicity II."

"The mighty Sting momentarily looks like a petulant pansy instead of the god of rock," Copeland reported.

"And so it goes, for song after song," he wrote, with tunes such as "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" and "Don't Stand So Close To Me" reduced to ruin.

"It usually takes about four or five shows in a tour before you get to the disaster gig. But we're The Police so we are a little ahead of schedule," he said.

Fortunately, no fists flew backstage as they did back in the Police's heyday. The threesome fell into each other's arms laughing hysterically, Copeland said.

"Screw it, it's only music. What are you gonna do? But maybe it's time to get out of Vancouver."

The band's next show is set for Saturday in Edmonton.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:13 PM
Stewart Copeland should come here and post

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:17 PM
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I seriously doubt he could hack it here!

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:21 PM
Which Police tour did you hate the most?

I hated them all evenly.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:25 PM
There's a band that i never got.

Certainly not paying $150 to see them at Churchill Downs next month

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:26 PM
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Which Police tour did you hate the most?

I hated them all evenly.


Put it this way, if I had a choice between listening to a Police record as opposed to.... say.....a crappy Heavy Metal record.....I would be disturbing the priest!

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:37 PM
Were there any refunds??

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:40 PM
Good interview! Stewart Copeland is a hoot! (For thos attending Police shows during this run, hope the kinks get ironed out, hashed out, or petulantly danced away! ) Thanks for sharing this, ozzy.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:45 PM
The Police are a product of the 80-s music scene and that decade sucked. There is a reason the Brothers took the 80's off .

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:47 PM
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I hated them all evenly.


Put it this way, if I had a choice between listening to a Police record as opposed to.... say.....a crappy Heavy Metal record.....I would be disturbing the priest!


C'mon admit it. Ian Gillan stole your girlfriend or slept with your wife. didn't he?

Funny thing about the Police show. My buddy sent me an email after seeing them and his review was close to Stewart's. He said that they seemed lost at times.

 

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Which Police tour did you hate the most?

I hated them all evenly.


Put it this way, if I had a choice between listening to a Police record as opposed to.... say.....a crappy Heavy Metal record.....I would be disturbing the priest!


C'mon admit it. Ian Gillan stole your girlfriend or slept with your wife. didn't he?

Funny thing about the Police show. My buddy sent me an email after seeing them and his review was close to Stewart's. He said that they seemed lost at times.



I guess with all the money riding on this tour, adaquate rehearsal time was out of the question!

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 01:53 PM
I guess Sting was too busy playing the Lute.
 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 02:00 PM
...AND, I have nothing against Ian Gillan, he just wasn't a good match for Sabbath at that time.

Practically speaking, it was a sound idea at the time, (which I even looked forward to at the time), it's just the end result that left everyone disappointed....except for you, of course.

btw....I heard the production was stopped on the superdeluxe remastered 3 CD set of the Born Again album, complete with demos and a live concert....


....they said it would be easier to just mail everything to your house!

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 02:09 PM
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...AND, I have nothing against Ian Gillan, he just wasn't a good match for Sabbath at that time.

Practically speaking, it was a sound idea at the time, (which I even looked forward to at the time), it's just the end result that left everyone disappointed....except for you, of course.

btw....I heard the production was stopped on the superdeluxe remastered 3 CD set of the Born Again album, complete with demos and a live concert....


....they said it would be easier to just mail everything to your house!


I would make you a copy but that would be against the law.

It could have been worse. They could have remade Never say Die. Actually remaking Never say Die with new songs wouldn't be a bad idea.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 04:50 PM
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Actually the Police formed in the mid 70's. They just really got big in the early 80's.

I personally love The Police, but admit they are not for everyone.

I didn't read the article with Copeland about Jazz. - I love jazz. I love Copeland as a drummer, but am not defending him. But I can see how he could say that. There are a lot of jazz musicians I've heard who study music their whole life and can play scales like madmen. They get up there and try to be the next Coltrane or Miles Davis and they just don't have the soul. I see A LOT of that. - But at the same time I see a lot of that in a lot of different genres too.

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 04:57 PM
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...AND, I have nothing against Ian Gillan, he just wasn't a good match for Sabbath at that time.

Practically speaking, it was a sound idea at the time, (which I even looked forward to at the time), it's just the end result that left everyone disappointed....except for you, of course.

btw....I heard the production was stopped on the superdeluxe remastered 3 CD set of the Born Again album, complete with demos and a live concert....


....they said it would be easier to just mail everything tbut it was better than o your house!


Born Again Rules! I was really hoping Ian would do "Trashed" on his solo tour last year, but I guess we'll never get to hear that one live!

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 05:01 PM
Sting sang Murder By Number with Frank Zappa's band.

he can't be all bad.

(I did enjoy his death in Dune though)

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 05:09 PM
Sting?... What kind of name is that?... Was his Father a Beekeeper?... Or...is his real name Irving?

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 05:10 PM
love the police (the band ) goin three times this year - last saw them in 81 at the police picnic in oakville ontario cda. i also love drum solos from any band anytime any day - i even like my own every now and then when the groove is working - could care less if anyone else does................................

 

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gordon sumner?

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 07:00 PM
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Sting?... What kind of name is that?... Was his Father a Beekeeper?... Or...is his real name Irving?


The only one worse is The Edge. I mean really, who has the first name "The".

 

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  posted on 6/1/2007 at 07:11 PM
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well it could be said, judging from the ticket prices , that this tour was all about the ..Lute...

 

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well it could be said, judging from the ticket prices , that this tour was all about the ..Lute...


RIMSHOT !

 

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well it could be said, judging from the ticket prices , that this tour was all about the ..Lute...
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I wish my drummers were that quick



I was thinking you were up to 6 drummers now !

 

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