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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:26 PM
i figured i'd make it one thread but i know some people like the police and not sting as a solo act and some its the other way around. anyways any fans on here? i forgot how great both sting and the police are and sting is an underrated bass player
 
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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:28 PM
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i figured i'd make it one thread but i know some people like the police and not sting as a solo act and some its the other way around. anyways any fans on here? i forgot how great both sting and the police are and sting is an underrated bass player
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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:30 PM
I'm probably going to be in a minority here but I like Sting and the Police. I've seen Sting a few times live and he always puts on an excellent show. I enjoy his music.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:32 PM
I always try to avoid the police, they can be real mother **** ers down here in Texas.
Now the movie I kinda dug.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:33 PM
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I'm probably going to be in a minority here but I like Sting and the Police. I've seen Sting a few times live and he always puts on an excellent show. I enjoy his music.


this might make a lot of people mad because they might take it the wrong way but sting's solo music always seemed too smart for rock. i'm not saying rock musicians are stupid but i think most people understand what i'm trying to say

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:37 PM
I saw Sting open up twice for the Greatful Dead at Giants Stadium in the early nineties and thought he and his band were very good. I saw them two days in a row for 1 1/2 hour set each show and they didn't repeat any songs so it was like seeing a three hour Sting show. He played a mixture of solo stuff, Police stuff, and a bunch of cool Beatles covers.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:38 PM
I know their new live album and dvd comes out today at Best Buy only

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:40 PM
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I know their new live album and dvd comes out today at Best Buy only




i almost bought it too. if my eyes were correct you got 2 dvds and 2 cds in 1 box for like $30

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:45 PM
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sting's solo music always seemed too smart for rock


Got great solo stuff

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:46 PM
I think Sting has a good voice at times and he has written some great tunes-message in a bottle, and few others but by and large I thought the Police were boring and Stings solo stuff was boring and too esoteric for me. Just my .02 cents or less if you figure it based on inflation!

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 02:48 PM
Never had the Concert experience with Sting. I have seen some clips of him performing solo back in the old days, pretty impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OyfpS6pEcQ

From "Monty Python's Secret Policeman's Other Ball"... Sting, solo...

"Message in a Bottle"

nice

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:03 PM
Heard on NPR this morning he is on tour doing Early Music, just voice and lute. The clips they aired were nice...

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:10 PM
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Got great solo stuff


yes he does, just the lyrics and for the most part the music aren't typical rock stuff yet its played on rock radio.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:11 PM
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Heard on NPR this morning he is on tour doing Early Music, just voice and lute. The clips they aired were nice...

he released a cd in 2006 of this EARLY MUSIC stuff. i think sting is close to retiring as he mentioned about a decade ago he wanted to do this sort of project. it looks like he's tying up loose ends now

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:12 PM
Sting did a nice job in the movie Quadrophenia as The Face.
 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:12 PM
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I always try to avoid the police, they can be real mother **** ers down here in Texas.



Especially when they're running a sting.


Sure you were just offering the lady a ride . . .

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:13 PM
It was actually the music of The Police that got me interested in playing bass in the early 80's. When I first started, I copped every lick Sting played on Ghost In The Machine and Zenyatta Mondatta. Then I did Synchronicity. I got to see The Police in concert twice, and both tours, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts opened. Dream of the Blue Turtles is the only Sting solo record I ever acquired. It was great, but probably wasn't what a lot of Police fans were expecting when it was released.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:20 PM
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It was actually the music of The Police that got me interested in playing bass in the early 80's. When I first started, I copped every lick Sting played on Ghost In The Machine and Zenyatta Mondatta. Then I did Synchronicity. I got to see The Police in concert twice, and both tours, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts opened. Dream of the Blue Turtles is the only Sting solo record I ever acquired. It was great, but probably wasn't what a lot of Police fans were expecting when it was released.


literally sting's solo albums are released in order from best to worst. each one after dream of blue turtles gets worse. you need soul cages for sure though. maybe after that just pick up that best of 1984-1994 cd. hopefully he'll release an updated hits collection soon thats possibly 2 discs so you can get the songs songs off of the bad albums

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:21 PM
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I saw Sting open up twice for the Greatful Dead at Giants Stadium in the early nineties and thought he and his band were very good. I saw them two days in a row for 1 1/2 hour set each show and they didn't repeat any songs so it was like seeing a three hour Sting show. He played a mixture of solo stuff, Police stuff, and a bunch of cool Beatles covers.



Sting's Band is great. I really dig the playing of Dominic Miller.

The Police were a killer band. Three extraordinary musicians IMHO

Andy Summers is another very innovative guitarist that I really dig.
A lot of his fills with the police have a very Jazz feel to them.
Dig his playing with the Police. The 2 records he did with Fripp and his solo album of monk tributes
"Green Chimneys" is very good. I have most of his solo records also.

I loved Sting's early solo stuff. His cover of "Little Wing" with the Gil Evans orchestra is killer.
Hiram Bullock plays an amazing solo.
His more recent stuff doesn't have the fire of the older material, IMO.

count me as a fan of both.


[Edited on 11/13/2008 by spacemonkey]

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 03:52 PM
Unfortunately I got into the Police right when they were breaking up so I never got a chance to see them during their 80s heyday. I did see them last year at Giants Stadium.

The first non-Beatles album I ever got was GHOST IN THE MACHINE (on cassette) when it came out in 81-82, and it blew me away. The black album cover with the computer graphics, it seemed like the album was recorded in outer space in some galaxy far, far away. Still one of my favorites of all time.

Bought SYNCHRONICITY which was almost as good as GHOST and became a big fan.
Got the rest of the albums on tape at a used record store and wore em all out. I still love OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR. REGATTA and ZENYATTA were almost as good but contained much filler.

DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES is a phenominal record. I thought the jazz musicians supporting Sting (Marsalis, Kirkland, Hakeem, Daryl Jones) were superb and still a great record.



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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 06:46 PM
Sure.
I've got all the Police stuff, and enjoyed it immensely. Caught them on the "Ghost in the Machine" Tour in '82, the thing I remember most about it was the bass effect on the intro to "Secret Journey" really rattling the audience.

Was really fortunate to catch Sting on his 1st solo tour for "Dream of the Blue Turtles" in Gainesville, Fl, in 1985. Jumping out of one of the biggest bands in the world, and taking a completely different musical direction took some guts for sure imo. One of the best drum solos I've ever heard (and not a big fan of those) was Omar Hakim's blowing the roof off on the finale of "I Burn For You", just awesome. They capture a pretty good version of it on the "Bring On The Night" film.

I thought "Blue Turtle" was great, as well as the follow up "Nothing Like The Sun" that cd stayed in the player for awhile. I really dug the late Hiram Bullock's guitar solo on the cover of "Little Wing". So much that it made me search out the Hendrix album it was on, and I got deeper into Hendrix. But after "Nothing Like The Sun" I pretty much drifted away from what Sting was doing.

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 07:08 PM
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I loved Sting's early solo stuff. His cover of "Little Wing" with the Gil Evans orchestra is killer.
Hiram Bullock plays an amazing solo.


As does Branford Marsalis at the end of Hirams solo...

Best version of Little Wing ever imho.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 07:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZjmrb3bjVo&feature=related




[Edited on 11/14/2008 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 08:31 PM
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  posted on 11/13/2008 at 08:47 PM
Saw the Police in 82 and again in 07. Both great shows!

Ten Summoners Tales is a great CD.

 

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