The Police: Classic or Dud, Search and Destroy

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I just bought their complete recordings. Tell me what I can skip, what I should pay special attention to, etc. Or should I sell it back?

I'll answer this in a couple of days, I spose.

Todd Burns, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: "Voices Inside My Head"
Destroy: the rest

Brian MacDonald, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

syncronycity (sp?) destroy.......oh wait! that's impossible because every salvation army/10 cent record bin across the land has the latter mentioned offender

ddd, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Masoko Tanga, Message in a Bottle, Bring on the Night, Driven to Tears, Too Much Information, One World (Not Three), O My God, Miss Gradenko, I Burn For You

Destroy: any song where they tried to a punk band, Born in the 50s, On Any Other Day, Darkness, Murder By Numbers

dleone, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Secondary Question:

What is up with "Be My Girl- Sally?"

Why is there a minute long spoken word piece put directly in the middle of the song?

Todd Burns, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

>Born in the 50s

On the first album now. And this song does suck.

Todd Burns, Saturday, 2 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

But you get the joy of Sting talking about messing in his pants on that song. Surely that counts for something.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Born in the 50s

That has to be one of the most wretched songs ever written. It literally manages to be bad in almost every possible way! Even the bass line is crap.

Phil, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Why is there a minute long spoken word piece put directly in the middle of the song?

Probably 50% humor, 50% how-the-hell-are-we-going-to-fill-this-album-out. Hey, they played it live, so...

I have the box set, by the way. Disc 1 and 2 are great, disc 3 starts to tail off but has its moments, and most of disc 4 is pretty patchy -- it really sounds bloated by comparison with the best stuff from the first two discs. Personal favorites are probably "Next to You", So Lonely", "Walking on the Moon", and "Spirits in the Material World"; low points are the aforementioned "Born in the 50's", "Walking in Your Footsteps", and "Tea in the Sahara".

I also like the first disc of the 2-CD live set; it's a bit cornball at times, but captures the energy of their early live sets. The second disc, a later concert, again sounds ponderous by comparison. I picked this set up, together with the box, from Columbia House for something like $25 for all six discs. Not bad!

Phil, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Be My Girl-Sally"

Wuz funny to a 15-year old Tad. Was years before I'd heard Roxy's "In Every Home a Heartache" and Zappa's "Miss Pinky." There's probably an interesting sociology/pop-culture thesis in those Seventies songs about blow-up sex dolls.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

search: stewart copeland's awesome ride bell playing!

chaki, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Canary in a Coal Mine"

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I agree completely -- "Born in the Fifties" is embarassing and sad.

SEARCH: "Driven to Tears," "Can't Stand Losing," "Darkness," "Burn for You," "Does Everyone Stare?", "No Time This Time," "Dead End Job," "Spirits in the Material World."

DESTROY: "Mother," "Born in the Fifties, "Behind My Camel," "Tea in the Sahara."

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"What Means the World to You" by Cam'Ron

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 3 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
Y'all're still too mad at Sting to acknowledge how fuckingBAD-ASS the Police were. *songs/lyrics/chops* plus humor. (yeah, I saw both the Ghosts & Syncronicity tours). Personally, I'm into the oddball tracks, so here's...

My Unfadeable Police Mix:
Voices Inside My Head
Bring on the Night
Spirits In the Material World
Driven to Tears
When the World is Running Down
Shadows in the Rain
Darkness
Deathwish

and come to think of it, unless I'm feeling really nostalgic I won't rock Outlandous or Synchronicity. even typing the titles feels tedius.

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 04:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A pair of POXs, concentrating on reggaefied ones that sound like they're being played backwards (and mercifully ignoring Side 2 of "Synchronicity" entirely) would satisfy my lifetime Police appetite nicely. A few weird choices: "Regatta du Blanc", "Synchronicity I", "Fallout" and (yep!) "Mother" (which hardly anyone else except Bimble likes.)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 05:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like "Mother" too! More "Mother," less "King of Pain," sez I.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 05:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Their albums make a nice bell curve, peaking over the center section of Zenyatta Mondatta. I'll take half the first and last, most of nos. 2 and 4 and all of no. 3.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 05:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(in 8th and 9th grade, they were my Favorite Band in the Whole Wide World)

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 05:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Search: Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, Bed's Too Big Without You, When the World is Running Down You Make the Best of What's Still Around, Masoka Tango, Behind My Camel, De Do Do Do De Da Da Da, Canaray in A Coalmine, Man in a Suitcase, Too Much Information, Demolition Man, Spirits in the Material World, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Peanuts, Mother, Synchronicity I and II, Wrapped Around Your Finger, So Lonely, Bombs Away, The Other Way of Stopping, Shadows in the Rain, Voices inside my Head, Be My Girl - Sally, King of Pain
Destroy: Every Step You Take

Silky Sensor (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 06:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Also search: Next to You, O my God, Miss Grandenko
Also destroy: Born in th 50s

Silky Sensor (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 06:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Synchronicity was the first album I ever owned.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 06:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

they really don't get much love on ILM. I was in a bar a couple weeks ago and they put on that Every Breath You Take greatest hits thing, and it sounded great! well except for that stupid "Don't Stand So Close to Me" remake but that goes without saying. Stewart Copeland is amazing.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 06:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Tea In the Sahara" is amazing, like Eno producing a jazz ballad. Also, the guitar solo on "So Lonely" is neat.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 07:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Rehumanise Yourself (urrrggh!), On Any Other Day ('my five-year son has turned out gay' - seriously what the fuckety fuck?), One World Is Enough, all of Sting's lyrics, It's Alright For You, Hole My Life, Walking In Your Footsteps (biggest load of shite ever), Oh My God (my reaction too!)

Search: Lots of stuff people have already mentioned, also *Omega Man* (a pop '21st Century Schizoid Man'?), Bring On The Night, Secret Journey, Hungry For You (check out the 'Love Supreme' bassline), Deathwish (reggae raga rock!), Truth Hits Everybody, Fall Out (their Stooges song I guess), Miss Gradenko (Talking Heads meets Robert Fripp?) and most of all **Mother**, which I have only recently come to LOVE.

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 09:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All this love for "Mother"! Maybe I need to listen to it again. The last time I heard it was like seven years ago and I thought it was the pieceiest piece of shit to ever shit.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 16:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like "Zenyatta" a lot, hate "Roxanne" with a passion, tolerate their later more MOR stuff, which is good MOR. I like the way Andy Summers colors the music, find Stewart Copeland a bit overrated as a drummer, etc.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 18:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Most of the bonus tracks are wack. BUT the first single's "Nothing Acheiving" and "Fall Out" are great.

Most of the album tracks are worth hearing/having. With the exception of some of "Synchronicity".

Hidden gems : "Peanuts" (rather obviously about Mick Jagger), "On Any Other Day", "Behind My Camel", "Too Much Information".

Scott McFarland (Scott McFarland), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 18:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

too much information is amazing: dense as a motherfucker

Silky Sensor (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 18:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just listened to Miss Gradenko. Classic. Stewart Copeland is genius. The solo on that song is classic too.

Spirits In The Material World and Invisible Sun are classic too.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 20:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

One of my favorite Ozzy quotes: When asked how he thinks his life has turned out so far, Ozzy (pouring some sugar into his tea) goes "Could be worse. I could be Sting."

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 20:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Y'all're still too mad at Sting to acknowledge how fuckingBAD-ASS the Police were

No, we're mad at Sting because the Police used to be so "BAD-ASS", considering how fucking indisputably CRAP he is now.

Don't tell me how, why, when and what I'm mad at, godfuckingdammitalltohell!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wow. You ARE mad!

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Thursday, 24 March 2005 00:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the first response on this thread = OTM

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 24 March 2005 00:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
Don't really know or like the Police very much, so when Truth Hits Everybody came up on shuffle, I was like, hmm, should probably skip it. But then I didn't and it rewarded me by being great. So search Truth Hits Everybody.

Billy Pilgrim (Billy Pilgrim), Thursday, 13 October 2005 21:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wohoho!

blunt (blunt), Thursday, 13 October 2005 23:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OK, now I'm curious: can ANYONE vouch for "Born in the Fifties"? About the only good thing I can think to say about it is that it's fun to mishear it as "We were bored, boring and filthy," but that's not much. It's tedious, forced, uninsightful, and wracked with bad, bad, bad lyrics. "WHEN THE BEATLES CAME!!!!" Yeah whatever. Defend the indefensible, anyone?

Doctor Casino, Friday, 14 October 2005 01:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

no, it's terrible - but I am awaiting the Police revival. I think they've missed their chance to be retro-cool, more likely they will one day be retro-kitsch, like lounge music from the 60s. certain people will think they're underrated geniuses, everyone else will wonder what the fuss is about

Dominique (dleone), Friday, 14 October 2005 01:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Born in the Fifties" is awesome and hilarious if you read it as Sting (Born: 1951) trying to present his credentials as a Vital Punk Dude birthed in the closing seconds of 1959, as if he wasn't an ancient deputy headmaster or something.

For all that, the Police were classic!

Great Stewart Copeland interview here, wherein he admits that much of his awesome ride bell playing was overdubbed. Haha!

retort pouch (retort pouch), Friday, 14 October 2005 02:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh man, how fantastic is this?

retort pouch (retort pouch), Friday, 14 October 2005 02:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

o.g version of "don't stand so close" to me and "voices inside my head" are two of my favorite songs ever. and yes, stewart copeland is magical.

buboclot, Friday, 14 October 2005 11:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Great Stewart Copeland interview here, wherein he admits that much of his awesome ride bell playing was overdubbed. Haha!

That ain't nothin' new. Copeland was never afraid to use studio technology to build drum tracks. "Every Breath You Take" was half live, half programmed - the kick & snare were Linn Drum, with Copeland overdubbing the high-hat & cymbals seperately.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 14 October 2005 16:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh god. I can't STAND "Born In the Fifties". Not only is the song itself awful, but the way he SINGS it is just...not suited to his strengths as a vocalist at all. Pushes too hard.

Bimble The Nimble, Jumped Over A Thimble! (Bimble...), Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

from the above Copeland interview,
Copeland has of late also probed The Police catalog with what he has dubbed "derangements." "They are Police tracks lobotomized to concoct new recordings," he explains. Mixing live and studio versions, instrumental tracks of an original with the vocals from a later version, the jam from mid-"Roxanne" with the lyrics to "So Lonely," and so on, these derangements are expected to be heard as bonus tracks on new reissues

auto mash-up !

blunt (blunt), Saturday, 15 October 2005 02:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I was *really* into Ghost in the Machine when I was a kid. The cover was awesome.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 15 October 2005 03:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It took me forever to realize that the cover art was meant to represent human faces. (Mind you I had the same reaction to the Glider EP.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 15 October 2005 03:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't understand how any one could possibly consider "Tea In The Sahara" to be worthy of the "destroy" tag. Since I first heard the song, it's been among my 3 favorite Police tracks. I like the chorus of "Born In The Fifties," and I've never once considered it to be bad, although I pretty much always skip it just because I'd rather get to the better songs.

billstevejim (billstevejim), Saturday, 15 October 2005 04:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They dropped the bomb on us
While we made love on the BEACH
We were the class they couldn't TEACH
Cuz we knew BET-TAH

I thought that song was great when I was about 11, even though I had no idea what he was going on about. By the time I was old enough to realize how silly it was my fondness for it was firmly entrenched. Totally stupid, but not a bad hook. As fake as fake-punk got.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Saturday, 15 October 2005 05:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the lyrical whatever is horrifyingly embarrassing but the police had a great overall sound, all those thin sharp totally un-analog recordings w/o being too baroque or over-orchestrated. come to think their records sound almost exactly like zz top from the same era but with the guitars played a little different.

geoff (gcannon), Saturday, 15 October 2005 05:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't understand how any one could possibly consider "Tea In The Sahara" to be worthy of the "destroy" tag.

Because it's a hopelessly pretentious sack of tepid, runny DUNG wherein Sting grabs an unsuspecting Paul Bowles novel by the sensitive bits, pours syrup all over it and then proceeds to bugger it inconsiderably, whilst coming up with some of the worst couplets of his already pock-marked career. It's AWFUL!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 15 October 2005 05:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Not all the lyrics are terrible, but even when they are the rhythms and soundscapes mostly make up for it. (And don't forget Sting's playing as a key part of the sound -- don't throw the bass out with the bathos.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 21 April 2017 13:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

cheery finns, huge lutes, upturned tables:
https://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/wikla/Kuva_arkisto/Nordmaling2001/100-0086_IMG.JPG

mark s, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sting's Police lyrics are a strange contrast of hyper pretentious and totally stupid. I could have sworn when they reunited that they retroactively claimed the dumb rhymes were on purpose, but I have my doubts.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

That said, musicianship, including Sting, is so across-the-board great. I love how even at their most indulgent and overproduced and overdubbed, they rarely sound like more than three guys in a room. Even though there are all sorts of little nuances and stuff added and tweaked and embellished.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Like, songs with three or four guitar parts that are so subtle and well arranged that it sounds almost just like one guitar. Until you pay close attention.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

To be clear, I adore stings voice and the way he sings his lyrics. I just hate the words sometimes.

An older friend, a jazz guy I used to play guitar with, had seen the police live during 83 or so and said something I found memorable: "they were making an awful lot of music for three guys"

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Friday, 21 April 2017 14:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

I often think of that comment when listening to Rush too

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Friday, 21 April 2017 14:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

there has always been this weird relationship between Rush and the Police, at least as far as fan overlap, and in Rush's case, actively taking influence from the Police.

I still have a bit of PTSD with Sting. I never really loved his voice, but once I started paying attention to his lyrics, I got more and more annoyed, to the point I couldn't listen to them. However, Copeland is in my top 3 drummers of all time. I can listen to just his isolated tracks all day. And it's incredibly fun to play almost any Police song as a musician. I should probably work on resolving this, because deep down, I know there were great.

Dominique, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

My guitar teacher pinpoints Andy Summers genius at recognizing the way his sus and seventh chords and other weird ideas work so well with chorus and echo, the way the effects sort of imply or fill out these broken chords in cool ways.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 15:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

otm, the effects are baked into the very musical structure, such a painter

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Friday, 21 April 2017 15:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

there has always been this weird relationship between Rush and the Police, at least as far as fan overlap, and in Rush's case, actively taking influence from the Police.

yea there's some active overlap with prog there - "Synchronicity II" being the most obvious example. I think all three had a background in it at some point.

last time I heard Yes's Big Generator it struck me how many of the songs sounded like what the Police might've had they stuck around to 1987.

frogbs, Friday, 21 April 2017 16:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

Hell, even "Owner of a Lonely Heart" owes a huge debt to the Police.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 18:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

and everything produced by Rupert Hine

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Friday, 21 April 2017 18:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

I think all three had a background in it at some point.

Andy: Guitarist w/Eric Burdon & The Animals in their last gasp, proto-prog period
Stewart: Drummer for Curved Air
Sting: Fusion dude

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 21 April 2017 18:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lYi1fBalGeg/TSYXc8dbz_I/AAAAAAAAFm0/K92djhEReiw/s1600/sc00008742.jpg

andy was also in soft machine but that was firmly during their psych phase

del esdichado (NickB), Friday, 21 April 2017 19:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

plus they had that proto-Police band Strontium 90, with the 4th member being Mike Howlett of Gong

frogbs, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Andy was in Soft Machine.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ha, how did I miss that magazine cover?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

and everything produced by Rupert Hine

And Men At Work, how capitalized on the relatively long wait between Police records.

Read a good interview with Stewart recently that for all the band's supposed dabbling, he'd only call maybe three Police songs at all reggae derived.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

bring on the night
beds too big
one world
?

del esdichado (NickB), Friday, 21 April 2017 19:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

I dunno, there's a lot of reggae/dub influence all over the first three albums, less on the 4th and 5th. It's as much spatial as specifically structural, but it's definitely there.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 21 April 2017 19:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

walking on the moon?

akm, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

So Lonely?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

A singles compilation is all one really needs from this band - they weren't really a band that had a wealth of killer deep cuts.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Friday, 21 April 2017 19:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

Feel kind of cheated that sting hasn't given us an album of lute reggae yet

del esdichado (NickB), Friday, 21 April 2017 19:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, maybe a singles comp and then another disc with Gradenko, Darkness and other faves from this thread

calstars, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

I like Synchronicity but it might be just because I remember my parents playing it when I was a kid

calstars, Friday, 21 April 2017 19:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

My fave Police review might be Xgau on that album, since he calls out the lyrics of Mother and Gradenko as high points.

Yeah, I don't exactly what Copeland was getting at re: reggae. He talks about it here around 3 minutes in:

http://www.thetrapset.net/bns-stewart-copeland-answers-listener-questions/

Basically something like "there are only one or two Police songs that are reggae as they might be played by Jamaicans." He calls Bed's Too Big a shuffle with a reggae-ish guitar, for example. I guess I understand, that minus the formal structure of reggae it's not reggae, just reggae-ish.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 20:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

sting has taken up the lute
he always was a stupid coot
he plucks a dowland air while his wife plays flute
you've gotta humanise yourself

del esdichado (NickB), Friday, 21 April 2017 21:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sometimes the less I know about a musician's personal life the easier it is to enjoy their music

calstars, Friday, 21 April 2017 21:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

right thread this time!

as someone who hates the Police, I give Stewart credit for being accurate about the reggae elements in their material (ie "only a couple songs" bearing any real similarity to reggae)

Οὖτις, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

he's smart/literate enough to know that just moving the downbeat in the drum part around or having a strummed guitar chord on the offbeat doesn't make your song reggae

Οὖτις, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Trump is such an asshole he thinks becoming president betters him, when in fact him becoming president lessens the office.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

not you too

Οὖτις, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvGpWksgEI8

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

How embarrassing for all involved

calstars, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

At least Edge didn't try to play.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Preach it, Edge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ELpJqa4PaY

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

Page: "gosh not sure if I can figure out how to play those two notes or not. Whoof"

Οὖτις, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Stink n' Boner

calstars, Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

The video is cringeworthy as hell, but it's worth it perhaps to see Paul glance and smirk at Gordon at one point when they're sharing the mic, but G doesn't return the look, not willing to foresake the gravitas of the moment.

calstars, Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

And in the almost as difficult to watch Jimmy / David interaction, I wonder if there were any latent English / Irish musings in their heads

calstars, Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

v glad i saw them live before Synchronicity

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:23 (four months ago) Permalink

"Synchronicity I"???????

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:07 (four months ago) Permalink

'Synchronicity I' is excellent, as is the brilliantly unhinged 'Mother', which is one of my many personal highlights on that LP.

'Saint Augustine in Hell' has the hilarious part about music critics, too.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:25 (four months ago) Permalink

I actually like synchronicity a lot as a whole except for brontosaurus/lesson for us

or at night (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:42 (four months ago) Permalink

I used to love "Mother," now I wish Sting had sung it. Or, better, Andy's mom.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:43 (four months ago) Permalink

I actually like synchronicity a lot as a whole except for brontosaurus/lesson for us

― or at night (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:42 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ha, yes!!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:45 (four months ago) Permalink


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