The Police (Official Thread)

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"Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes!!!!!!"

One of them rare 3 piece bands. Kudos!!!

Sting obviously is the most succesful out of the three, but Stewart Copeland ranks on my top 5 bias list of greatest drummers.
 

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Copeland is a superior percussionist for sure. I love the Police! :grinthumb
 

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'79-'82: they seemed kinda weird to me, I thought they were new wave and didnt pay any attention to em.
'83-86: radio played the crap out of them and I HATED them. please God, no more......

fastforward to a about 4 years ago: I started to realize they had alot in common with 80's style Rush and I delved into their '78-'83 catalog and really loved what I heard. I always thought that Copeland was a tremendous drummer but wow I was kinda blown away.
Now I have their whole catalog on vinyl and some greatest hits cd's as well.
 

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I always thought that Copeland was a tremendous drummer but wow I was kinda blown away.

Agreed..I think he is quite under-rated.

He is methodical, and knows how to get the best out of a half step beat. It is a wonderful mash up of ska/half step/and crazy 3/4 time.
 
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Always liked The Police from the first time I heard Roxanne&Message in a bottle.
The Police-Driven to tears
 

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I remember hearing on the radio back in the mid-1990s that Stewart Copeland was a supporter of the right in politics?. :uh:

Message in a bottle & Walking on the moon always take me back to 1978/79 whenever i hear them which thankfully is HARDLY EVER THANK GOD!!.:****:
 

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'79-'82: they seemed kinda weird to me, I thought they were new wave and didnt pay any attention to em.
'83-86: radio played the crap out of them and I HATED them. please God, no more......

fastforward to a about 4 years ago: I started to realize they had alot in common with 80's style Rush and I delved into their '78-'83 catalog and really loved what I heard. I always thought that Copeland was a tremendous drummer but wow I was kinda blown away.
Now I have their whole catalog on vinyl and some greatest hits cd's as well.
This has been my EXACT experience with them (although the fast forward happened something like 20 years ago).
 

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I remember hearing on the radio back in the mid-1990s that Stewart Copeland was a supporter of the right in politics?. :uh:

Message in a bottle & Walking on the moon always take me back to 1978/79 whenever i hear them which thankfully is HARDLY EVER THANK GOD!!.:****:
I actually don't give a flying **** who supports what,I just listen to the tunes.
 

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This has been my EXACT experience with them (although the fast forward happened something like 20 years ago).

I wish I wouldve gotten into them 20 years ago cuz by now I'd know all of their songs by heart. I'm still getting to know the lesser known songs, especially the last few on each record. But hey, that's half the fun is getting to know them right? I wish I had just recently discovered some of my favorite bands like Rush, Floyd, Maiden, etc....(fill in favorite bands here)
 

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Added a weblink and disoc for the thread, and replaced all the non working vids I could. Let's keep the police thread a jammin'

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