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Sting after the Police

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Feb 2018, 21:31

So bring on the night is brilliant, nothing like the sun is largely brilliant, ten summoner's tales excellent and mercury falling pretty good.

What about the stuff after that? Any views? He gets a poor write up round here for his personality but are there any decent records after mercury falling?

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Feb 2018, 21:40

As you say, the first two LPs are pretty good; a lot better than they're given credit for here. TST is okay and I never bothered exploring after that. Saw him twice and the Police once.

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby nev harp » 09 Feb 2018, 21:42

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Feb 2018, 21:44

Matt Wilson wrote:As you say, the first two LPs are pretty good; a lot better than they're given credit for here. TST is okay and I never bothered exploring after that. Saw him twice and the Police once.


I saw him on the Amnesty tour in 1988, with the band that recorded bring on the night. It was tremendous. Though that whole gig was sensational.

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby The Great Defector » 09 Feb 2018, 21:45

.....the lawyers fees. Oh, the band and sting the singer? My bad.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 09 Feb 2018, 22:37

The Last Ship is worth a hearing, especially the Becky Unthank track.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Sneelock » 09 Feb 2018, 23:09

Coffee table book music.
I will admit he used good players and that his singing voice is nothing to sneeze at.
None of these albums actually cured cancer so I hold that as a point against them.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Feb 2018, 23:11

Sneelock wrote:Coffe table book music.
I will admit he used good players and that his singing voice is nothing to sneeze at.
None of these albums actually cured cancer so I hold that as a point against them.


:lol:

His music is the definition of benign.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Super-Jank » 10 Feb 2018, 01:17

I’ve never quite understood why he’s so despised! I mean, I don’t particularly like the fella but the way some people talk it’s like he shat in their slippers!
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Muskrat » 10 Feb 2018, 01:54

OCT wrote:I’ve never quite understood why he’s so despised! I mean, I don’t particularly like the fella but the way some people talk it’s like he shat in their slippers!


He's easily confused with Bono?
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby The Slider » 10 Feb 2018, 10:50

It's perceived hubris.
He takes himself very very seriously

Unless he's just taking the piss.
Which I wouldn't rule out

Bono is much more fun.

oh yeah - I like the first album but have never bothered with the rest
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Positive Passion » 10 Feb 2018, 10:50

Any more comments about the actual records?

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby yomptepi » 10 Feb 2018, 10:53

He should be strung up by his bollocks and slowly skinned alive.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Positive Passion » 10 Feb 2018, 10:55

yomptepi wrote:He should be strung up by his bollocks and slowly skinned alive.


Any more comments about the actual records?

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Super-Jank » 10 Feb 2018, 11:09

Have you seen those Brian Johnson (AC/DC) shows? He interviews stars and shows way too much wide-eyed sycophancy.

Anyway he did one with Sting and he (Sting) really does come across as a stuffy humourless prick.

Mind you Johnson's a fuckin eejit so it's not like you can take sides.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby yomptepi » 10 Feb 2018, 11:11

Positive Passion wrote:
yomptepi wrote:He should be strung up by his bollocks and slowly skinned alive.


Any more comments about the actual records?


don't be ridiculous. what on earth is there to say about his records, even with the Police.

The man is and always has been an utter cunt.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby K » 10 Feb 2018, 12:46

yomptepi wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
yomptepi wrote:He should be strung up by his bollocks and slowly skinned alive.


Any more comments about the actual records?


don't be ridiculous. what on earth is there to say about his records, even with the Police.

The man is and always has been an utter cunt.

I can only agree with the bear here.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Positive Passion » 10 Feb 2018, 12:51

K wrote:
yomptepi wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
Any more comments about the actual records?


don't be ridiculous. what on earth is there to say about his records, even with the Police.

The man is and always has been an utter cunt.

I can only agree with the bear here.


Ah well if you two say that it means they are pretty good and I had better get the whole set.

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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby Jimbo » 10 Feb 2018, 12:59

Sneelock wrote:Coffee table book music.


This.

I have heard so much better music on the margins of popularity … Wait, imagine you didn't know who Sting was and found one of his albums in a bin and for a penny you took a punt. An undiscovered genius?!? I think not. But his albums sold millions. Just goes to show ya, shit ain't fair.
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Re: Sting after the Police

Postby soundchaser » 10 Feb 2018, 17:42

Hang me now, but I really like those first two albums.

Funny that Russians is still as relevant now as it was then.

I love the production and playing on these albums and Sting’s songs are strong throughout.