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How did Sting come to suck?
Old 10th December 2002
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How did Sting come to suck?

The Police were great.

Sting went on to be more succesful than the other two, but by making complete rubbish.

The other two went on to make rubbish that no one bought.

What happened? How did Sting become such an arse?

**This is a new thread based on a slagging off Sting was getting on another thread which I totally agreed with. Polo neck sweaters, Jags, Russians?? Heave.

***OK, to keep this thread in this forum....I personally think it was the vocal compressor that he's been using since The Police that lead to his downfall

grggt
Old 10th December 2002
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There's millions of women, like my fiancee for instance, who think he's pretty good looking, the other guys aren't?
Old 11th December 2002
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He takes himself waaaaaaaay too serious these days doesn't he? You want to slap him around and play him some early Police stuff and say "remember when you weren't such a frikkin' mope?"
Old 11th December 2002
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yes.often.
Old 11th December 2002
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Sadly (IMO), I'm hearing rumors of a police reunion. Thank god the Beatles never did this. Keep the legacy pure.
Old 11th December 2002
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At least it'll stop the drummer writing bad film scores.
Old 11th December 2002
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I don't know; IMO the only reason the Police where so big was because they were just a watered down version of something that was good. If I put on XTC's English Settlement, or even an earlier album like Drums & Wires or Go2, it just pisses all over the Police- and you can hear where the Police got a lot of their stuff. It's like XTC with a hard on for Bob Marley.
Old 11th December 2002
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I was a HUGE fan of the Police when I was a kid - to the extent that the Police and The Jam were my Beatles and Stones - and I've always been very disappointed at the way Sting turned out.

However, if you actually go back and listen to the Police albums in sequence, two things become very apparent:

a) Sting was a pretentious prat all the way back then as well, and

b) the Police albums were absolutely riddled with filler

I reckon album filler was a real late 70s disease, and unfortunately it's one that CD managed to re-invent in the 90s.

Why are so many albums now 65 - 79 minutes long? That's basically a double album, which few bands were ever capable of pulling off, even great bands, and yet now EVERYONE does it.

45 minutes tops, please, unless it's something really exceptional.
Old 11th December 2002
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Cos he has a rack of 64 channels of Prism ADA-8 and i dont!

Cos he has a portable 64Ch G+ SSL!

Cos he does ads for prism in polo jumbers and ugly **** off mocasin boots!

but he still dont suck cos he was in a WAY COOL band...

PEACE
Wiggy
Old 11th December 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by StuartMac
45 minutes tops, please, unless it's something really exceptional.
A-freakin'-men!

I'm a big Police AND Sting fan. He's just another typical artist...that just happens to be a big influence on meheh
...and he's just growing like all real artists do, just differently.
Old 11th December 2002
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Tantric sex indeed!

grudge
Old 11th December 2002
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He's grown on me like a rash since his first up his own bottom jazz influenced piece of solo album nonsense. I'd rather eat some of the stuff posted on the thread about wierd food people ate than listen to him banging on about being an 'Illegal Arsehole'. Especially in New York.
Old 11th December 2002
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Oh, and if anyone's interested, there's a Doors reunion taking place and Stuart Copeland is the drummer. Except he fell of his bicycle last week and broke his arm.
Old 11th December 2002
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imho he doesnt suck at all heh

i like the police as well ... but i am kinda tired of that

" in the past anything was just awesome "

fuuck past is over , happens every day
Old 11th December 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by BevvyB
...and Stuart Copeland is the drummer. Except he fell of his bicycle last week and broke his arm.
AGAIN?!?!:eek:
Old 11th December 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by BevvyB
Oh, and if anyone's interested, there's a Doors reunion taking place and Stuart Copeland is the drummer. Except he fell of his bicycle last week and broke his arm.
You all didn't expect a drummer to have a sense of balance did you?heh I bet he started out just fine and as his bike ride went on he kept going faster and faster until he crashed at 260bpm!!heh
Old 11th December 2002
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Oh, and if anyone's interested, there's a Doors reunion taking place and Stuart Copeland is the drummer.
Cool. Who's the bass player?

Jasper
Old 12th December 2002
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Cool. Who's the bass player?
A joke right?

That would be Manzarek's (sp?) left hand. rollz
Old 12th December 2002
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Nah, they ARE going to use a bass player. They did have a bass player on the LA Woman album. I know it's the guy from the Cult singing, and that the real Door's drummer isn't playing with them.
Old 12th December 2002
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So why the hell are they calling that a Doors reunion... fuuck
Old 12th December 2002
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Sting is well dodgy......his music has sucked hard for many years........I hate musos!.........Still, many people seem to love his music, which i find very hard to understand.tut
Old 12th December 2002
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Exactly... They should at least call themselves "The Windows" or something...
Old 12th December 2002
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Quote:
Cool. Who's the bass player?
------------------------------------------------------------------------

A joke right?

Well... I thought it was a joke. Guess not.

Here's something that's not a joke: I thought Sting's album "Dream of the Blue Turtles" was GREAT. And the production he gets on all his CDs are amazing for depth, clarity and presence.

I think his biggest problem is going on Oprah and talking about Tantric sex.

And I think some of you believe The Police was a real punk rock band. I'm not sure The Police was even a real New Wave band.

They always sounded pop to me.

Jasper
Old 13th December 2002
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I agree with Jasper. Also Sting and the Police are all great
players and his lyrics i think are exceptional
Old 13th December 2002
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knox wrote:

/He takes himself waaaaaaaay too serious these days doesn't he? You want to slap him around and play him some early Police stuff and say "remember when you weren't such a frikkin' mope?"/

Quite sure that he appeared in a Simpsons episode as himself trying to
get Bart out of the well in true world aid stylee.Think thats a good sign
of not taking himself too seriously. I donΒ΄t even care for Sting, but if your in a Simpsons episode then your great!.
Old 13th December 2002
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but if your in a Simpsons episode then your great!.
That's hard to dispute.

Quote:
Peter Frampton?
And yet, it can be done.

Jasper
Old 13th December 2002
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Sting has the problem that every artist has. Eventually the well runs dry, or close to it. The artist rarely realizes this and keeps going anyway.

rollz
Old 13th December 2002
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dfegad
......sting
Old 17th December 2002
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"How did Sting come to suck?"

Interesting choice of words.

(Reminds me of a story I heard about Sting at a club recently.)
Old 17th December 2002
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I realize this is mostly a european thing, Sting being english. If you notice his most staunch defenders are north americans. But while your at it why not give a few kicks to Billy Joel who IMO deserves it more than Sting. Sting comes from a mildly jazzy environment, has a unique and accurate voice and he's good looking and healthy, just because he was a grave robbing reggae-rock&roller who now wants to be an artist (?) is no reason to slight him (I can't believe I wrote that) he's eeked out a couple of good tunes. On the other hand Billy Joel started out as an artist and somewhere on theway to the present underwent some type of cocaine lobatomy and hasn't written worth a dfegad anything
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