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Stewart Copeland says recording the last 2 Police albums was ‘Hell on Earth’
April 24th, 2024 under The Police. [ Comments: none ]

The Police recorded five studio albums, and Stewart Copeland says they weren’t all heavenly to record.

It is no secret that Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers did not get along towards the end of The Police’s run. And now the drummer is detailing how bad things were to record their last two albums Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity.

Even though they were recording their fourth album in paradise, he says, “It was Hell on Earth.”

It was just the three of them in the room. They might be legends outside of those four walls, but inside, they were just pieces of shit to the other two.

This continued through the recording of their final album. So, does Stweart regret it? “We look back on the result of this strife, the struggle, and we appreciate that struggle is what gave the band its energy, its snap, its zing, its fire. It was that dichotomy,” he said. “By now, we had grown apart musically.”

They might’ve been three different musicians who hated each other in one band, but they loved the music they created.

And when you think about it, it explains the really dark songs, like One World (Not Three), Synchronicity II, King of Pain, and Wrapped Around Your Finger.

Things might have been ugly between them, but they sure did create beautiful music.

And this is why I will always prefer Summers songs over Sting’s. Imagine all the great songs The Police could’ve recorded if Sting wasn’t such a goddamn fucking asshole bastard.


Is Sting’s butt music heard on Roxanne?
November 27th, 2023 under The Police. [ Comments: none ]

It has been over 45 years since The Police recorded their breakout song, Roxanne, and Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers shared a truth about the breakout single.

For years there has been a rumor that you can hear Sting’s butt hit the piano keys at the beginning of the tune. Is it true? “True,” the guitarist said, “He walked across the studio as we’re still recording, and he sat on the piano.”

Why did they keep it? Because Summers explained, “It was sort of a punk, irrelevant thing to do.”

So now you will hear that sound and think of Sting’s flat butt making beautiful music as it hit the ivories. Want to have that image in your head now, then click here!


Has Sting hit hard times?
October 2nd, 2023 under Hard times, The Police. [ Comments: none ]

I can’t remember the last time Sting has had a hit. And it looks like he is hitting the floor with a broom before he goes on stage at Roger’s Arena in Vancouver. So, has the stinger (get it?) hit hard times and has to work to play?

Of course not. He was just having some fun before he told his fans that he is the King of Pain.


Did Sting steal Big Bird’s look?
June 29th, 2022 under The Police. [ Comments: none ]

The other night Sting wore a yellow suit with orange hightops, and I couldn’t get over how much he looks like Big Bird. All he needs is a beak, and people on Sesame Street would not be able to tell the difference.


Sting does a rare performance of Russians for a good cause
March 5th, 2022 under The Police. [ Comments: none ]


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Back in 1985, the world was involved in a Cold War with Russia. We were all afraid of them dropping the bomb. That year, Sting released a song called Russians as a plea that we would never get the thing that would end all wars.

That was then, and the Cold War finally ended. However, in the last week, Russia attacked Ukraine and is bringing us closer to that reality.

So, today he took the spider webs off of the tune he never thought would be relevant again and is singing it because, unfortunately, it is.

Sting is not only singing it because it is relevant again as he implores that Russia ends its unprovoked attack. He also wants to get the word out about a charity that is assisting displaced Ukrainians.

The singer is asking you to donate to Help Ukraine. He says, “The supplies shipped to this warehouse in Poland are delivered in coordination with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and are guaranteed to go to people most in need.”


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