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The Police

Rock trio formed in England in 1977

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A Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3

  • Jan 17, 2012
They are one of the most unique-sounding bands to ever come out of the English music scene. I love their combination of raggae, pop, rock, and ska. They played some extremely catchy songs. Furthermore, even though they tour every now and then today, they don't record new music - they played their piece and got out on the top of their game.
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January 18, 2012
Love The Police! Great QT, what's your fave song?
January 19, 2012
Well, I find myself listening to "Don't Stand so Close to Me" most often, but there's a lot.
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Led by Gordon "Sting" Sumner. Sting began recording solo in 1985. Group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Nominally, the Police were punk rock, but that's only in the loosest sense of the term. The trio's nervous, reggae-injected pop/rock was punky, but it wasn't necessarily punk. All three members were considerably more technically proficient than the average punk or new wave band. Andy Summers had a precise guitar attack that created dense, interlocking waves of sounds and effects. Stewart Copeland could play polyrhythms effortlessly. And Sting, with his high, keening voice, was capable of constructing infectiously catchy pop songs. While they weren't punk, the Police certainly demonstrated that the punk spirit could have a future in pop music. As their career progressed, the Police grew considerably more adventurous, experimenting with jazz and various world musics. All the while, the band's tight delivery and mastery of the pop single kept their audience increasing, and by 1983, they were the most popular rock & roll band in the world. Though they were at the height of their fame, internal tensions caused the band to splinter apart in 1984, with Sting picking up the majority of the band's audience to become an international superstar.

Stewart Copeland and Sting (born Gordon Sumner) formed the Police in 1977. Prior to the band's formation, Copeland, the son of a CIA agent, had attended college in California, ...

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Genre: Rock
Members: Sting
Label: A&M, Polydor, Universal
Years Active: 1977–1984, 1986, 2003, 2007–2008
Country: London, England
Genre: Rock
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