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« on: January 15, 2007, 04:09:27 PM »

"It’s looking more certain than ever that Sting is about to reunite with his original band, The Police."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243725,00.html

This is about as exciting as the new Gun's 'n Roses album, "Chinese Democracy".  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007, 04:10:45 PM »

Excellent!

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 04:13:09 PM »

"It’s looking more certain than ever that Sting is about to reunite with his original band, The Police."

I've often said that there are two concert events I would pay in excess of $100 to see:  1)  If Queen ever resurrected Freddy Mercury and went on tour (not ever going to happen) and 2) if the Police ever did a reunion tour. 

They've been talking about these "reunion tours" ever since the late 1980s.  NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007, 04:29:20 PM »

Does anyone know who Christopher Orr is from the Oclophobist Blog from New York. Was he a former actor?
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007, 04:31:26 PM »

The problem they are running into is that they have to find venues that can accomodate thousands of aluminum "walkers."  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 09:54:16 PM »

"It’s looking more certain than ever that Sting is about to reunite with his original band, The Police."

Nonetheless, I'll still be downloading their songs for free.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007, 09:55:53 PM »

Nonetheless, I'll still be downloading their songs for free.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 10:12:53 PM »

I've often said that there are two concert events I would pay in excess of $100 to see:  1)  If Queen ever resurrected Freddy Mercury and went on tour (not ever going to happen) and 2) if the Police ever did a reunion tour. 

They've been talking about these "reunion tours" ever since the late 1980s.  NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 01:30:15 PM »

I've often said that there are two concert events I would pay in excess of $100 to see:  1)  If Queen ever resurrected Freddy Mercury and went on tour (not ever going to happen) and 2) if the Police ever did a reunion tour. 

They've been talking about these "reunion tours" ever since the late 1980s.  NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

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I would pay big bucks for a full reunion of the mid-'70s Genesis lineup (not the Collins/Banks/Rutherford nonsense).
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2007, 01:50:14 PM »

I heard Sting once say in an interview he was not interested in playing Police songs because he had "outgrown" that "lower stage" of his development or something like that. I thought that was so arrogant; can we ever forget our roots??
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2007, 06:37:50 PM »

I heard Sting once say in an interview he was not interested in playing Police songs because he had "outgrown" that "lower stage" of his development or something like that. I thought that was so arrogant; can we ever forget our roots??

I think I saw the same interview and didn't get the impression that Sting was being arrogant. Like all of us, life has led him along many paths. I have, for instance, left my Protestant roots in converting to Orthodoxy. I shall never forget my Protestant background and how appreciative I am for it, but if anyone asked me was I interested in rejoining with my Protestant relatives and friends in worship, I would have to answer honestly. No, I'm not. Why? Because I have simply outgrown, moved on (whatever you like to call it) from that stage of my life. I don't think saying that indicates that I consider myself superior in any way, just that now I have a different desires to those I once had.

 

 
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2007, 06:53:38 PM »

I would pay big bucks for a full reunion of the mid-'70s Genesis lineup (not the Collins/Banks/Rutherford nonsense).

OK, make that three concert events I would pay more than $100 to see.  I can't believe I forgot that.  Lamb lies down on Broadway friggin' rocks! 

And Collins/Banks/Rutherford wasn't all bad!

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2007, 06:56:45 PM »

Who knows what kinds of concerts will be held in heaven; a bonus being that entrance would be free!

I get the feeling that I'm not going to be jammin' in heaven to the likes of Cream, Rush, the Police, Led Zeppelin or Iron Maiden!  I think God is more of a Beethoven fan!  Nothing wrong with that.

As for free, you mean God wouldn't assess a 110% service charge like Ticketmaster?

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2007, 07:01:51 PM »

I would pay big bucks for a full reunion of the mid-'70s Genesis lineup (not the Collins/Banks/Rutherford nonsense).

Right on!!!!!!!!!!    Cool

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2007, 07:05:42 PM »

OK, make that three concert events I would pay more than $100 to see.  I can't believe I forgot that.  Lamb lies down on Broadway friggin' rocks! 

Best progressive rock album EVER!  And Foxtrot and Wind and Wuthering are also right up there!

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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2007, 07:09:15 PM »

I get the feeling that I'm not going to be jammin' in heaven to the likes of Cream, Rush, the Police, Led Zeppelin or Iron Maiden!  I think God is more of a Beethoven fan!  Nothing wrong with that.

Yeah......I'm not going to complain about Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Handel, other Baroque, "early" music etc.   Wink
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2007, 07:25:40 PM »

I heard Sting once say in an interview he was not interested in playing Police songs because he had "outgrown" that "lower stage" of his development or something like that. I thought that was so arrogant; can we ever forget our roots??

I have to agree. I think that Sting can be very arrogant at times.  He used to practically come to blows with Andy Summers often; Stewart Copeland had to keep them from killing each other!  Strangely enough, he does seem to have a kind of a humble side as well.....or is at least not kept from seeing reality for what it is by his behaviour at certain times!
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2007, 08:20:05 PM »

Best progressive rock album EVER!  (Lamb lies down on Broadway)


Yeah, it's really good and definitely has a high rating in my CD collection, but I wouldn' t go that far.  My top 5 for Prog Rock albums:

1)  Dark Side of the Moon--Pink Floyd
2) Moving Pictures--Rush
3) Metropolis Pt. 2 (Scenes from a Memory)--Dream Theater
4) Images and Words--Dream Theater
5) Relayer--Yes

Just MHO.

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2007, 09:07:49 PM »

Well, the Yes album I might be able to come close to agreeing with you about.  I really love their 70's stuff.  I don't know Dream Theater.  But Floyd and Rush?  Just MHO........but I don't think so.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2007, 02:42:56 PM »

OK, make that three concert events I would pay more than $100 to see.  I can't believe I forgot that.  Lamb lies down on Broadway friggin' rocks! 

And Collins/Banks/Rutherford wasn't all bad!

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2007, 03:07:46 PM »

I heard Sting once say in an interview he was not interested in playing Police songs because he had "outgrown" that "lower stage" of his development or something like that. I thought that was so arrogant; can we ever forget our roots??


I guess it takes a musician to relate and understand what he means.  He's not being arrogant (at least not in this case, because, Lord knows, the man has a huge ego).  I know, for myself, that playing music I wrote 15 years ago for my very first band is atrocious to my ears, even though I have friends, even close ones, who love that old stuff.  I hate playing it.  I get bored with it very quickly and, as a result, the feeling that I had when I wrote/played it first is gone, and the whole song suffers.  I've outgrown the desperation that I had when I wrote alot of that stuff and, as a result, I cannot do it justice anymore. 

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I guess it takes a musician to relate and understand what he means.  He's not being arrogant (at least not in this case, because, Lord knows, the man has a huge ego).  I know, for myself, that playing music I wrote 15 years ago for my very first band is atrocious to my ears, even though I have friends, even close ones, who love that old stuff.  I hate playing it.  I get bored with it very quickly and, as a result, the feeling that I had when I wrote/played it first is gone, and the whole song suffers.  I've outgrown the desperation that I had when I wrote alot of that stuff and, as a result, I cannot do it justice anymore. 

I hope that made sense.

Hey, Schultz!   Ah.....tune up!   Wink

It makes total sense.  A very good post.  Good to see you here again after so long!  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2007, 05:16:22 PM »

Well, the Yes album I might be able to come close to agreeing with you about.  I really love their 70's stuff.  I don't know Dream Theater.  But Floyd and Rush?  Just MHO........but I don't think so.

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Well, get to know Dream Theater; they are an excellent band of musicians, most of whom graduated from the Berkeley School of Music in Boston.  They are kind of heavy, but very progressively rooted; I recommend, for starters, Images and Words and move on from there.

Floyd and Rush aren't progressive?  Oh, come on!  I'm not really a huge Floyd fan, but I always come back to Dark Side of the Moon and Rush is probably my favorite band of all time.  We can trade notes sometime, if you wish.

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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2007, 05:57:15 PM »

Dream Theater are definitely a music lover's (or musician's) band.  One loves them, hates them, or just doesn't get moved either way.

I'm in the first camp.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2007, 08:49:30 PM »

I think that Pink Floyd's Meddlewas one of their best albums. I agree with Pravoslavbobjthat Genesis's Wind and the Wuthering was exellent...especially "Blood on the Rooftops"[/i.  As for Yes I would choose Close the the Edge my fave being Siberian Khatru.  And we shouldn't forget ol' King Crimson.

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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2007, 11:11:18 PM »

Very interesting. Saturday I just bought Sting's first solo record after leaving the Police in CD form (I used to have it on vinyl when it first came out!)

And yesterday, I was thinking, "I wonder if Sting would ever do a Police reunion. I'd pay $150 for that ticket."

Maybe I'll get the chance!
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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2007, 11:23:55 PM »

I think the Police inherited the "mantle" of Led Zeplin in terms of just being a great band and cutting edge trio.

I think U2 inherited the mantle of the Beatles in terms of a body of great work and lasting songs and being great musicians and a foursome.

I think Springsteen inherited the Rolling Stones mantle as best rock 'n roll band.

Sorry, I kind of skipped over progressive rock and jumped over to fusion, especially Return To Forever, although I always liked Yes.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2007, 12:11:09 AM »

Well, the good old days for me were:

Sisters of Mercy- First, Last and Always
Bauhaus- Peel Sessions
Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
David Bowie- everything he did, including Tin Machine
The Cure- everything pre-Disintegration

I am more of a product of the 80's who depised glam rock.

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2007, 08:09:48 PM »

Well, the good old days for me were:

Sisters of Mercy- First, Last and Always
Bauhaus- Peel Sessions
Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
David Bowie- everything he did, including Tin Machine
The Cure- everything pre-Disintegration


These were the good old days?! Break out the prozac!  Nothing makes me cry more than listening to Joy Division.  Talk about depressing! :'(  It's good though (the music, I mean).

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