Articles tagged the police

22 Oct 2014 // 1:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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Top 12 Most Likely Songs to Be on Your Stalker’s Playlist

From classic stalker hits to contemporary indie, PopMatters presents stalker hits that will make you laugh, shiver, and lock your doors. Maroon 5, get away from that beauty queen of only 18.

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20 Music Videos from the 1980s That Have Aged Well

In this second installment of Sound Affects' retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.

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Could These Be the Nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.

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Walking on the Moon: The Untold Story of the Police and the Rise of New Wave Rock by Chris Campion

The Police certainly didn't cause Thatcherism or Reaganomics, and I don't think the band was a product of those policies, either.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with the Police (Episode 6)

The day before their supposed Final Show Ever at Madison Square Garden on August 7, 2008 (a hyped-up moment to cap the already hyped-up Improbable Reunion Tour),

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As band’s tour comes to an end, drummer says the reunion was done for all the right reasons

Has “reunion” become a dirty word in rock music? Stewart Copeland of the Police thinks not. Weary critics might grouse about old rockers hogging the

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12 Jul 2007 // 3:02 AM

Reunion is fun, but Copeland says there’s more to life now

"Sting is a champion of change. He has been playing these songs for 20 years, so I can understand he might want to change. His creativity never stops. It's like an 8,000-pound gorilla you gotta keep feeding. It can be a blessing and a curse, but that's why Andy and I are here, to feed the monster."

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11 Jul 2007 // 11:15 AM

Police tour revives the increasingly rare stadium show

The Police tour, the trio’s first such endeavor in 23 years, has not only thrust songs like “So Lonely” and “King of Pain” into our

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5 Jul 2007 // 1:44 AM

The Police adjust to touring in the 21st century

"The main reason to do it is for the buzz." Playing music is "a drug. It's one of the greatest things you can do in life, and I personally feel this is what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm trying to be a great musician, and I think I am, and I get to show it off. ... There's great joy in that."

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28 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Police: The Police

This two-disc collection presents most of the great songs from one of the best bands ever. Obscenely, I had hoped for even more.

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18 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Police: Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out [DVD]

Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out is more effective as a nostalgia trip for people intimately involved in the early days of The Police than as a telling work of cultural history.

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	The Police: Synchronicity Concert [DVD]

It’s strange to watch the Police’s Synchronicity Concert with the clarity of hindsight. At the time of its videocassette release in 1984, it seemed

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	The Police: Every Breath You Take—The Classics (Remastered)

At their best the Police were an adventurous pop act, but this remastered and reissued compilation makes them seem as bland as Sting's solo career.

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	The Police: Every Breath You Take: The DVD

The Police were something special. Three talents with egos and love/hate relationships to match, the trio seemed to effortlessly create better and more literate

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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