I dunno, Daryl Munch sets a pretty high standard for ego too.that is an otherwise cool movie hurt somewhat by Sting's raging narcissism and self-importance...
I saw that film in the theater the weekend it opened (my roommate at the time was a huge Police fan....I lost interest after their first two albums). I was damn impressed, went to Tower Records and got the double cassette concert release.i loved that live album. at the time i loved jazz, and the police. seeing the two together was like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
It also says something about Sting as well:Agree on Darryl Jones. Like seriously dude? You just got transplanted into the new band of one of the hottest rock stars on the planet, who just so happens to be a bass player. Play what he says and STFU.
Agreed.Let's be honest, there we no small egos in that film.
If you didn't know you could walk into a room full of the best of the best and hold your own, you wouldn't be there.
I don't know.anyone know what kind of gear sting was using? obviously a strat but what else?
I was talking about handing over the bass duties to someone better than himself, and being happy to take a backseat on the musical arrangements.i think for him to switch to guit was no big deal given how minimally important the guitar parts are to those arrangements.
I hear you, but he still wrote all the songs....sang lead...and telling the backup singers what harmonies to sing, etc. I'm sure all the forms of the songs and "features" of certain instruments were 95% through his direction.I was talking about handing over the bass duties to someone better than himself, and be happy to take a backseat on the musical arrangements.
True, but Darryl is 100x the bass player Sting is, both he and Sting know it, and he left Miles' band to do the Blue Turtles project. As pointed out, everybody in the movie is first-tier at what they do... a certain amount of ego is to be expected (same thing in The Police, btw -- in fact, Darryl's argument is essentially Stewart or Andy's argument, except the fact he's an employee, not a partner). It would be strange if there weren't any egos involved.Agree on Darryl Jones. Like seriously dude? You just got transplanted into the new band of one of the hottest rock stars on the planet, who just so happens to be a bass player. Play what he says and STFU.