Silver Supporting Member
Definitely dug them. Definitely there were filler tracks. Doesn't mean the albums weren't solid! I think I like the mood of Ghost In The Machine best. Quite dark.
And pretty early on they butted heads over it and Sting gave them more royalties and they were happy enough to do like 2 more albums till Sting bolted. Sting was always the primary song writer which is obvious by the output by the 3 of them since they broke up. Only Sting has made any kind of music that is even close to what the Police made. No question Sting was the primary song writer for the group. Not saying the other guys didnt provide valuable input as evidenced by the weakness of a lot of Stings solo work (a lot of it is very good IMO though), but Sting was the epicenter of the band no question. Copeland should get a lot of credit, which I think Stings autobiography attests to, for pushing Sting to give up prog rock and to bring some punk and some harder edges to his style of music.Great band. Regatta is my favourite album from their catalogue.
I can't believe that Sting got sole songwriting credit for almost all of their music. The other 2 contributed a lot to the songs.
True story from Jay Leno, which he told when I saw him on a stand-up tour between his big TV careers, probably late 90s.I met them at the Conspiracy of Hope re-union.
Sting = Prick (SC's words, not mine)
Andy = Weirdo, picked his nose the whole time.
Stewart = Cool Dude, apologized for Sting and hung out with us watching Peter Gabriel's set.