Tag Archives: The Police

RS #428: The Police, Outlandos D’Amour


The Police, Outlandos D'Amour

Release Date: 1978
Previously Owned: Yes
The Police, Outlandos D'Amour
Rare photo of the Police not punching each other
Impressions: The first concert I ever saw (not counting The Four Freshman in a shopping mall) was Amnesty International's Conspiracy Of Hope in 1986. It was one of the last shows The Police played before they broke up (for the first time) and I thought they were amazing. That made me a fairly decent Police fan for the rest of my life, even if they would do something stupid in the future … Continue Reading ››

RS #448: The Police, Synchronicity


The Police, Synchronicity

Release Date: 1983 Previously Owned: Yes (on tape, CD, vinyl)
The Police, Synchronicity
I guess "Synchronicity" involves all three band members wanting to punch each other out equally.
Impressions: Synchronicity is one of the first truly great albums I got my hands on as a youth. After floundering around with Huey Lewis and the News, the "Arthur" Soundtrack and Hooked on Classics, a friend of mine gave me a tape of this album (along with Michael Jackson's Thriller on the B Side) and I wore it out. I even started fast forwarding through Thriller, … Continue Reading ››

Cool Guardian article about British songwriters

Isle of Noises, Daniel Rachel
Cool cover design.
Like the headline says, I'm just sharing a cool article from the Guardian. A few really interesting insights about songwriting with Ray Davies, John Lydon, Mick Jones, Paul Weller, Andy Partridge, Sting, Annie Lennox, Johnny Marr and many slightly older British musician people.  Excerpts from this book, Isle of Noises: Conversations with great British songwriters by Daniel Rachel: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/05/british-songwriter-interviews-secrets