Thursday, January 18, 2007

Throwback Thursday: The Police

The Police were a British band that existed from 1977 to 1984. They are best known for their hybrid of rock and reggae.

I am just old enough to remember the early eighties height of their popularity. I was in elementary school. All I really recall is the Synchronicity era and the constant playing of those songs just about everywhere. I just wanted it to stop. Who else remembers the constant showings of the black and white video for "Every Breath You Take," back when MTV actually showed videos? Most of my younger readers probably know of them as the band that Sting was in before he became the weird new age meditation guy who sings music that makes you want to take a nap. That is certainly true.

The thing is this. When I got older, I heard some of their other music and it is actually pretty good. They aren't my favorite band, but I have been known to listen to them every now and then. I would even say that I am a fan of certain songs and I certainly understand that they had a definite influence on the music world.

Anyway, it is actually kind of ironic that someone requested this throwback. I just read last week, that they are planning a 2007 reunion tour. So there you go, timeliness from IA. Go figure... Now go listen to some tracks and get ready to shell out a ridiculous amount of money to check them out this summer.

Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
Can't Stand Losing You

Regatta de Blanc (1979)
Message in a Bottle
Walking On the Moon

Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
Don't Stand So Close To Me
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

Ghost in the Machine (1981)
Spirits in the Material World
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Synchronicity (1983)
Every Breath You Take
King of Pain

Past Throwbacks:
1/11/07: Smashing Pumpkins
1/4/07: Ryan Adams
12/28/06: The Replacements
12/14/06: Talking Heads
12/07/06: Peter Gabriel
11/30/06: The Pixies
11/16/06: Prince
11/09/06: Ben Folds Five
11/02/06: Beastie Boys
10/26/06: Joy Division
10/19/06: They Might Be Giants
10/12/06: The Psychedelic Furs
10/05/06: The Clash
09/28/06: The Smiths
09/21/06: A Tribe Called Quest
09/14/06: R.E.M.
09/07/06: The Cure
08/31/06: Morphine
08/24/06: The Lemonheads
08/17/06: Depeche Mode
08/10/06: New Order

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Blogger Aya Amurjuev said...

Do you know why I read your blog with the passion of a religious zealot? Because you have the best taste ever. Your Throwback Thursday list could double as a shortlist of the greatest music ever recorded. Thanks so much for this post and keep up the good work! :)

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