Sting's new video...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by pmkelly, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I put this here because sting is technically a bassist... but I noticed in his new video that he was wearing an old Police concert t-shirt.... Hope springs eternal? It would be cool, but I don't see it ever happening, now that Stewart Copeland is doing his thing with Claypool and Anastacio....

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  2. Comakazi


    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    Yea, that would be absolutely great, but....I fear you're right, what with Copeland doing the Oysterhead thing.

    I saw an interview he did and he said that the whole idea about the Police getting back together is now out of his head. He seems very satisfied working with Claypool and Anastasio - who wouldn't! :D

    But yes, hope springs eternal. One day maybe.....
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I think it's Sting's passive-aggressive way of signaling to the other members that he wants to get back together. I don't think Andy would mind; his musical tastes and Sting's seem to be converging. Most of the animosity in the band was between Sting and Stewart, so that relationship has to be approached delicately...hence the T-shirt.
  4. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I don't know if a reunion would be any good... it seems like there is a lot of tension and anxiety in what they did as a group, which could stem from a little difficulty getting along... since they have had a big break, and only mildly kept in touch, could they use that tension again to create great music, or would it be a case of "I am a big rock star and do not have to put up with your sh#t! I am outta here!":eek:

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  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The latter I think, at least that's the vibe that I got from the interviews on the "Police Live" video that came out a few years ago. Though they do get along better now, particularly Sting and Summers, as Sting has made many appearances on Summers' fantastic jazz albums over the years, both singing and playing bass.
  6. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    man...i love that version of "Round Midnight" on Summer's it Green Chimneys?
  7. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    I think if anything happens, Summers will have to be the person that brings it together. He has played with Stewart fairly recently, and had Sting on his CD.

  8. pedro


    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    [I put this here because sting is technically a bassist...

    And a damn good one at that, IMO. While it would be nice to hear the outcome of a reunion, I'm enjoying Sting's solo work immensely and so if it doesn't happen it's no biggie to me.

    I would be far more excited to see Sting team up with various other artist on various collaborations.
  9. "if the doors and john lennon were getting started now, the industry wouldn't sign them in a million years."
    -- jello biafra, from the dead kennedys' "triumph of the swill" ("bedtime for democracy", 1986)
  10. htag,

    domo arigato, comrade :)

  11. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Of course no one would sign them! No one would sign U2, The Police, Madonna, Paul Simon, Elton John, Mozart, Beethoven, etc. either!
  12. RHCFlea


    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    sting looks funny when he plays
  13. ...and your point is?
  14. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    He looks even funnier when he's not playing. Ever see that bit he does when he folds his hands across his chest and tucks his hands into his armpits?

  15. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Martin Blank is John Cusack's character in "Gross Pointe Blank." Great movie for anyone cynical!

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