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The Police

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bassist15, Apr 9, 2006.


  1. bassist15

    bassist15

    Mar 6, 2006
    Indiana
    I saw somewhere that The Police played REggae. I wasnt sure if this was true so I wanted to knwo what albums had alot of reggae stuff on them that were by The Police.


    Thanks
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    They played a 'punkified' version of Reggae.
    Examples abound on the first 2-3 albums.
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Zenyatta Mondatta
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    "The Bed's too Big without you" is a good example.
     
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    "So Lonely" from "Outlandos D'Amour" is one of my all-time favorite Police tunes. "Roxanne", from the same album, is even more popular (I think), but I prefer SL.
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    These have elements of Reggae - but neither is really a straight Reggae tune - they have rock/punk choruses/sections and a Reggae -influenced verse.

    "The Bed's too big without you " mostly maintains the Reggae groove/feel throughout - but most Police songs - like those mentioned above are hybrid forms.
     
  7. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Regatta de Blanc, quite literally "White Reggae" might be a good place to start... :D
     
  8. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    I thought Regatta was some kind of boat... :bag:
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yup if you mean literally, then :



    Main Entry: re·gat·ta
    Pronunciation: ri-'gä-t&, -'ga-
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Italian regata
    : a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races
     
  10. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006
    Isn't anyone gonna say the obligatory
    "They were an incredible band; I wish they'd get back together."
    And "Sting wrote some great basslines".
    :eyebrow:


    ok.....I said it.:p
     
  11. RudeMood

    RudeMood

    Nov 7, 2004
    Austin, TX
    +1. I actually liked Stewart Copeland the best of the three of them.
     
  12. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    Sting was, and is, into raggae. Even these days you can hear his raggae influence.
     
  13. Love me some "Walking on the Moon" off Regatta de Blanca - definitely some reggae happening in that on. Good stuff!
     
  14. DGbass70

    DGbass70

    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    Hey Alvaro....have you ever heard the cd OUTLANDOS D AMERICA? is a whole bunch of bands and solo artist playing covers from THE POLICE(in spanish)

    there's actually a few cool versions of some of the songs.
     
  15. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I know about it but never heard it, man. I'll try to find some tunes on the Net. Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  16. slackdaddy

    slackdaddy

    Mar 1, 2004
    Athens, GA
    Endorsing Artist: David Eden Amplifiers / Rob Wave Custom basses
    One of the best drummers ever. I always hear something new in his playing. Not to take anything away from Sting....
     
  17. cgworkman

    cgworkman

    May 14, 2004
    Ohio
    Sting is probably one of the most underrated bass players out there.
     
  18. slackdaddy

    slackdaddy

    Mar 1, 2004
    Athens, GA
    Endorsing Artist: David Eden Amplifiers / Rob Wave Custom basses
    I like Sting but hardly consider him under-rated as I see him mentioned constantly in these threads. I just think Stewart Copeland was the best thing about the "Police". Again I am not trying to take anything away from Sting but really listen to drums in their stuff. Stewart Copeland is amazing.
     
  19. Copeland is great - one of my favourites.

    He does speed up, though.. he's like a wind-up toy in reverse. ;)
     
  20. DGbass70

    DGbass70

    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    no problem....i know you like rock as well as other styles.....so when i find more stuff i'll let you know.
     

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