“Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart…”- “Message in a Bottle”, 1979 (Sting) “Outlandos d’Amour has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it,” Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police, “but Regatta de Blanc is infinitely a better record.” Both the critics and the rock audience agreed, […]
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Here is a rare early performance by The Police of “Walking on the Moon” in a Boston club 1979 just after the release of their second album, Regatta de Blanc . –Redbeard
You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick‘s live 1979 album At Budokan which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which now travels through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it, there is no way to imagine what such a fluke phenomenon does […]
“Outlandos d’Amour’ has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it,” Sting confesses in this interview about the Police debut,”but ‘Regatta de Blanc’ was infinitely a much better record.”
Starting with 1978’s “Outlandos d’Amour”, the UK breakthrough “Regatta de Blanc”, their 1980 worldwide hit “Zenyatta Mondatta”, and “Ghost in the Machine” the following year, you could debate whether the first four albums by the Anglo-American band The Police were significant enough creatively and commercially to issue a warrant to book them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet this fact is certain: the 1983 Police album “Synchronicity” guaranteed it.
On their first U.S.tour in early 1979 the three members of The Police, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, & Sting arrived for their first interview at my Memphis radio studio… in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they were in a limousine. It seems that […]
Beginning in 1979 and continuing all the way until 1987 with Crest of a Knave, Jethro Tull’s fate and fortunes would be quite unlike their first decade of success when the unique amalgam of blues rock, Scottish Highlands folk, and hard rock, led by Ian Anderson and exemplified by Aqualung and the worldwide #1-seller Thick As a Brick, packed arenas.
Police singer/ songwriter Sting’s first solo album,” The Dream of the Blue Turtles”, was highly anticipated. Musical direction-wise it surprised some who did not know Sting’s pre-punk jazz roots at college, but in no way did it disappoint, with “If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free”, “Russians”, and “Fortress Around Your Heart”.
Sting is my guest here In the Studio for “The Dream of the Blue Turtles” classic rock interview on its thirty-fifth anniversary the week of May 18. -Redbeard
We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the forty years since, I still haven’t…Chrissie Hynde joins me In the Studio on The Pretenders’ 40th anniversary.