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The Police:Message In A Bottle Lyrics
Written by lead singer and bassist Stingit was released as a single in the UK and the U. The song was described by People Weekly as "aggressive" and "steely. The song, which refers to Carl Jung 's theory of synchronicitynominally tells the story of an emasculated husband and harried father whose home, work life, and environment are dispiriting and depressing. In an early stretch of lyrics we find "Grandmother screaming at the wall", as well as "mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration, but we know all her suicides are fake". There's a domestic situation where there's a man who's on the edge of paranoia, and as his paranoia increases a monster takes shape in a Scottish lake, the monster being a symbol of the man's anxiety. That's a synchronistic situation. Interpretations of the lyrical content vary widely. Sting explained the theme of the song to Time magazine:. Our song Synchronicity II is about two parallel events that aren't connected logically or causally, but symbolically. In "Synchronicity II" guitarist Andy Summers "forgoes the pretty clean sounds for post-apocalyptic squeals and crashing power chords", writes Matt Blackett in Guitar Player magazine. I was messing about, doing all this shit and waiting for them to start. As Sting remembers, "It's a set of chords Andy came up with and I wrote some lyrics to them by the swimming pool in Monserrat. It's very dark but that was The Ghost [in the Machine] period. Very intense". In it the band are seen performing on top of giant piles of guitars, drums, junk, car parts, wires, with debris and papers flying about, punctuated by footage of Loch Ness for each chorus. The band members stood apart from each other on separate towers made of scaffoldingwearing dystopian outfits. A misty and stormy appearance was created with air blowers and dry ice. During the filming, Copeland's tower caught fire and the crew started to leave the building. Creme told the director of photography to keep the cameras rolling despite the danger. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New wave rock . Sound On Sound. Hal Leonard Corporation. Chris Willman. Entertainment Weekly n August 9, n : pp30 4. Jay Cocks. Time v August 15, : pp50 1. BBC Music. Retrieved 1 November Matt Blackett. Guitar Player Retrieved 29 July The Police. Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires. Book Category. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
He had this giant book — a big, thick, hardbound book — with pages that had lyrics all the way through it. And I think he would just keep going back into this giant book of lyrics and keep pulling them out. So we never really ran out of material. Never to be repeated. But according to Summers, he and Copeland helped shape the final track. It was very collaborative. I think we had already found our way. The thing between Sting and I, we grew up listening to very much the same kind of music, which was a lot of jazz — a lot of Miles Davis, a lot of Thelonious Monk — and also being exposed to The Beatles, blues and everything. Our tastes were very much in the same place. With these shared musical tastes, Summers quickly realised that he had found the perfect songwriting partner. It was the right melting pot for the guitar skills that I had, with a singer who had the ears for it. Three very different people that came together at the right place. I do remember we were recording on the outskirts of London in this little studio [Surrey Sound Studios, with producer Nigel Gray], trying to put our stuff together. Subsequently it also topped the charts in Ireland and Spain, but reached only No. Today, almost 40 years on from when they first recorded it, how does Summers rate Message In A Bottle among all the other Police classics recorded between and when the trio disbanded in ? I still love it. It was pretty nerve-racking. It was more of a punk thing. But we came together in the absolute ferment of the raging punk scene in London, and that was kind of the material we played in the first few months. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. See more Classic Rock features.
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The 28 songs bring together the biggest hits from the band's five original studio albums and includes their very first single, 's 'Fall Out'. From that rarity to one of the most-remembered and most performed rock ballads of the '80s, 's 'Every Breath You Take', The Police spans the group's six-year journey from sweaty clubs to sold-out stadiums - establishing them as one of the definitive and most popular rock groups in the world. Playing with the raw energy of a punk band, the improvisational instincts of a jazz trio, and the infectious spirit of reggae, singer-bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland were indisputably the most adventurous ambassadors of the genre then known as New Wave. Top 10 U. In'Reggatta de Blanc' was released and hit 1 in the U. Released inthe album hit the US Top 10 1 U. A year later, The Police returned with the eight times platinum, 'Synchronicity', which reached 1 everywhere, spending a phenomenal 17 weeks atop the U. S charts. Now, 30 years after the group's first recording - and as the band announced opening the Grammys - "We are The Police, and we are back! Thirty tracks culled from five LPs plus the debut single 'Fall Out'tracing how three ageing prog-jazz veterans cannily gate-crashed punk and applied their impeccable chops to various faux-garage pop anthems. There are some curious choices of LP tracks added to the singles, and an inevitable decline on disc 2, where the 13 tracks from 'Ghost In The Machine and 'Synchronicity' see them disappear into portentousness or whimsy, but otherwise this is a fine body of work that should boost Sting's credibility capital and his bank balance. Perhaps more than any other band, The Police were the early '80s. All three of their albums released in this era topped the British charts and when they bowed out at their peak, 's 'Synchronicity' had synchronised itself atop the American charts too. These 30 tracks explain why. It's a simple business: two chronologically sequenced CDs featuring all 14 Top 20 singles, plus standout album tracks, but no remixes and nothing new. The Police weren't childhood friends who struck lucky. In fact, when they started inthey all had form, apart from soon-to-be-jettisoned Corsican guitarist Henry Padovani. Guitarist Andy Summers was a respected session man and singing bassist, and ex-teacher Sting had played in Newcastle jazz bands. This musicianship served them so well that there'd never be a guest appearance on a Police album. Despite being spawned by punk, The Police were too ambitious and sophisticated to be punks.