Tag: The Police

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Sting: Live at the Olympia Paris”

There are two very clear sides to viewing Gordon Sumner, a.k.a. Sting, the former singer/songwriter/bass player for The Police and solo...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: November 18, 2016

Let's be good -- and loud -- to each other....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Eliot Sumner, “Information”

Earlier this year, Eliot Sumner quietly released Information, one of the loudest, most ambitious, most exhilarating and inventive rock/pop...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Mylets, “Arizona”

Now, that is what the fuck I’m talking about. From the first grungy, then vaguely pixelated, guitar chords of album-opener “Trembling...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 3, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998”

The crossroads between youth culture and Amnesty International came together in the mid-70s with a series of concerts that included members...

Current Events, PopSmarts

PopSmarts: Sting’s Library

Like a lot of people, I have trouble taking Sting seriously — as seriously as he takes himself, anyway. But I must admit that I greeted...


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Three

P-Funk. Uncut funk. The bomb. We can't have a best albums of the '70s list without 'em....

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Quasi-Yearly, Highly Irregular Weekly Mixtape

What fresh hell is this?...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Andy Summers

The Police's guitarist walks the beat with an autobiographical documentary....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 46: “I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You”

Ray Parker Jr wants you. And he won't take no for an answer. Get all the creepy details in this week's Jheri Curl Fridays column....

Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Imaginary Bond Movie Edition

In this week’s AM Gold roundtable, I dared to speak ill of Shirley Bassey’s iconic theme for “Goldfinger.” My...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Sting

If you've not been following every breath he takes, you're missing a lot of great guest appearances by the man they call Sting....


Music, Popdose Secret Single

Secret Single: The Police, “Synchronicity II”

Popdose explores a B-side from one of the Police's darkest recording sessions....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 39

Shane MacGowan's teeth show up this week on Bottom Feeders and surprisingly they don't scare off Chrissie Hynde, Johnny Rotten or Iggy Pop....


Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Caleb Heineman

Dave Steed introduces you (again) to Caleb Heineman who discusses the five discs he'd take with him on a deserted island. ...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/29/10 — Fiendishly Yours

This week, The Friday Mixtape has been specially super-sized in order to provide you with 31 fiendishly good songs to keep you grim and...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Back to School”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE You’ve heard the ads, you’ve probably marked your calendar, gone to school orientations, bought clothes,...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: K-Tel’s “High Voltage”

Danger! Scott Malchus has been struck by HIGH VOLTAGE in this week's Basement Songs column!...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Rock Gets Religion”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE When rock-and-roll reared its beautiful/ugly head, the backlash against it was pretty ferocious. The cultural...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “The Remake”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE What possesses an artist to revisit his or her recordings years later and decide to remake the song?  Sometimes...


Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: Ben E. King vs. The Police

All rise. The terms of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...


Mellowmas, Music

The Eighth Day of Mellowmas: Pretentious Stingmas

Have you ever wished the holidays weren't so...you know...cheerful? Boy, has Sting got an album for you!...


Music, Random Play

Random Play: Sting (in the ’80s)

There have been a lot of boys, and men, whose pictures I have torn out of magazines for my personal use. The first may have been Michael...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Lindsey Buckingham, 12/10/92

I was beginning to think I’d never find a tough lawman to clean up Bootleg City, especially after my faux pas-filled interview with...


Current Events, How Bad Can It Be?, Music

How Bad Can It Be?: Fightstarters

The point of a column like this is not to be a consumer guide, or to give “thumbs up”/”thumbs down” to the latest...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Stalking

Def Leppard – “Two Steps Behind” The Police – “Every Breath You Take” — n n {democracy:38}...


Music, Test of the Boomerang

Test of the Boomerang: Spring Mix

Spring is here. Blue skies, green grass, allergens. Rainy afternoons and cool evenings. Spring, of course, is time for renewal, and I like...