Friday, September 21, 2007

Someone had to say it: Sting sucks ass

The Police are one of those band I've always inexplicably loathed. Sting couldn't sing. The material was the most plodding, predictable stuff this side of Nickelback. So naturally, the Police became one of the most overplayed bands of the 1980s, with "Every Breath You Take" being played every other minute on every other station, on and on, ad nauseum. This song ranks alongside "Piano Man" as one of those inexplicably popular tunes that somehow worm their way onto every possible radio format, whether it's oldies, classic rock, or "light" music. The song won't go away. And it's got the stupidest lyrics. "Every move you make/every bond you break/every step you take..." Oh goody. Sting discovered the rhyming dictionary!

So you can't know how happy I was to read John Lydon's comments about the band.

That really is a reformation isn't it? But honestly that's like soggy old dead carcasses...

You know listening to Stink try to squeak through 'Roxanne' one more time that's not fun.

It's like letting air out of a balloon.

No, that's not a typo. He really called the dude Stink and not Sting. Hee!

2 comments:

Callum said...

I'm no Sting fan - far from it - but at least he hasn't been reduced to shilling butter on British TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mSE-Iy_tFY

Bort Frock said...

I would rather do a funny butter commercial than be in Sting's band. Seriously. Early Police was kind of cool, though.