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The Police: Nottingham City Hall

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, January 1984

RICHARD COOK’S extraordinary vision of The Police (NME, 2nd Dec.) prompts one to reconsider the profound difference between The Police – those awful sing-a-long-a-suicides ‘So ...

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The Table, The Police: Music Machine, Camden, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, NME, June 1977

A BAND THAT calls itself The Table must, at the very least, lack sound commercial principles — and will hopefully have something novel to offer. ...

The Police: Outlandos D'Amour

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, November 1978

IT WILL probably come as a surprise to most people who saw them during their early months last year, but The Police have finally come ...

The Police: Outlaws d’amour

Profile and Interview by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, December 1978

THE POLICE are not punk. The Police are not disco. The Police are not heavy metal. The Police are not power pop. The Police are ...

Police Lean To America...

Report and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, February 1979

IT'S SMOKY and crowded in that dusty old shoebox they call CBGB, and there's a band called the Police onstage – so what else is ...

The Police: The Whisky, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1979

THERE'S SOMETHING schizophrenic about this group. An English band with an American drummer, a Californian who knows how to bash out rock and roll – ...

The Police Take to the Street

Interview by Mick Brown, Rolling Stone, May 1979

"STREET CREDIBILITY..." mutters Stewart Copeland, the American drummer in Britain’s Police, as he wearily runs a hand through his peroxide-blond hair. "Street credibility is full ...

The Police: Bottom Line, New York

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, June 1979

BACK IN OCTOBER, when the Police made their American debut at CBGB's, their sets were among the least-attended weekend shows that club had seen for ...

The Police: We Could Have Said: 'This Sting Is Bigger Than Both Of Us.' Or Even: 'Band Of Copeland Glory,'

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1979

...but instead you'll be relieved there are no Police puns in this headline ...

The Police: The Long Yarn Of The Lore

Interview by Nick Kent, NME, September 1979

ALONGSIDE THE habitually garish or else just plain boring film posters that currently besmear the walls of London, the advert for Quadrophenia stands out like ...

The Police: Reggatta De Blanc (A&M)

Review by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, September 1979

ONLY A year ago I had to talk the editor of this paper into taking a feature on the Police. I don't recall who got ...

The Police: Reggatta de Blanc (A&M)

Review by Tony Stewart, NME, September 1979

IF PEOPLE weren't so busy establishing joyless divisions of rock acceptability, creating slums of fashion and – ha! – credibility, then people wouldn't hesitate to ...

Police Report: Message From Three Bottle Blonds...

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, February 1980

JANUARY 1979: We started receiving phone calls here at BH Central of some urgency from John Pidgeon, one of our English writers who also toils ...

The Police: Crisis of Identity

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1980

SOMETHING CAUGHT the corner of my vision, I spun round and there was Superman bounding straight towards the window and alighting on the sill with ...

Sting and The Police: The Rhetoric of Stardom

Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1981

IT IS NOT Sting but his alter ego Gordon Sumner who opens the door of the smart Hampstead house, one hand restraining a large, black, ...

The Police

Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, January 1981

IN NEW YORK CITY it is the coldest day of the winter. Later that night the temperature drops to zero degrees Fahrenheit. The woollen-enshrouded Sting ...

Interrogating The Police

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, April 1981

'TWAS THE day before Christmas and like a lot of good Americans I was watching All My Children as part of my holiday bonus. (Hey, gotta keep ...

Demolition Men In The Machine: Everything The Police Do Is Magic

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, 1982

I visit Police guitarist Andy Summers early one Monday evening at the mansion flat in Putney in Southwest London in which he has lived since ...

The Police: Ghost In The Machine

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1982

GARRY AHRENBERG couldn't get into the Police, an esthetic predeliction that caused him no small amount of derisive peer pressure. ...

The Police at Wembley Arena

Live Review by Richard Cook, NME, January 1982

THE LAST night of a residency can be many things: a blow-out, a piss-up, a tired release, a last lunge for the heights. I don't ...

The Police Have More Fun

Report and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1982

HELLO, SPORTS fans! We're in the 76ers' dressing room at the Spectrum in Philadelphia – but that tall, gangly fella slumped on the end of ...

Sting: A Policeman's Guide To Good And Evil...

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, September 1982

YOU MIGHT NOT have noticed, but there's been little activity on the Police front recently. This year, apart from a few sporadic live appearances, has ...

Junger than Stingtime: The Police's Synchronicity

Review by Richard Cook, NME, June 1983

THE POLICE are much like Gods to their pop universe, not only in their worship rating but in their omnipotent attitude to their work. They ...

The Police: May The Force Be With You

Report and Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, September 1983

When The Police played New York's Shea Stadium it looked like something from outer space. 67,000 people were in the audience. One of them was ...

Police Poised On The Brink Of Infinity

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, November 1983

HOW, INDEED, does one write the proper Police story? Does one rant and rave about new records being set weekly on the Billboard album charts? ...

The Police: Princes of the City

Profile and Interview by Richard Cook, NME, December 1983

PRINCES OF THE City. There's nothing like an American stadium show to make you feel small and alone. ...

The Police: Greatest Hits

Review by David Sinclair, Q, October 1992

"ALL SONGS WRITTEN by Sting", it says under the 16 titles on Greatest Hits – 15 of them Top 20 hits, five of them Number ...

The Police: Oh, How We Laughed!

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1993

They were one big happy family. They were brothers by different parents. They were all for one and one for all. Except they weren't. The ...

Wiry: The Police Live

Review by David Sinclair, Q, 1995

IT’S EASY TO forget what an outstanding live act The Police were. Combining musicianly flair (guitarist Andy Summers) with furious bursts of energy (drummer Stewart ...

Andy Summers

Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, August 1995

TOWARDS THE END OF The Police, I thought we were turning into a backing group for Sting. I thought, I've got more going than this ...

The Police

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, April 2002

YOUR NAME IS Sting. You are the planet's biggest rock star. But lately you don't like what you see in the mirror. You seem to ...

The Police: 'Roxanne'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, May 2005

Vital statistics on The Police's 'Roxanne' ...

The Police: Synchronicity Concert

Film/DVD Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2005

SUPERSTAR TRIO on swansong global jaunt. ...

Kings of Pain: The Police

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, October 2006

More than 20 years after The Police split, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland have broken lengthy silences about their time in the band.* ...

The Police

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, August 2008

SOUNDCHECK. Not long now; the comeback gig's only three hours away. But they don't look nervous. Even when their faces appear in enormous close-up on ...

Vinyl Icon: The Police's Synchronicity

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, November 2009

IN 1977, a virtually unknown trio called The Police recorded their debut album, Outlandos D'Amour, in a village hall that had been converted to a ...

Stewart Copeland

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, December 2009

YOU'D THINK Stewart Copeland might have taken a break after the Police reunion tour — 158 gigs, 921,000 paying customers, $297 million gross. ...

see also Sting

see also Andy Summers

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