View Full Version : My version of Ghost In The Machine by the Police


Catherine Wheel
11-20-2014, 11:44 PM
I did the same thing with Ghost In The Machine that I did with Synchronicity a while back. I changed it slightly. Got rid of the middle three tracks and put Low Life and I Burn For You two songs from that era.

1. Spirits In The Material World
2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
3. Invisible Sun
4. Hungry For You
5. Low Life
6. I Burn For You
7. One World
8. Omegaman
9. Secret Journey
10. Darkness

Sonic Johnny
11-21-2014, 12:43 AM
#kimanishorterrearrangesthehits

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 04:16 AM
i'd discuss this album or the best of the police but this thread is dumb

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:17 AM
i really like the police

AND STING

i'm basically right now gonna go thru and listen to all the police albums and then revisit fields of gold and the soul cages and depending on that more of sting. already revisited DOTBT and there's basically 4 good songs on it: Fortress Around Your Heart, if you love somebody set them free, we work the black seam, and love is the seventh wave. I can buy that consider me gone is good but i'm not as fond

i have a feeling ten summoner's tales is going to be about as good as i thought it was at 14. revisited if i ever lose my faith and you and fields of gold already and i'm still like shit these are good songs

to be honest right now i kind of feel like sting & morrissey have A LOT in common. really heady lyrics, lots and lots of talent (in fact, i think it's pretty much fact at this point that sting is a better <i>musician</I>) but the solo career lacks a certain guitar genius behind the tunes

however moz retained his sense of humor i dunno what the fuck happened to sting's

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:17 AM
andy summers is something else

so is stuart copeland of course

this really is an incredible batch of talent

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:29 AM
i always really liked demolition man, invisible sun is one of my favorite songs, so is spirits in the material world

the only 2 police albums i own are GiTM and Od'A and honestly i'm listening to RdB right now and it's AMAZING better than those two for sure

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:29 AM
no wonder i like this one

walking on the moon is FUCKING AMAZING

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:29 AM
ANDY SUMMERS IS SO FUCKING GOOD

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:32 AM
walking on the moon is almost the perfect police song

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:33 AM
it's got everything: the inventive guitar, the jazz drums, sting's piercing vocals, catchy lyrics, and memorable bass line

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 06:34 AM
GitM is still FUCKING GOOD though. i remember it being better than OdA but OdA has better indiv songs i think, rox and especially CSLY

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 06:35 AM
i fucking LOVE cant stand losing you

just found out recently the original cover for the single was stuart copeland standing on a block of ice with a noose around his neck and that got banned. fucking punk rock

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 06:35 AM
"i'm too full to swallow my pride"

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 07:06 AM
on to zenyatta mondata\

so far its

1. RdB
2. GitM
3. Synch (right? i know i'm crazy)
4. Od'A

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 07:29 AM
summers & sting is so much like marr & morrissey it's not even funny

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 07:41 AM
i didn't know shadows in the rain was a police song

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 07:41 AM
sting really likes rearranging his old songs

yet another parallel with moz

The exploding boy
11-21-2014, 10:15 AM
I think The Police are pretty good (but who doesnt?) but solo sting..........oh boy.

Good comparison with Morrissey, both twats......

But solo sting is like....so fucking middle class boring. I dont know... I dont know how you bear it. It's depressing.

The exploding boy
11-21-2014, 10:17 AM
summers & sting is so much like marr & morrissey it's not even funny

Except Sting can ACTUALLY write music. It's shit nowadays but he can do it...in fact the problem that happened is he got full of himself thought he WAS the band, started telling Andy what to play...

Catherine Wheel
11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Zenyatta is probably their best album followed closely by Regatta. Sting's solo work is some serious garbage for the most part. Mostly liked by people who like adult contemporary and soft rock I imagine.

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 04:55 PM
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But solo sting is like....so fucking middle class boring. I dont know...

he got super cereal

like i said there's like a few good songs on the debut and ten summoners tales probably holds up so suck it, fuckos

The exploding boy
11-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Fair enough

Trotskilicious
11-21-2014, 05:30 PM
TST is where he briefly recovered his sense of humor and popcraft

slunken
11-21-2014, 05:41 PM
I have a copy of Andy Summers and Robert Fripps "I Advance Masked" filed under difficult listening.


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The exploding boy
11-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Its weird that they bothered with a video. I guess Andy Summers was just that big they felt it worth it. Somehow i cant see that getting heavy rotation on MTV....

Dogfighter28
11-21-2014, 05:57 PM
my machine of police in the ghost is version

Dogfighter28
11-21-2014, 05:57 PM
absolutely groundbreaking

The exploding boy
11-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Nice tune though, they should have made movie soundtracks.. Fripp and Summers i mea

Speaking of which, this doesn't really belong here but i watched Death Wish 3 last night just cause sometimes you have to watch shit films....Jimmy Page scored this!!? I was like wtf... i guess he did the second too. And whats worse, it's 80's horrible and feels like they could have just got anyone. There's not really much guitar for one. I woulnt be surprised if Golan-Globus just paid Jimmy page for the right to pretend he wrote it....

I mean Jimmy page wrote this?

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Trotskilicious
11-22-2014, 04:21 AM
I think The Police are pretty good (but who doesnt?)

honestly i feel like people don't talk about them enough

i'm revisiting all of this and it's killing me with how goddamn good almost all of it is

yet you know there's other 80s bands that are WAY more celebrated. Cure, Smiths, etc.

The exploding boy
11-22-2014, 07:39 AM
cause liking the Police doesn't give anyone cred. They were pretty much the biggest band in the world for 3 or 4 years. And then Sting became who he is.


There's a radio channel i get on my cable that is just 80s music and they play only about 3 police songs and one of them is an infamy i didn't know existed until i hear them play it...the "remake" of Don't stand so close to me (or as i like to call it , Don't Stencil Close to me, i'm funny like that) from 1986. It's a perfect example for why The Police ended up breaking up. It's a atrocity only adult contemporary Sting could think was a good idea.

slunken
11-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Its weird that they bothered with a video. I guess Andy Summers was just that big they felt it worth it. Somehow i cant see that getting heavy rotation on MTV....

Apparently it did

The exploding boy
11-22-2014, 04:25 PM
my version of zeitgeist. I changed it slightly. Got rid of the middle 12 tracks and put 12 songs from the earlier record which was unreleased in stores plus 2 songs from that same unreleased record.

1-Glass
2-Cash Car Star
3-Dross
4-Real Love
5-Go"
6-Let Me Give the World to You
7-Innosense
8-Home
9-Blue Skies Bring Tears
10-White Spyder
11-In My Body
12-If There Is a God
13-Le Deux Machina
14-Atom Bomb

Trotskilicious
11-22-2014, 05:26 PM
ITT: Teb talks worringly about getting cred for namechecking bands but call other ppl hipstarz

The exploding boy
11-22-2014, 05:29 PM
im saying that other people do. Also this wasn't meant sariously. And actually i was meaning that some
OTHER people might worry about cred. But really i didnt really mean it.

I've go no cred, i like at least half of U2's discography and the majority of bands i really like sold millions of records. And if they didn't, they sound like other bands that sold millions.

Trotskilicious
11-22-2014, 06:16 PM
This band is fucking incredible.

The exploding boy
11-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Yeah well i dont care about that. Tell me what your ideal tracklist for Outlandos D'amour is. That's what i want to know

Trotskilicious
11-22-2014, 10:56 PM
The way it comes

Mals Marola
11-22-2014, 11:30 PM
my version of zeitgeist. I changed it slightly. Got rid of the middle 12 tracks and put 12 songs from the earlier record which was unreleased in stores plus 2 songs from that same unreleased record.

1-Glass
2-Cash Car Star
3-Dross
4-Real Love
5-Go"
6-Let Me Give the World to You
7-Innosense
8-Home
9-Blue Skies Bring Tears
10-White Spyder
11-In My Body
12-If There Is a God
13-Le Deux Machina
14-Atom Bomb

sweet joke but bolly bolly boy actually did a serious version of this, about 5 times!

in any case some of the police stuff is among the best... guitar-pop? i've ever heard. sting's an incredible singer, message in a bottle & roxanned are such great songs. as for his solo career hot damn, yeah that's like some "Garden Moods, Vol. 1" shit with vocals, but Desert Rose is pretty much top-notch

Trotskilicious
11-22-2014, 11:45 PM
did you guys know sting wrote a whole album of lute songs

i'm just saying i probably won't listen to it but that's pretty cool that he seriously does not give a fuck about being popular something i wish bill had

Trotskilicious
11-23-2014, 02:18 AM
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i bet johnny greenwood liked this one

Trotskilicious
11-23-2014, 03:02 AM
slunk thanks for bringing up the fripp/summers project liked the track you put in here, finding that the album is regarded highly (and why wouldn't it be? guys are amazing)

tbh i think i hear more summers than marr in johnny greenwood's style. maybe i'm crazy

Trotskilicious
11-23-2014, 03:10 AM
i just realized kimani shorter left off demolition man and too much information which is why he made this thread

shut up dude

Trotskilicious
11-23-2014, 03:30 AM
sax part at in this makes me think of RH national anthem

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has radiohead ever talked about the police?

Trotskilicious
11-23-2014, 03:32 AM
seriously rehumanize yourself is like the national anthem's dad

Catherine Wheel
11-23-2014, 04:21 AM
I Burn For You is one of their more interesting tracks

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The exploding boy
11-23-2014, 07:17 AM
^

i like that the video feels the need to tell us who the fuck sting is........