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    Posted: July 01 2012 at 18:48
I think Oysterhead is more prog than them
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2012 at 21:30
I love them, and think they were pretty innovative and unique, but I have a hard time choosing weather I think they belong in Prog related
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2012 at 21:36
I know all the Police's studio albums up to Synchronicity as I used to listen to the band a lot.  There is some Prog relation due to personnel, and somewhat musically, but I don't think it would be a good addition.  In the interests of serving and protecting this database, I voted no.  I arrest my case.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2012 at 12:32
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I don't talk about this De Do Do Do De Da Da Da cr*p. Even if it grooves. I talk about these tracks:
 
 
 
 
 
I'd say that the two Synchronicity songs are a little proggy but every other songs on this list are New Wave. It's not sufficiently prog related to be in ProgArchives. And even the Synchronicity songs have got a pop structure and are not really progressive rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2012 at 01:38
Great pop does not make it prog ! Or else this site would triple in size overnight! Party
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2012 at 03:08
The Police were a great band, no doubt about that, but occasional very clever songs, such as appeared on most of their albums (Synchronicity is the usual one quoted) does not give them a place here; what next? Dire Straits because of Private Investigations/Telegraph Road/Brothers In Arms?

...and yes, I did check first to make sure Dire Straits weren't here already

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2012 at 05:26
They shouldn't be here for taking the lyrical short cut on Don't Stand So Close To Me which should be:
"Don't
Don't stand
Don't stand so
Don't stand so close
Don't stand so close to
Don't stand so close to me"

rather than merely

"Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me"

And oh I forgot, Sting has also snuck into the archives on a Frank Zappa album...



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2012 at 05:57

I'd say no. Not because I don't like them (I actally do), but just because they are not prog or even prog-related. Playing with prog musicians (I have an Eberhard Schoener album with a pre-Police appearance of Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers in my collection) does not make them prog musicians. If PA does not have sufficient New Wave in its database (Talking Heads), then I'd rather suggest The Stranglers.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2012 at 06:13
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

I forgot, Sting has also snuck into the archives on a Frank Zappa album...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2013 at 21:55
Listening to Synchronicity right now, I can honestly say that it is more progressive than most prog albums.
I am currently digging:

Hawkwind, Rare Bird, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Khan, Iron Butterfly, and all things canterbury and hard-psych. I also love jazz!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2013 at 22:19
^ would not be hard with all the new marginal bands filling up the ranks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2013 at 22:28
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2013 at 00:23
Originally posted by Slartibartfast


They shouldn't be here for taking the lyrical short cut on Don't Stand So Close To Me which should be:"Don'tDon't standDon't stand soDon't stand so closeDon't stand so close toDon't stand so close to me"rather than merely"Don't stand, don't stand soDon't stand so close to me"And oh I forgot, Sting has also snuck into the archives on a Frank Zappa album...


Well, De Doo Doo Doo, De Dah Dah Dah is all I want to say to you.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:39
I'd put them in crossover for Synchronicity.  Love the heavy Fripp influence on Summers.  But this is one addition that will never happen, so I'm moving right along here. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2013 at 07:02
The Police prog.... Ermm We can also suggest Bob Marley or Lady Gaga
To not listen to prog rock, you have to be thick as a brick...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2013 at 09:43
Originally posted by aapatsos

Originally posted by Atavachron

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2013 at 09:55
As others have stated already:

1. Great band
2. Not prog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2013 at 08:42
I've noticed this poll just now. And voted NO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2013 at 08:54
Yeah as much a I dig The Police, I find it nigh on hilarious suggesting them for PA. Forward thinking ska rock yes, prog rock? No way in hellLOL
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