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THE POLICE  "outlandos d'amour" cd/vinyl  1978

their debut of five...
a decent punk edge to most of the tracks,
a hint of the psuedo ska/reggae of their latter material also...
title loosely translated means "outlaws of love"....
almost conceptual in terms of theme with the title being it...
songs range from being in love, losing love, unrequited love, even love with a blow-up doll (of all things!)...
contains the two big hits "roxanne" and "cant stand losing you"...
album is their lowest seller but still clocks in at over 6 million physical sales to date!...
the album ranks as my second favorite by the band ranking a high 2.6
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

not sure if its my favorite but its an interesting song about love for a blow-up doll:






Won't you be my girl
Won't you be my girl
Won't you be my, be my
Be my girl....



I was blue and lonely
I couldn't sleep a wink
And I could only get unconscious
If I'd had to much to drink.


There was somehow, something wrong somewhere
And each day seemed grey and dead
The seeds of desperation
Were growing in my head.


I needed inspiration
A brand new start in life
Somewhere to place affection
But I didn't want a wife.


And then by lucky chance I saw
In a special magazine
An ad that was unusual
The like I'd never seen.


"Experience something different
With our new imported toy
She's loving, warm, inflatible
And a guarantee of joy".


She came all wrapped in cardboard
All pink and shrivelled down
A breath of air was all she needed
To make her lose that frown.


I took her to the bedroom
And pumped her with some life
And later in a moment
That girl became my wife.


And so I sit her in the corner
And sometimes stroke her hair
And when I'm feeling naughty
I blow her up with air.


She's cuddly and she's bouncy
She's like a rubber ball
I bounce her in the kitchen
And I bounce her in the hall.


And now my life is different
Since Sally came my way
I wake up in the morning
And have her on a tray.


She's everything they say she was
And I wear a permanent grin
And I only have to worry
In case my girl wears thin.


Won't you be my girl
Won't you be my girl
Won't you be my, be my
Be my girl
“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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THE POLICE  "reggatta de blanc" cd/vinyl  1979

their second of five...
the translation from Froggy to Brit means "white reggae"....
songs arent so urgent and ferocious as their punky debut,
more mellow and ska/reggae-cum-pop here...
the instrumental title track sounds a lot like 'syncronicity II' in places, it also won the band their first Grammy for best rock instrumental.
track9, Contact, has a genuine New Wave groove happening.
album contains the hit singles "message in a bottle" and "walking on the moon" but theres far better tracks on here than those like singles three and four: "the beds too big without you" and "bring on the night"
album sold an impressive 8 million copies to date
all up though a great album that rates 2.4 on the MH rating system
I LOVE THIS ALBUM



“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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THE POLICE  "zenyatta mondatta"  cd/vinyl 1980

their third of five...
and the title means nothing they are made up words...
lots of different elements on this one,
some jazz,funk,new wave, pop and raggae/ska fused together...
'voices in my head' has a Spandau Ballet 'chant #1' feel to it, 
'bombs away' has a pre Duran Duran feel to it,
'shadows in the rain' was later re-recorded for Sting's "dreams of the blue turtles' album a few years later,
personally i prefer the re-recorded version but i still love the original also...
'behind my camel' won a Grammy for best rock instrumental which i like but do not love...
could just about pick any one of nine tracks here as favorite as thats as many as i love on here...
album sold an impressive eight million units worldwide...
this album comes in as my favorite album of theirs clocking in an impressive 2.7 rating
I LOVE THIS ALBUM

lets go for this one this time round:



“Sgt Pepper did its thing it was the album of the decade, maybe the Century. 
It was innovative with great songs, I’m glad I was on it but the ‘White’ album ended up a better album for me.” Ringo Starr
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