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    Two of my favorite bands in the 80's. Both have great lyricists and unique guitarists. Who do you like better?

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    Not even close. The Police by a landslide. Out

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    I like em both, but I have to say U2 wins out easily. Maybe just because they are still around and just put out their best album in a decade?


    Unique guitarists? Edge definitely. Andy Summers, I never thought was all that unique. Out of the 3 members of the Police, he's the weakest link. Sting is obviously the songwriter and singer, so his importance to the group is obvious. For Stewart Copeland's importance.... well, just listen to what Sting has done since 1985 and listen for what is NOT there. It was the chemistry between Sting and Stewart that made the Police. Listen to "Walking On the Moon" or "Spirits in the Material World" (just 2 examples).



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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FORD:

    Unique guitarists? Edge definitely. Andy Summers, I never thought was all that unique. Out of the 3 members of the Police, he's the weakest link.

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    I wouldn't call Andy un unique. He is very unique, esp. live. I mean the man knows more chords than God. LOL. Just whip out your guitar, slap in Police Live disc 1, and play along. LOL. Tough shit isn't it. His chorus and rythem are unmistakable. Cool debate though, I love The Police. Never really did get into U2, so I can't comment on them. Out.


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    I hate do sound wishy washy,
    but if the Police were still
    together it would be different to
    me.My opinion Police WAS the 2nd
    best band of the 80's.It's too bad
    the top 2 bands broke up too.lol~

    U2 has stuck together & made some tremendous music, give them credit where its due.My opinions stays U2, Peace!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by redblk&wht:
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    I hate do sound wishy washy,
    but if the Police were still
    together it would be different to
    me.My opinion Police WAS the 2nd
    best band of the 80's.It's too bad
    the top 2 bands broke up too.lol~


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    Hard call musically, but I think I will have to go with U2, mainly because I think that "Lord Sting" is one of the biggest fucking pricks to ever record.

    What a simpering, arrogant asslicker he is!

    U2 are 4 cool guys who have ridden the storm out, original members intact. That says alot in my book. Not to mention that even their least favorable recordings have at least a minimum standard quality that they never seem to breach.

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    The Police hands down! U2 has not been U2 since War so The Police takes the cake. Now if we could only get an reunion tour with The Police life would be wonderful. U2 should reunite with their old rockin' counterparts U2 and make an real U2 album again! The sad thing about U2 is that never lost any of the original members and they continue to keep making records that claim a return to our roots album but have failed to deliver time and time again.

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    Well U2 is a rock band and The Police was a pop band...so why do ya compare each again other???

    Anyway I love Bono voice...and yeah my Favorite English band is U2!!!! BY FAR!!!!

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    Tough call they are both great bands. Its hard to say since one of them hasnt been around for ages, so with that in mind I give my vote to U2. I have to say this though, Sincronicity is a amazing album and I wish we have had more.

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