STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN ~ A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies
Book review and technical detail STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN ~ A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies Stewart Copeland
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|Title||STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN ~ A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
A lively, somewhat aimless account by the above bagman and architect of The Police.The American-born son of a CIA abettor and his archaeologist wife, Copeland grew up a “diplo-brat” in Beirut, area he played drums in the American Embassy Beach Club amphitheater at age 12. His idol was bagman Buddy Rich. In 1977, he formed The Police with singer-bassist Sting and guitarist Henry Padovani, who was after replaced by Andy Summers. The accumulation bankrupt up in 1984, reuniting in 2007 for a apple bout adulatory the 30th ceremony of their hit song “Roxanne.” In these sometimes circuitous scenes from his life, Copeland describes his self-imposed banishment as a bedrock brilliant in the 1980s, back adolescent admirers would besiege alfresco his London home singing Police songs. While anxious for a accustomed activity in his post-rock years, he finds himself “in the connected aggregation of a distantly remembered allegorical being” and still accepting aberrant adventures. The adventures accommodate arena polo with royalty, authoritative a cine with hundreds of Pygmies in the arctic Congo and singing age-old folk songs with 40,000 agitated celebrants at Night of the Tarantula anniversary in Italy. In added snippets, the columnist recounts confined as a adjudicator on a BBC TV show, scoring music for a cine directed by Anjelica Huston and blind with the Foo Fighters at an MTV marathon. Working in contempo years as a Hollywood music writer, he describes demography time out for the Police alliance tour, which included locations in Europe, Asia and Latin America and assured at Madison Square Garden in August 2008. Unsure at aboriginal what to say to one another, the reunited rockers anon broiled up, had their accepted disagreements (often Sting-centered) and fabricated abundant music. With the affection of a artist amorous of his art, Copeland conveys his absolute agreeable journey, from spraying the name of the just-formed Police on walls in London in the backward ’70s to his consecration into the Bedrock and Roll Hall of Fame several years ago.Bound to amuse fans.
“An excellent read.” —St. Petersburg Times “An often hilarious, always candid and astutely observed memoir chronicling a life observed, largely, from the vantage point of a drum throne.”—Buffalo News Rock legend Stewart Copeland, drummer for seminal pop trio The Police, shares his stories from before, during, and after his days with Sting and Andy Summers, in one of the most popular and influential bands of the eighties. Strange Things Happen indeed.
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