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capandjudy
(Huntington, WV)
Posted: May 13, 2018 12:08
 

 ojibwe wrote:
Cool song but sounds swishy, like it was a bad mp3 conversion. 

 
The original recording had a fantastic sound. Was this before CDs arrived?
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 22:52
 

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ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Aug 22, 2017 13:28
 

Oh, this would have been a good one for the eclipse playlists yesterday!
Azrica
(Beirut, Lebanon)
Posted: Jul 07, 2017 6:14
 

 primm wrote:
{#Fire} my favorite police tune! still stands up today

 
I totally agree with you !
ojibwe
Posted: Jun 06, 2017 18:28
 

Cool song but sounds swishy, like it was a bad mp3 conversion. 
summerloud
Posted: Apr 13, 2017 5:34
 

booooooooooooooooooring
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Dec 07, 2016 11:19
 

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primm
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 10:33
 

{#Fire} my favorite police tune! still stands up today
Michael_Dean
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 15:35
 


(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 06, 2015 - 10:44
 < Reply >

Hannio wrote:

It will only ever get worse.

Mike wrote:  You've got the Gift...

 

Songwriters: COCKBURN, BRUCE

The Trouble With Normal

 Fashionable fascism dominates the scene
When the ends don't meet it's easier to justify the means
Tenants get the dregs and the landlords get the cream
As the grinding devolution of the democratic dream
Brings us men in gas masks dancing while the shells burst
The trouble with normal is it always gets worse


SeriousLee
(Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres)
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 15:21
 

Old pre-DSOTM Pink Floyd like. So very well done.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 5:06
 

 kcar wrote:

Yes, thanks fred. Your posts on the UK in the 70s and 80s are quite interesting and informative. This last one filled in the blank gaps of my understanding of that era; as I reading it I immediately thought of the assassination of Lord Mountbatten ('79) and the IRA bombing of the Conservative party conference in Brighton ('84), although I had to look up both events for the dates. 
"Perhaps the times weren't dissimilar to that in the US and, to a lesser extent, the UK after the 9/11 atrocity, when dissenting voices were few and the Security State gained the upper hand which it's strengthened ever since. Whenever politicians say "if you're not with us you're against us", you know for sure that truth and democracy have well and truly been suspended for the duration, and that was certainly the case in the UK and NI during The Troubles." 

We heard a lot of "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear"—which quickly got turned into thinking like "if you have nothing to hide, you won't mind the extra security measures and heightened surveillance powers." As far as I can tell, Americans were resigned at first to the news of government surveillance as revealed by Edward Snowden, but there's growing anger at the extent of it and the lack of restraint. It almost seems as if the NSA is hacking into customer databases of firms like Google and Facebook and spying on the heads of government because...well because it can! And it was a tough challenge to tap Angela Merkel's phone calls but hey we cracked that nut so you should be proud of our prowess! Now it's come out that the NSA has planted intercept devices on computer hardware—hell, it has an entire catalog of tools for the job. Apparently bugging computers hasn't yielded a lot of good intel, but the Fort Meade boys sure are earning their CompTIA A+ accreditations! 

At this point, I get the strong impression that the NSA doesn't know how to say "no" or "we won't go that far." That's the scariest thing: I've no doubt that the vast majority of people working on this kind of surveillance want to thwart terrorism and organized crime but there aren't enough leaders in government to impose limits on covert surveillance, organize reviews of past behavior or allow the public a full and fair say on surveillance undertaken in its name. The military-industrial complex may well morph into the military-covert complex, with the best of intentions.

 
yup, Cheney's protege' Trump would keep his beady eyes on us all

(really dig this Police tune : ) 
a_conway
Posted: Jun 15, 2016 14:33
 

 lathyris wrote:

You are correct. It is, in fact, outstanding.

 

Thank you lathyris :)


lathyris
(Houston, TX)
Posted: Jun 06, 2016 9:13
 

 treatment_bound wrote:
I usually liked what The Police did, but this, this is not good.

 
You are correct. It is, in fact, outstanding.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jun 06, 2016 9:13
 

I usually liked what The Police did, but this, this is not good.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 06, 2015 10:44
 

 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Written in 1981 and now, 34 year later, here we are almost living in a Police state. 

I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Looking at the barrel of an armalite

I don't want to spend the rest of my days

Keeping out of trouble like the soldiers say

I don't want to spend my time in hell

Looking at the walls of a prison cell

I don't ever want to play the part 

Of a statistic on a government chart


 

It will only ever get worse.


Beastie
(Harrison, NY)
Posted: Aug 06, 2015 10:43
 

 reindeer wrote:
This is my favorite album of theirs.  It recalls a time and place for me and I love the songs on this disc.

 
Ditto
reindeer
(The corner of Heart Attack & Vine)
Posted: Aug 04, 2015 22:49
 

This is my favorite album of theirs.  It recalls a time and place for me and I love the songs on this disc.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Jul 06, 2015 6:36
 

I know I have said about only commenting about the song (rather than the personnel of the band for instance) but this time I have been transported to another place by the song title - Invisible Sun - what a great name for a Sci-Fi movie. Let's see... a group of people escape the dying Earth in a spacecraft hoping for a new home.  However even they know the odds are pretty hopeless because their spaceship would take hundreds of years to reach another habitable planet even if there was such a thing.  They survive in space as long as they can but just when all seems lost - what is that? An Invisible Sun... not visible with the naked eye but yet... yes the instruments are showing that a nearby planet is habitable and maybe, just maybe, they could start a new life on this distant planet after all...

Nurse - can I have my medication now.
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Apr 02, 2015 8:16
 

ho hum Police. lost their spark at this point. from then on it was Sting's show
gjeeg
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Mar 15, 2015 18:07
 

Perfect pop creation.