Just to let you know that they weren't messing around with their debut album, 'Outlandos d'Amour,' the Police followed it up less than a year later with more of the same -- but with catchier songs and a better sense of where they, and their music, were heading.
The Police take on Van Halen in the first round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
Proceeds from the 'Set Them Free' album will support of Rock Against Trafficking.
When the Police's debut album came out on Nov. 2, 1978, it sounded like little else on the music landscape at the time. The band was lumped in with punk and burgeoning New Wave groups at the time, but it played a mix of reggae and rock-inspired pop with all the time-shifting complexities found in prog and jazz.
The early '90s were, by and large, a pretty tough time for metal bands in America – what with the post-grunge alternative rock wave that pretty much obliterated image-obsessed pop-metal (errr, no complaints there), drove most strains of extreme metal way underground, and dragged down even the best thrash bands of the previous decade