Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Message In A Bottle

This popped up in my iPod Shuffle today.  What a perfect piece of pop music by The Police from 1979.  The lyrics are not what makes it work for me.  It's the blend of melodic hooks and the musical interplay between Sting (bass), Stewart Copeland (drums) and Andy Summers (guitar).  Pay close attention to the musical structure, particularly the rhythmic patterns and accents by Summers, the changing drum patterns, and how the bass twists itself around the guitar.  And ignore watching the stupid video; just listen.

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