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At one point they auditioned unsuccessfully for Tyne Tees Television's music show "Geordie Scene", but had better success in the Melody Maker's Annual rock contest, where they came a creditable third out of thirty entrants. Sadly, the cut-off point for progression was second place, which wasn't bad considering that John didn't show up, and the band had to improvise their slot! Inevitably, the urge to get into a recording studio was growing.
The band - mainly Gerry and Sting - were starting to write their own material, and so the Spring of found them become regular visitors to Impulse Sound Studios' in Wallsend to record demo tracks. A full list of what was recorded and when is very difficult to pin down, with several tracks not even having a name allocated to them, and frustratingly, the term "Instrumental" is used repeatedly.
As John Hedley recalls, "Things like dates and names were of minor importance compared with knowing which knob to twiddle on the desk". Indeed Dave paid them a session fee for the Loud Escape - Last Exit (6) - Beginning (CD the track, but sadly it has never been released.
Dave knew what he liked and also tried to persuade the band to record a version of Bill Wither's 'Friend of Mine' after hearing a great Sting vocal on the song at one of their gigs in Gosforth, but the band had a preference for writing and recording their own material and declined.
DuringLast Exit were starting pick up some positive reviews, especially from a local journalist, Loud Escape - Last Exit (6) - Beginning (CD Sutcliffe who grew a soft spot for the band. In May, Sutcliffe reported in "Sounds" that Last Exit's music had "this week Newcastle, next week the world" written all over it. And in July, the same paper reported that, "'Exit' combined experience and sophistication with a naked, funky excitement that makes the Average White Band look like a set of old grannies - and they're only regular outlets are to a few dozen people in a couple of pubs.
Anyway they set out to blast the Pacific Eardrum off the stand and when I had to leave to review Billy Cobham they were playing so fast that Tyneside's own Brendan Foster would never have caught them. John Hedley, reflected that "All of the tracks on the "album": First from Last Exit, were recorded as demos prior to June With the trip to San Sebastian on the horizon, it was decided, at short notice, to cobble these tracks together and produce an "album" to raise a few pesetas when we got to Spain.
This is why the inner sleeve looks like it was done with a John Bull Printing Outfit on a cereal packet. The nine track collection, produced by Dave Wood, has been heard by few people and is considered one of the rarest 'trades' around, and features the original Last Exit members along with one track by semi-occasional guest guitarist, Terry Ellis, who was to later replace John Hedley full time.
So with their demo cassettes ready to be hopefully snapped up by eager Basque's, Last Exit joined by Cormac Loane arrived in Spain on 16 July. Despite Sting upsetting the road crew to such a degree that they stormed off back to England, the band won the award for best amateur band the award sits on Sting's mantelpiece to this dayand were taken under the wing of a local Basque road crew.
In return for accommodation and food, the band played another festival on 2 August, and with some additional club dates hastily arranged in Bilbao, the band secured enough money to book places on the ferry back home to Britain. Even at this time Last Exit were considering a move south to help secure the all important record deal, but during the autumn ofJohn Hedley's enthusiasm was waning and he left the band after a show at the Gosforth Hotel on 15 October.
The seeds of punk were being sown, and he - correctly, as it turned out - suspected that even with a move to London, the band would still struggle to build a following. He was content getting his satisfaction from simply playing his guitar and improving his technique.
He told Outlandos, "My ambition was to make a decent living playing the guitar, and keep myself happy by always trying to get better. Well I've been pro since I still practise two hours a day when I can, and the only other person I know who does that is Sting. It's all music you just pray won't die on the wind, unrecorded, like so much really fine rock played by obscure bands around the country.
Last Exit were explosive, even without their regular guitarist John Hedley, and gaining a passing Lol Coxhill.
Last Exit are a year old now and if those record companies ever look north it can't be long before they make their first entrance into the big time. In Mike's line-up was none other than Andy Summers, and by a twist of synchronicity, the evening support slot was provided by Last Exit.
Although Sting and Andy did not reportedly meet, Andy Album) since admitted that he wasn't particularly impressed by the 'Exit'. November saw the band release their only piece of vinyl, a 7" single of two Gerry Richardson tracks featuring Sting vocals, 'Whispering Voices' and 'Evensong', on the Wudwink label. Throughout the album, Copeland's drumming steals the show with its majestic power and precision - which is appropriate, because the beat is the meat of reggae and rock'n'roll.
The Police are an arresting new band. Sting sounds like a guy who's just made sergeant and is looking for a voice to back up his new stripes.
His band, too, offers a little something for everyone. If the flexible, jazz-influenced flourishes of drummer Stewart Copeland, a reggae beat and guitarist Andy Summers' finely honed attentiveness to nuance lend the Police, a stylish art-rock elegance, their music still sounds unpolished and sometimes means enough to let them pass for part-time members of the New Wave - even though it's brand of New Wave sufficiently watered down to allow these guys to become today's AOR darlings.
And yet their hybrid of influences has been fused into a streamlined, scrappy style, held together by the kind of knotty, economical hooks that make a song stick out on the radio. Musically, 'Outlandos'd'Amour' has a convincing unity and drive.
It's on the emotional level that it all seems somewhat hollow. Posing as a punk, Sting, as both singer and songwriter, can't resist turning everything into an art-rock game. He's so archly superior to the material that he fails to invest it with much feeling. Deft and rhythmically forceful though they are, the songs work only as posh collections of catch phrases "Can't stand losing you", or "Truth hits everybody" thrown out at random to grab your attention: lyrical hooks to punch up musical hooks, with nothing behind them.
By trying to have it both ways - posturing as cool art-rockers and heavy, meaningful New Wavers at the same time - the Police merely adulterate the meanings of each. Their punk pose is no more than a manipulative come-on.
For all its surface threat, there's no danger in this music, none of the spontaneity or passion of punk and reggae demands. And the larger the implied emotions, the tinnier he makes them sound. Review from Creem "Tuneful, straightahead rock'n'roll is my favourite form of mindlesness, and alsmost all of these songs - riffs with lyrics, really - make the cretin in me hop. But only 'Can't Stand Losing You' makes him jump up and down.
And the soliloquoy to the inflatable bedmate makes him push reject. Review from Smash Hits "Now this, Nazareth, is how it's done. Loud and energetic rock'n'roll but short and catchy tunes remember tunes?
A very arresting album ho ho ho. Check this out - only Elvis Costello kept it from being top of the heap. Review from Rip It Up by Terence Hogan The lead off track on this debut album is a fairly ordinary piece of rock'n'rave called 'Next To You' that might have been done by anyone. We don't hear what these Police have really got up their sleeves until further along that same groove wherein lie 'So Lonely' and the following track 'Roxanne', which will already be familiar to some of you hep-cats out there.
These two songs are the best examples on the record of the distinctive blend of reggae feel into a white rock style that gives the album its special interest. It doesn't occur on all of the tracks but the three or four on which it's employed are significantly the highlights. This is the second record I've discovered this week by white artists that successfully draws on reggae as a major influence in its best music, the other being Johnny G's excellent first album on Beggars Banquet.
In both cases the reggae is an essential element fully integrated into the performers styles - inventive and personal, and not merely a mode-ish appendage to their repertoire.
The lead singer's name is Sting, and for a little while I had the nagging feeling that he was reminding me of Jon Anderson, but suddenly I realised that he was more like Speedy Keen and I felt much better.
Sounds like a good band. It's - the most inviting mainstream rock debut since the Cars' arrival last summer. Like that band, Police mixes tense, econom?? Drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers contribute to a tough, taut sound, but Sting's lead vocals are the highlight. He sounds so authentic on the reggae-flavoured 'Roxanne' that you'd swear he grew up in Jamaica.
He's also expressive on more traditional rock tunes, including the snarling 'Peanuts' and the sardonic 'Can't Stand Losing You'. The other songs range from the zany 'Be My Girl' the story of guy's infatuation with a life-sized rubber doll to 'Born in the '50s' a nostalgic look at those born in the Eisenhower years. Anyone who caught this British-American trio during its recent Whisky engagement will no doubt testify that it would be next to impossible to capture the immense charisma of the Police lead singer, Sting, on record.
A disarmingly relaxed natural onstage, indecently handsome vocalist takes dangerous liberties w?? His fulsome gritty voice pours forth like a river, dodging and weaving around the syncopated reggae groove that forms the base of their sound. The Police have had problems getting airplay for their songs with X-rated themes of suicide and prostitution - a ridiculous technicality, considering that the songs hardly advocate such activities.
Rather, the Police sing about real life, and although they're not plagued with punk's grim nihilistic fixation, neither do they turn their back on life's darker side. The band's first British single, 'Fallout', is not included here - an unfortunate omission as it displays the group at its rocking best. But what is here could make Police the arrival of the year. Review from The Blenheim Express by author unknown.
The Police have enjoyed a good deal of Album) attention for their single 'Roxanne' in recent weeks. The most emotive song however, must be 'Roxanne' - the story of a young man's cry to his prostitute girlfriend not to return to the streets. Sting makes this track with his surging; pleading vocals. His voice sails and soars throughout 'Outlandos d'Amour', but that's not all. Sting, apart from writing virtually all the material, keeps his bass in super tight with drummer Stewart Copeland to give Andy Summers an adrenalin wave to ride his guitar on.
Heavy rock friends might describe The Police as "radio rockers," but if this is true then the crystal set will have to come out of mothballs. The Police are a trio with more appeal than Charlie's Angels ever had! Review from The Washington Times by Harry Sumrall Out of the convulsions of English Punk has emerged a style of rock that is nervy and brash, but also refined and melodically inviting. The Police have all the energy of the Sex Pistols and a musical sensibility that the Pistols group always lacked.
Their power chording and high-pitched harmonies recall the Who of the "Sell Out" period and they have added a touch of reggae to spice their sound. Can't Stand Losing You is a defiant response to an ex-girlfriend, while 'Born in the '50s' could be the new anthem of rebellion against the Pepsi generation. A disjointed piano tinkles in the background while a thickly accented British voice tells the Loud Escape - Last Exit (6) - Beginning (CD of a lonely boy who finds the girl of his dreams-an inflatable lover who brings a new twist to the words, "love, honor and obey.
Police has a more demure sensibility than Elvis Costello, the Ramones or the Clash, and when it tries a rave-up 'Peanuts' the group sounds silly.
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Find Last Exit discography, albums and singles on AllMusic. full condensed blue highlight denotes album pick Filter Discography By Albums All. Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. MUW , MUW CD: Last Exit: Headfirst Into The Flames - Live In Europe (Album) 2 versions: MuWorks Records, MuWorks Records: MUW , MUW CD: US: Sell This Version: 2 versions: Singles & EPs. edited over 6 years ago referencing Last Exit, CD, Album, RE, IMCD After the band split, the label threw together this album in an attempt to capitalise on their popularity. The result's OK, I like the the last two tracks which are from a live performance, but like most of Traffic's output the studio material hasn't dated that well and Dave.
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