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Walking on the Moon: The Untold Story of the Police and the Rise of Rise of New Wave Rock

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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published 2010 by Aurum (first published November 23rd 2009)
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John
An unremittingly negative book. Campion didn't have to lionize Sting, Copeland or Summers, but I swear I didn't read a SINGLE positive thing in the book -- about a song, a person, anything. The closest he comes to saying something kind is when he mentions, in passing, a few nice things Sting's first wife did for him. But that's hardly a reason to read the book.

If you're interested in the band, try Wikipedia or the All Music Guide. Just don't waste your time on this.
Mark Maguire
Prior to reading this book, I possesed a fair working knowledge of The Police in that I was aware of the creative dominance of Sting, and the open-warfare between the Band members. However, I was totally ignorant of the contextual backdrop that gave rise to The Police and The Police "sound". This is where the book's strength lies, as it actively demystifies some of the legend and Folklore that surrounds the rise and fall of this critically important band. The book has a tendency to go beyond the ...more
Dave
A long overdue bio of one of my favorite bands. Not a lot of surprises here, unless discovering that Sting, Summers and Copeland disliked each other from Day One and that it's amazing that this band stayed together for four whole albums.

Chris Campion paints Sting as an ever-growing narcissist, Summers as an arrogant prima donna, and Copeland as the loudmouth American who battled constantly with Sting over control of the band. Who knew the drummer from the states had so much control over the band
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Johnny Hirschfeld
horrible book... negative and spiteful. why did the author even bother to tackle a subject he obviously disliked. ... and the promise of a birth of new wave approach is not present. this book SUCKS.
Theo Lafleur
It wrecks The Police, but I guess I would prefer that over self-indungent promotion when reading a Bio. Very well researched and funny
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