Friday, February 1, 2008

Logo #173: The Police

Mick Haggerty designed these seemingly simple LEDs for the cover of the 1981 "Ghost in the Machine" LP. The Police are, from left to right, Andy Summers, Sting, and Stewart Copeland. You can tell because Copeland's got his drumstick held high, Summers is getting ready to play a power chord and Sting has his dagger ready to attack House Atreides. Sort of. Possibly the dot at the very end is a roadie. You never know what sign the roadie gets. Sting is actually a fairly charming and underrated actor, Stewart Copeland is a thrillingly inventive percussionist and Andy Summers...well, he's the best Andy Summers he possibly could be. The cover image of their "Can't Stand Losing You" 7" is completely amazing, and the last minute of most of their hits tends to be repetitive filler, but they're golden nonetheless. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" shall always remain a deeply pleasant reminder of growing up in the innocent winters and lazy summers of upstate Michigan in 1981. What'd NWA say about The Police? Oh, yeah: Help the Police!

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