Can The Police’s Andy Summers Stand Losing on Rockers’ Block?

Every little thing the guitarist does isn't magic, but he was game to try

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Some music artists have released literally hundreds of songs over the years, to say nothing of the ones deemed too garbage-y to release. BlastEcho wondered if those involved in recording so many songs could remember them all. Enter Rockers’ Block.

For each Rockers’ Block contestant, we play five random songs from their catalog each song from the beginning to see how long it takes for them to guess (well, maybe guess isn’t the right word) the correct song. Then once they do (hopefully), they talk a bit about the song.


We’ll blame the crappy phone connection for Andy Summers’ poor performance in this special edition of Rockers’ Block. Plus, you know, he’s Andy Summers, so he’ll get a pass from BlastEcho every day of the week and twice on Sundays. And he had to listen to a bunch of old(er) songs that aren’t on his amazing, if not really difficult to pronounce, new solo album, Triboluminescence.

Perhaps the best part of this Rockers’ Block are Summers’ revelations about the song expected to be the Ghost in the Machine single, but wasn’t because Sting didn’t write it (Summers did). As Summers put it: “Sting would just really not have it,” he says. “If you put that [and you’ll hear the song on Rockers’ Block] out as the first single, and he didn’t like it, he’s leaving the band.”

Intrigued?

P.S. The full songs are below, if you think you can do better than Summers did…

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2 Comments

  1. Dietmar Cloes

    September 27, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    on which day did that phone interview take place ? was Andy in LA at his home or Studio ?

    (I’m asking because I take notes of every little thing the Police members do – for the PoliceWiki website

    • blastecho

      September 28, 2017 at 8:17 am

      March 14, 2017

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