The Police are not a band you would expect. .
Chris : This is one you would not expect. I used to go and see all the punk bands. I saw the Stranglers about ten times but, do you know what, I wouldn’t rate them in my gigs to remember. I remember being disapointed a few times by them because they didn’t sound so good. I remember getting dragged by first girl friend to see the Police and that was immeadialty after a Stranglers gig and I have to say the Police sounded amazing. They were really tight, really professional. Maybe they had better kit. I don’t know what it was. That was 78/79 I had seen the Stranglers a couple of times before and they were ok but then I went to this terrible gig and the sound was just a noise and the next gig was the Police and they were great and I just didn’t expect that.
Number 7 in Chris Packham’s top 10 punk and post punk gigs here