Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Wave Wednesday: "Spirits in the Material World", by The Police (Music Video)

Spirits in the Material WorldImage via WikipediaThis week's New Wave Fave is Spirits in the Material World, by The Police. Written by Sting, it is the opening track for their 1981 album Ghost in the Machine.

The song features bass, guitar, synthesizer, drums, saxophone, and vocals. It has a Jamaican Ska beat which changes to a swaggering rock beat in the chorus. It was released as a single in 1982 and reached #7 on the US Billboard Charts and #12 in the UK.

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