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Poll: Sting vs Steven Wilson (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do prefer, Sting or Steven Wilson (the person and their solo career)?

  1. Sting (11 votes [47.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.83%

  2. Steven Wilson (12 votes [52.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.17%

Which of the Wilson/Sting bands do you like the most?

  1. Porcupine Tree (11 votes [47.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.83%

  2. The Police (12 votes [52.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.17%

Which Sting/Wilson drummer is better?

  1. Stewart Copeland - drummer from The Police (15 votes [65.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 65.22%

  2. Gavin Harrison - drummer from Porcupine Tree (8 votes [34.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.78%

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#1 treeduck

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 07:38 PM

I put this question to Rod earlier and I thought it might be a good poll since there's a few parallels with their careers, although one is much more famous and successful in terms of record sales, but both started in a rock band then abandoned it for a solo career.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 07:49 PM

Sting - capable of great proggy doom songs and killer pop.

Steven Wilson - capable of proggy doom songs


Both are capable of being insufferably pompous, I'll give you that.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:01 PM

Damn, the drummers was tough, I guess Copeland edges it.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:10 PM

View PostSteevo, on 19 November 2020 - 08:01 PM, said:

Damn, the drummers was tough, I guess Copeland edges it.
I wonder who Earl will choose?

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:18 PM

All in for The Police



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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:20 PM

I went with Wilson/PT/Harrison, but all three votes were close.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:29 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 19 November 2020 - 08:20 PM, said:

I went with Wilson/PT/Harrison, but all three votes were close.
That's exactly how I voted.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:45 PM

Love the police but SW, Pt and Gavin.

The first two sting solo records were good to great but he started to suck hard after .



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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:24 PM

Police all the way. I'll get to Porcupine Tree when I feel like killing myself.

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:02 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 November 2020 - 09:24 PM, said:

Police all the way. I'll get to Porcupine Tree when I feel like killing myself.
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:54 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 November 2020 - 09:24 PM, said:

Police all the way. I'll get to Porcupine Tree when I feel like killing myself.

Your loss, besides, Morrissey is the music for that.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:55 AM

Odd pairing of bands.  I voted the full Porcupine Tree line without hesitation, but it was really closer than that.  The Police have been in my musical life for much longer and probably have been more an influence on me as a result, but current tastes prevail in a poll taken in the now.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 04:43 AM

With the Police, I've listened to, been familiar, and liked them more including Sting as a solo artist.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:02 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 19 November 2020 - 11:54 PM, said:

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 November 2020 - 09:24 PM, said:

Police all the way. I'll get to Porcupine Tree when I feel like killing myself.

Your loss, besides, Morrissey is the music for that.

It would be a loss if I dismissed them completely. But I gave them a fair shot, and have three of their albums. Not a band I like, as much as I tried.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:23 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 20 November 2020 - 06:02 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 19 November 2020 - 11:54 PM, said:

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 November 2020 - 09:24 PM, said:

Police all the way. I'll get to Porcupine Tree when I feel like killing myself.

Your loss, besides, Morrissey is the music for that.

It would be a loss if I dismissed them completely. But I gave them a fair shot, and have three of their albums. Not a band I like, as much as I tried.
There’s nothing wrong in that.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:53 AM

Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Gavin Harrison all the way.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:53 PM

The last question was tough.

Gavin is truly incredible - I saw him play with Crimson, and it blew my mind. He is a fantastic musician.

Copeland though - drumming is propulsive and original. He would have no chance in a drum battle with Gavin, but he knows how to arrange a great song. I don't think Gavin is capable of holding back and letting a good song take hold.

Copeland also has written and performed his owns songs - plays guitar, sings. He writes and arranges music for film sound tracks and classical orchestras. Copeland's interests lie with MUSIC in general. Not so sure about Gavin, who seems content in the drummer-shredder space, playing with accomplished jazzers.

If I had a band - I think Copeland would be my pick.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 01:14 PM

Does Steven Wilson have one of these?
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Posted 20 November 2020 - 01:16 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 20 November 2020 - 01:14 PM, said:

Does Steven Wilson have one of these?
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NP should've had one of these!

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 01:17 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 20 November 2020 - 01:16 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 20 November 2020 - 01:14 PM, said:

Does Steven Wilson have one of these?
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NP should've had one of these!

And hopefully it would look less vampiric than this one, lol.





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