Friday, 16 January 2009

Don't box me in - Stewart Copeland and Stanard Ridgway

While the world was waiting for a new album by The Police, the members of the group went their own way to do solo projects. Sting recorded a solo single, and drummer Stewart Copeland recorded the soundtrack for the movie 'Rumblefish', which was directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.

As Coppola started to work on the soundtrack of the movie, he envisioned a mainly percussive soundtrack to symbolize the idea of time running out. He asked Copeland to improvise a rhythm track. Coppola soon realized that Copeland was a far superior composer and let him take over. The song 'Don't Box Me In' was a collaboration between Copeland and singer/songwriter Stan Ridgway, leader and frontman of the band Wall of Voodoo.

My collection: 7" single no. 3115
Found: London, May 14, 1999
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Don't box me in' / 'Drama at home'
Download: here

1 comment:

  1. Neat! I had this tape but never the single. I loved Stewart Copeland's earlier solo project, Klark Kent. I like to imagine what the world would be like if Wall of Voodoo had the fame of the Police and if Stan Ridgeway was adored as the sexiest man of the 80's rather than Sting.

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