Terrifc article reproduced from Revolver circa 2000, interviewing The Police:
Copeland: You are absolutely correct. I remember when we did our first album, I only wrote these punk songs so we’d have something to play, then I realised, ‘Ah… lyrics…’
Summers: Stewart and I were jumping on the bandwagon. Totally insincere! But I wrote all of ‘Omegaman’. Can we talk about ‘Behind My Camel’ some more?
Revolver: Oh shut up. One World is the most ‘old-school’ Police song on the album.
Copeland: And it was my favourite song at the time because it did have that early Police vibe, where we jammed on one chord for hours.
Summers: Unfortunately, I never did find out what that one chord was.
Hilarious, fiery, oddly moving — the interview both traces and mirrors the arc of the band’s career. Also:
Sting: No, no, I’m a simple man. A simple man in my huge Tuscan villa, so piss off.
See also the thread at MeFi trying to work out whether it’s an April Fool or not. Consensus: it’s good enough that everyone’s going to claim it’s real anyway.