West explores the cultural and musical impact of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and Sting. He details the distinctive hybrid character of The Police's musical output, which would also characterize Sting's post-Police career. Sting's long-lived solo career embodies the power of the artful appropriation of musical styles, while capitalizing on the modern realities of pop music consumption. The Police - and Sting in particular - were pioneers in music video, modern label marketing, global activism, and the internationalization of pop music. Hardcover, 204 p.