Episode 04 – Sting

Brian scampers over to New York for some face time with longtime friend and fellow Geordie, Sting. In a real blast from the past, they hop into the Ford Econoline in which the Police trundled around on their debut United States tour, and pilot it to the site of the band's first gig — the legendary CBGBs. The trip turns into a Time Machine jaunt to 1978, with Brian and Sting talking about how far they've progressed since those early days. At CBGBs — which is now a fashion boutique — they visit the same room in which the Police played on their first visit to New York, prompting Sting to do some reminiscing about "fleapits and toilets" in which he used to play, and how they were the best times, while the huge stadia in which he played later on all blurred into one. We get a look into the machinations of the rock and roll machine, with tensions between band members, the toll on family members, out of control egos … and life as an Englishman in New York.

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