Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea discussed no longer enjoying listening to The Police and Sting in a new interview with Marc Maron, as transcribed by Alternative Nation.
“You know it’s funny for me, I like him fine, he’s great, but it’s a weird thing for me. When I was young I loved The Police. Around the time when I started playing rock bass too, I really loved The Police, but it’s the one band that just – and it’s really the only band, like any band I listen to, I go put on the record, and I love it as much as when I was 15 or 20 or whenever. But I put on The Police, and I got the greatest hits, and I finally [went to] put it on.”
“It didn’t hold up for you.”
“It’s the only band ever, and I still know it’s good, like the craftsmanship is good, it seems good, but I don’t know, it’s weird. People think I’m a moron.”
“For me he’s one of those guys, he’s a really good musician, without a doubt. He’s a great musician, he’s willing to try lots of different stuff. It’s just, I don’t cry, I don’t get moved, but I respect it, I just don’t get moved.”