I’ve had three favorite bands in my life and at various points each has done a song or two I didn’t care for. With Queen it was “Get Down Make Love.” With U2 I haven’t exactly hated much, but there have been a few tracks along the way that I felt weakened the overall impact of the record.
But man, no band I ever loved hit a sour note quite like The Police did on Synchronicity. I guess Sting figured he had to let Andy write a song or he’d be upset or something, but whatever the reasoning, “Mother” was the mother of all bad ideas. I hate that song so badly that it isn’t allowed on my iPod with the rest of the CD, and given what an obsessive completist I can be where music is concerned, that’s saying something.