Sure the Police are much better, but to say MaW ripped them off is a stretch. Really dont sound much alike. Different styles. And to say they capitalized on the police hiatus between albums is laughable. Im sure they were holding off putting an album out waiting for the police to take a break
Both bands fell under a genre often referred to as "white reggae", that was I supposed pioneered by The Police. So no doubt they were influences on M.A.W.. But Men...put their own style, humour and local colour on the sound.
gentlemen , jim hear as always i use the term loosely . . . . i told you if we ain't drinkin' , , , whorein' and thereafter snorin' don't invite me to your party . . . as always youall get in a jam >>> i prefer orange marmalade !