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No superhero disguise needed: The story of Stewart Copeland and Klark Kent

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At the start of the '80s, Superman was Christopher Reeves and also was Clark Kent. But who was the mysterious Klark Kent in the '80s? Call the Police, there is a madman around and his name is Stewart Copeland.

By the late '70s, Stewart Copeland already had a few groundbreaking albums completed with The Police and classic songs like Roxanne and Message In A Bottle were starting to make The Police one of the hottest bands in music. Still, Copeland kept busy on solo and side projects and in 1980 he released a self-titled album under the pseudonym Klark Kent and the video for Away From Here.

While Away From Here did not chart it did give birth to a fun video from the Youtube files of Dave "The Maestro" Morrison that has a manic Copeland incognito and channeling Snidely Whiplash as he devises a sinister plan all to an infectious beat. While Police member Sting is noted for his successful solo career, Copeland as Klark Kent actually was the first Police member to score a solo hit when his single Don't Care was minor hit on the U.K. singles chart in 1978

 

[Last modified: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:24am]

    

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