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    Quote Originally Posted by yogibear View Post
    these tunes are now on the deluxe version of the debut album if i read the stories right.
    Yep. I know cause I got the deluxe version used. This thread is making me want to listen to that cd.

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    Oh, well, I still have my copy from back in the '80s when I first got a CD player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enpdllp View Post
    The Pretenders rendition of Bold As Love is one of the high points of the excellent Jimi Hendrix tribute album Stone Free.
    A kickass version of Room Full Of Mirrors closes out Get Close.

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    I heard Hymn To Her on my Squeezebox today. That's an underrated gem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupwonder View Post
    Best Christmas song of all time--2000 miles.
    ITA with that.
    High Vibration Go On - R.I.P. Chris Squire

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    Never liked the Pretenders much, but I once read somewhere that Chrissie Hynde was briefly a singer for Magma. She certainly looked the part.
    "Incredibly dismal, pathetic chord sequence..."
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    I'd recommend whichever album has 'Show Me'. Great tune, as is 'Don't Get Me Wrong'.

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    I've listened to the 2010 album "JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys" (featuring Chrissie Hynde) and saw a gig at its tour --- it was good. Right now at Amazon I see it's less than a buck, new. I'd definitely recommend it -- got some nice songs on it. Here's the song Portobello -- not on the album -- which was probably the most upbeat song on that setlist with a major guitar solo -- I think at the show I saw it was better than at this video:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    I'd recommend whichever album has 'Show Me'. Great tune, as is 'Don't Get Me Wrong'.
    Learning To Crawl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Yeah, I know Learning To Crawl was a big hit, but it doesn't make it less an album than the first two.
    Damn right. In fact it's their best, in my opinion. "Time the Avenger" is my absolute favorite Pretenders track, then you get "My City Was Gone," "Middle of the Road," "Thumbelina," "Back on the Chain Gang"...good stuff.

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    They've got some good songs, I always liked Talk Of The Town, Message Of Love and Middle Of The Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIF View Post
    Learning To Crawl?
    Yeah, Show Me is on 'Learning to Crawl', 'Dont Get Me Wrong is on the next, 'Get Close'.

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    I picked up the first album today for a couple of bucks. I'm finding it a bit tuneless though.

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    The first and third, definitely. The second if you really liked those. The acoustic live one is pretty good, too.

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    I've got the first 5 (Packed being #5) and the EP and they're all quite good (the debut is killer!). The later albums suffered somewhat from a revolving band membership, but still have good tunes. "Message of Love" is my fave tune (a fist-raiser if there ever was one).
    Chrissie Hynde is bad-ass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Talk Of The Town
    I love that one -- that big-ass crashing guitar chord/riff. Pure love.

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    I was playing some mix tapes from the late 70's and early 80's and noticed how present the Pretenders were. Don't really listen to them much anymore but the guitar sound was great. Honeyman-Scott died too young.

    I saw the original band supporting the Boomtown Rats and the buzz was all about them. I saw Bob Geldof a week later at a Ramones concert and asked him how he felt about the Pretenders' stealing of the Rat's thunder. He stuck up for them and said they were a great bunch of blokes. Martin Chambers had joined the Rats onstage during their encore and danced with Geldof, so it looked like everyone got along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blah_Blah_Woof_Woof View Post
    I was playing some mix tapes from the late 70's and early 80's and noticed how present the Pretenders were. Don't really listen to them much anymore but the guitar sound was great. Honeyman-Scott died too young.

    I saw the original band supporting the Boomtown Rats and the buzz was all about them. I saw Bob Geldof a week later at a Ramones concert and asked him how he felt about the Pretenders' stealing of the Rat's thunder. He stuck up for them and said they were a great bunch of blokes. Martin Chambers had joined the Rats onstage during their encore and danced with Geldof, so it looked like everyone got along.
    Peter Fardon, Pretenders bassist, also died too young.

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    Difficult band to categorize imo. When they first came out they weren't really new wave. They weren't punk either and they were before so called alternative. I suppose they were sort of post punk but that doesn't really fit either. I had "learning to crawl" on cassette when I was younger and recently picked it up at a thrift store. I'lll have to check out the others too. Good band.

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    Brand new music from the band:


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    How is that new jazz album Chrissie just released?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    How is that new jazz album Chrissie just released?
    Pretty effing good i'd say -


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    Their first album has a few rockers with abrupt rhythms and odd time signatures.

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