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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 07:14 PM
maybe a long shot on here but anyone else a fan?
 
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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 07:35 PM
casual fan, haven't heard all their stuff, but generally enjoy what I've seen and heard...........Peace..........joe





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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 07:46 PM
their first album is great. and in Jan 2010 it will be 30 years since it was released in Jan 1980. Wow that was a fast 30 years.
 

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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 08:31 PM
One of the few 80's new wave bands,if you want to call them that still out there.
I always thought they were very good.saw them a few times.They opened for
the STONES in jersey on the fourty licks tour.My favorites.
1st album
Last of the independents
aile of veiw unplugged this ones excellent.

 

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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 08:44 PM
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One of the few 80's new wave bands,if you want to call them that still out there.
I always thought they were very good.saw them a few times.They opened for
the STONES in jersey on the fourty licks tour.My favorites.
1st album
Last of the independents
aile of veiw unplugged this ones excellent.


last of the independents is one i'm missing that i see cheap a lot. maybe i should pick it up.

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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 10:23 PM
Saw them three or four times and thought they were great each time. I am basically just a greatest hits fan of theirs but they are excellent live. Chrissie Hynde is an excellent singer and the band was as tight as a drum each time I saw them.

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  posted on 10/27/2009 at 10:26 PM
I loved the Pretender's first album. Johnny bought it for me with the caveat not to play it around the kids because of some of the language. Boy, have times changed!!!

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 07:04 AM
I really like the Pretenders

Their first 3 albums still get played regularly.
The re-issue cd's with bonus tracks, ep tracks, and
live stuff are very good also.

That said, I was a little disappointed in the last album.
It was Ok, but didn't go anywhere.

Maybe I'll go break it out for a listen again ...

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:03 AM
I LOVE the Pretenders...Hynde is my favourite front lady. I just saw them a few months ago locally, and at 56, Chrissie can still perform and happily, sing well.

She's one of the great songwriters, imo. Check out her lyrics, they're excellent. The first two Pretenders albums are classic, and the third is as well, despite a new band lineup, except for Martin Chambers.

I love Last Of The Independents...I recommend it highly as their last classic album. After that, there's still great stuff but nothing that stands with the four I mentioned. Their last album didn't fly high with me, but there's some great tunes on there that are less than singles, but more than filler.

I have the Pirate Radio box set, as well as the re-releases with bonus material...I have almost everything they've done....that's how much I like them.

Hynde's a big Hendrix fan...she's covered Room Full Of Mirrors and Axis Bold As Love, which I think is the coolest thing, both versions are worthy of interest, with no attempt to compete with Jimi's original.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:13 AM
I really like the first two albums with James Honeyman-Scott on guitar ... after his death the band lost a certain edge ... but Chrissie Hynde remains an excellent songwriter to this day ...

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:21 AM
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I really like the first two albums with James Honeyman-Scott on guitar ... after his death the band lost a certain edge ... but Chrissie Hynde remains an excellent songwriter to this day ...


agreed....................Hynde,IMO,is one of the greatest female vocalist in rock.She & Ann Wilson are my favorite's....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:26 AM
Still kicking myself for not going to see them in 83' at Vanderbilt U. with U2 for 8 bucks....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:38 AM
Always liked them not enough to go see but i have always enjoyed their music and own some too their first LP was awesome as well as Last of the Independents . Chrissy's voice is uniuqe and she is a very good singer..

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 08:53 AM
I like them. I love Hynde's perfomance of I Shall Be Released at the Dylan tribute show at MSG a while back.
 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 09:16 AM
Love the Pretenders - especially their early stuff (Last of the Independents gets a lot of play around here)! Chrissie Hynde has a great voice and have seen the band live and they rocked! And we walked away with a tamborine that was tossed to the crowd!

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 09:22 AM
Love this band, I've seen them twice, first time was an all acoustic show at Shoreline, last time at The Warfield in San Francisco three years ago. Chrissie and Co. really bring it live!
Chrissie is actually my favorite female artist of all-time, the hardest rocking woman in show biz in my opinion. matt05: Yes, get Last of The Independents, especially if it's cheap. Very good record.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:00 AM
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Love this band, I've seen them twice, first time was an all acoustic show at Shoreline, last time at The Warfield in San Francisco three years ago. Chrissie and Co. really bring it live!
Chrissie is actually my favorite female artist of all-time, the hardest rocking woman in show biz in my opinion. matt05: Yes, get Last of The Independents, especially if it's cheap. Very good record.


thanks. next time i'm at barnes and noble i'll get it. $7.99 plus 10% off for my discount card so about $7.50 after taxes

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:05 AM
Not a bad band during the decade of wtf is going on in music . Love the song she did about having a baby.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:05 AM
Alway have liked them ever since I heard "The Wait" on the radio back in the late '70s. Kept up with them for a while, but I'm about 2 or 3 albums behind (and now they've got the reissues of the original albums with the bonus tracks...more things to buy). Saw them 3 times on three different tours...seems like the band changed each time, out of unfortunate necessity. Just Chrissie & Martin were the constants...new guitarist & bassist each tour.

Which brings me to one of my "rubbing shoulders" stories:

Back in about 95/96, my country band was playing at Swallow's Inn in San Juan Capistrano (across the street from the Mission), after the 2nd set, I see a guy who looks very familiar come walking in and sit down across the dance floor from the stage. Finally dawned on me who it was...Martin Chambers! After our set, I went over and said hello. He & his lady friend were heading back up to LAX to catch a flight back to England after the Pretenders had played their set at Del Mar Racetrack just a couple of hours earlier. On the way up I-5, Martin was told the story about how the swallows return to the SJC Mission on the same day every year (March 19th) and wanted to check it out in more detail. So, when they saw the "Swallow's Inn", they thought that they could get more info there. We invited him to come up and sit in with us, but he gracefully declined. But he did buy the band a couple of rounds of drinks and even 2-stepped around the dancefloor on a couple of numbers during our next set.


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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:31 AM
I used to like them actually until I heard a story on the radio years ago that She once made some of her fans take off their leather shoes/pants before She would meet them. I don't mind people living their life differently from others, but I do mind when people try to impose their values on others. As if these fans were going to suddenly become vegans and throw away all of their clothing made from animals. Again, I heard this on the radio so it may be full of sh!t, but sounded at the time like it was real. So, after hearing that, I was totally turned off and have never looked back. Still, the music itself is ok and they probably deserve their place in the RnR Hall of Fame.
 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:39 AM
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I really like the first two albums with James Honeyman-Scott on guitar ... after his death the band lost a certain edge ... but Chrissie Hynde remains an excellent songwriter to this day ...


agreed....................Hynde,IMO,is one of the greatest female vocalist in rock.She & Ann Wilson are my favorite's....


I'd put Annie Lennox in there, too.

When I was a freshman in college ath Belmont in Nashville, there were kids from all over there for the Music Business program. I really got exposed to a lot of stuff that I might not have heard otherwise. That's where I heard the Pretenders first. Really liked some of their early stuff.

They played here a few years back, and Chrissie kept railing about the Buddy's BBQ stand - the stench, the cruelty, etc. Just play.

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 11:58 AM
Matt05 check your PM's

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 02:10 PM
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ditto...I don't own any of their albums, but I don't necessarily reach for the dial when they're on the radio. Certain stuff appeals to me.


Nice. I agree

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 04:02 PM
if Chrissie asked me to take my pants off for her, I would...

 

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  posted on 10/28/2009 at 04:24 PM
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Hynde's a big Hendrix fan...she's covered Room Full Of Mirrors and Axis Bold As Love, which I think is the coolest thing, both versions are worthy of interest, with no attempt to compete with Jimi's original.


I love their take on "Room Full Of Mirrors"!! Wasn't quite as enamored with "Axis: Bold As Love", though.

 
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