The Pretenders

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Just thought I'd give a bump with these lyrics:D

The mid-twenty joys
Around a heart that's black and blue.
Tatooed love boys,
I tore my knees up getting to you
'Cause I needed
To find out what the thing was for
Been reading,
But man the time came to explore.

I went apewire
'Cause I thought
I'd like it.
Little tease.
But I didn't mean it.
But you mess with the goods, darlin', you gotta pay.
Yeah.

A good time
Was guaranteed for one and all.
The tatoos
Did target practice in the hall
While waiting
For their number to get called out.
I, I, I, I found out what the wait was about.

I was a good time.
Yeah.
I got pretty good
At changing tires upstairs, bro.
I shot my mouth off and you showed me what that hole was for.

Now I see you
All impressed and half undressed.
You got paint stick
All over the scars and lumps and bumps.
Tattooed love boys
Have got you where I used to lay.
Well ha ha, too bad
But you...know...what they say,
 

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Very nice write-up on The Pretenders, eberg. :cheers2

I never knew the group went through so many lineup changes. The Pretenders are a lot like The Talking Heads or Souxsie and the Banshees to me in that they were always on the radio back in the 80's and they all have lots of great music to show for themselves that still sounds great today.

Their 80's material has a distinctive sound and all their essential tracks have been covered here, but here's a tune from their 1994 album Last Of The Independants, titled "I'm A Mother" which is every bit as good, if not better, than anything else to date. It actually rocks!


As per the recommendation on the back of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album... TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME
 

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Awwwww, The Pretenders? Definately a Classic band!

Brass in Pockets still feels very special to me :D

I think I use to fancy myself as a bit of a Chrissie Hynde in my younger days lol :D xx
 
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I heard this on the radio yesterday....Well impressed ! Chrissie Hynde teaming up with Neil Young

 

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She was on 6 music a couple of months ago plugging her album. If I recall John McEnroe is on it too ? Sounded pretty good actually and I'm really liking ^^ that one.
 

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I'm not sure why The Pretenders aren't in the 70s section .....at anyrate I really like the first two albums. In fact I have them both on vinyl and ripped them to mp3s and burned them to CDRs as well. Great rock & roll band.
 

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