The Pretenders first record is one of my favorite records of all time and a capstone to my collection. I am throwing on a song from it because another blogger was talking about this album and fired me up!
Thanks to stephan1001 over at http://1001albumsin10years.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/the-pretenders-the-pretenders-1980/ for getting me motivated to do a short post
You can’t pick a bad song-even my least favorite “Brass In Pocket” is better than 98% of all commercial rock music produced since 1950- and it is only my least fav because the rest of this record is so damn strong.
The power and energy in this candy coated but bittersweet melodic punk music is unrivaled.
Chrissie Hynde is the Queen of Rock Music.
The Pretenders first record is nothing short of brilliant.
I love it and all it stands for.
It has got me working on a post to unveil my top 10 records ever made (long overdue) and will come out on a blog near you real soon.
And just in case you need to see this song in a softer light to feel the genius of it- I offer you this:
SPOILER ALERT: THIS IS ONE THAT MADE THE LIST
Cheers from the Cave!