Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Song of the Day 1,151 The Pretenders

'Yeah. I like it!'

From Debbie Harry it feels fairly natural to move on to Chrissie Hynde. Alone, the opening track from The Pretenders album of the same name from last year. The song has a downward sliding riff that sounds like a close cousin of Werewolves of London. Chrissie does her best Lou / Iggy spoken drawl, (that was always the tradition she drew on most), and speaks/ sings of the pleasures of solitary life. It's good so see a song in honour of this for a change. The song itself is pure old school street poetry and all the better for that. Also here, an added Pretenders related bonus, from Lost in Translation.

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