Wednesday, April 19, 2017

P is for...

...(The) Pretenders
My theme for this year's a-z challenge is off the top of my head-the first musical group to pop into my head...not necessarily my favorite, just the first to show itself.

In the eighties, from my perch in front of MTV, I was not much of a Pretenders fan. I can only imagine what fabulous video I was impatiently waiting for while I suffered though Brass in Pocket, or worse still, Back on the Chain Gang. I figured I did not like The Pretenders, but perhaps it was more that I had just grown tired of those two overplayed songs.

In trying to decide which video to post, I played Back on the Chain Gang (prepared to be instantly turned off). Not only did I appreciate the song, but my daughter started humming along. She has no idea why she knows the song. My husband shouted in that his favorite is The Wait, but I am not familiar with much beyond their greatest hits (which I do actually enjoy).

I am sorry Pretenders, I will put one of your cd's in the car today!


  1. I was into punk and new wave big time in those days and I watched all those bands sell out one by one. I really love the 'Pretenders II' album, that has a lot of great songs on it, like 'Message of Love'. And I love 'Middle of the Road' from their 1984 album, but overall I thought Chrissy lost her edge when she had a baby with Ray Davies and released that awful 'Show Me' and then the pop 'Back on the Chain Gang' which is also horrible.

  2. She always had a unique voice. The Pretenders were not my fave either, but served a purpose in the music world

  3. Definitely not a band I remember listening to, but hey, I only got to listen to what my older brothers decided was worthy. =) The joys of family politics, eh?

  4. She just looks weird. I can listen to her, but not watch.