May 2015

Pretenders

This month’s Icon, the Pretenders, were defined by the leading voice (and attitude) of Chrissie Hynde. Watch the videos and listen to the playlist below to hear the quality of their punk/new wave songwriting.

Watch:

Tattooed Love Boys
Official music video for “Tattooed Love Boys” from the definitive album Pretenders, released in 1980.

Stop Your Sobbing
The band performing their first single “Stop Your Sobbing,” a cover of the original song by British rock group the Kinks, on the UK television program the Kenny Everett Video Show.

Back on the Chain Gang
A hit from their 1984 album, Learning to Crawl.

Listen: