Pretenders

Over the years, the Pretenders became a vehicle for guitarist/vocalist Chrissie Hynde's songwriting, yet it was a full-fledged band when it was formed in the late '70s. With their initial records, the group crossed the bridge between punk/new wave and Top 40 pop more than any other band, recording a series of hard, spiky singles that were also melodic and immediately accessible. Hynde was an invigorating, sexy singer who bent the traditional male roles of rock & roll to her own liking, while guitarist James Honeyman-Scott created a sonic palette filled with suspended chords, effects pedals, and syncopated rhythms that proved remarkably influential over the next two decades. After Honeyman-Scott's death, the Pretenders became a more straightforward rock band, yet Hynde's semi-autobiographical songwriting and bracing determination meant that the group never became just another rock band, even when their music became smoother and more pop-oriented.

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  6. 8/30/2016 7:59:55 AMStop Your Sobbinghttps://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/stop-your-sobbing/id352420024?i=352420057&uo=4&at=11l9vR
  7. 8/15/2016 12:43:59 PMBrass In Pocket https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/brass-in-pocket/id352420024?i=352420106&uo=4&at=11l9vR
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