The Pretenders: an appreciation
I admit it: I've overlooked the Pretenders for too long. Sure, I loved the song "Back on the Chain Gang" back in the day, and I fell in love with Scarlett Johansen when she serenaded Bill Murray with "Brass in Pocket" in the movie Lost in Translation, but beyond that I hadn't really given the band a listen. I rectified the situation last weekend, giving their first 3 albums --The Pretenders, The Pretenders II, and Learning to Crawl-- a listen. This playlist includes my favorites from The Pretenders' early years -- listen to the jangling guitar on the first song, "Stop Your Sobbing" -- it's delicious. Enjoy the music.