The Pretenders / "Hymn To Her" / Get Close (10) / Nov 1986
Artist: The Pretenders
Original Album: Get Close
Track: Hymn To Her
*It's Music Mamas & Metal Maidens Week...A week to honor the frontwomen of rock and metal!
Day 1: Chrissie Hynde
I'm gonna start with The Pretenders because Chrissie Hynde is from just down the road from here, and this is one tough woman that has kept her music career going for a good solid 30 years as the leader of one of rock's most widely beloved bands. After attending Kent State University in the early '70s and forming one of her first bands with future members of Devo, she began leaning toward proto-punk music à la The Stooges and the Velvet Underground. Not getting any satisfaction here in the States, she hopped a one-way trip to London, where she's lived ever since, and became a rock critic for NME.