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please help to find the song [10 Jan 2007|03:04pm]

llega
Real fans, please help !
I heard a song of the Pretenders on the radio,
but can't figure out what it is and how it's called.
The only words in the chorus I remember are -

either:

you-u-u, you see me cryin'...
ta-ta-ta-ta ta-ta-ta-ta :)

or:

you-u-u, you hear me cryin'...
ta-ta-ta-ta ta-ta-ta-ta :)

please give your tips who can ! THANX !
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Hmm, guess I should say something too! [15 Dec 2006|04:27pm]

kyrrdis
[ mood | indescribable ]

Name: Sarah

Age: 43

Location: Kentucky

Favorite Pretender: Chrissie Hynde

Favorite Pretenders Song: Message of Love, Talk of the Town, Tattooed Love Boys, Light of the Moon, Hymn to Her, Money Talk, Downtown (Akron), Nails in the Road, Who's Who, Baby's Breath, I Should Of, Walk Like a Panther... okay, how do you think they became my FAVORITE band?

Favorite Pretenders Album: Pretenders and Viva El Amor!

How long have you been a fan of The Pretenders? Ye gods... since the early 80s.

Ever seen them (or Chrissie, or someone from the band) in concert? Cincinnati, OH in 1984, and in Lexington, KY a few years later.

Other musical favorites besides The Pretenders? INXS, U2, the Clash, Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack, Squirrel Nut-Zippers, Alan Parsons Project, Steely Dan, plus a plethora of others, many of which would get me dinged in a Pretenders forum.

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Belated Introductory Post [07 Dec 2006|07:08am]

thebowlerhat
Hmm, I don't think I did an introductory post, and if I did, I apologize for the repetition, but I'm bored, awake, and still on a high from The Pretenders concert two days ago.

Name: Kelsay

Age: 22

Location: Michigan

Favorite Pretender: Chrissie Hynde, of course

Favorite Pretenders Song: Back on the Chain Gang, Kid, Revolution, I'll Stand By You, among others

Favorite Pretenders Album: Last of the Independents and Pretenders

How long have you been a fan of The Pretenders? Mmm, about a year now, maybe a little over, or under...summer '05

Ever seen them (or Chrissie, or someone from the band) in concert? Las Vegas in March '06, and December 5th, 2006 in Grand Rapids

Other musical favorites besides The Pretenders? Blondie, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, U2, New York Dolls, Alison Krauss, Rilo Kiley to name a few.
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The Pretenders and The Who Concert - 5/12/06 [07 Dec 2006|12:30am]

thebowlerhat
Hey everyone,

I just wanted to say that I saw The Pretenders open for the The Who the other night, and they kicked ass! Chrissie sounded amazing. Her voice has never been better. It was a great show. She sang lots of the classic hits and wore a top hat, jeans, high boots and a white jacket over a sleeveless blue tank. It was kind of like the video for "Don't Get Me Wrong" only classier. And the songs rocked.

Has anyone else seen them on this tour? They're amazing live right now.
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See it! Hear it! [15 Aug 2006|10:16pm]

beamishgirl
Check out youtube.com

go to their search engine and type in "the pretenders."

tons o' great videos from chrissie and the boys... and they're free!
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One More Thing... [23 Jul 2006|10:35pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | good ]

Check out Netflix... one can rent The Greatest Hits DVD as well as the Loose Screws Tour DVD...

am I the only person who ever posts to this community? Where is everyone?

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Pretenders Tour yet again! [23 Jul 2006|10:30pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | excited ]

Roseland NYC
Thurs. 7/27/06

doors open 6:45 (?)

i'm going... are you? ;)

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Back on the Chain Gang [16 May 2006|08:06pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | looking forward ]

Pretenders at Roseland Ballroom in NYC on June 27th.

I think tix are on sale now. :)

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Pirate Radio Box Set [21 Apr 2006|11:15am]

thebowlerhat
Hey,

If anyone doesn't have the box set yet, and can't wait to hear it, I've uploaded all four discs at sendspace.

The link is for Disc 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/njif3h

The link is for Disc 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4cvb61

Disc 3: The link is: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nipu9l

The link is for Disc 4: http://www.sendspace.com/file/z8okej
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Breakup rumours denied by Ms. Hynde herself! [05 Apr 2006|04:52pm]

colourscrash
[ mood | ecstatic ]

At MTV.com

On the count of three... 1... 2.... 3.... YAY!

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Pack it Up! [02 Apr 2006|04:33pm]

beamishgirl
at the last possible second i decided to take my chances and see if i could score a scalped ticket to the pretenders show at irving plaza last night...

and yes, i was victorious.


so at around 7:30 pm after spending the day with papa and having taxes done, a yummy polish soul food lunch of pierogies, potato pancakes, and borscht, my father yelling at me (he's still a teensy bit crotchety after the surgery, but is healing nicely despite his lack of patience) i decided to hit the atm, slap on some chapstick, and jump in the car and head over to the city.

made it into the city at record time (about 45 minutes) parked across the street from irving, and tried to scope out some tix.

i must say the bouncers were super nice at irving plaza, checking to see if there were any "will call" tix that were left unclaimed at the box office while managing the crowd and not being nasty.

i ended up buying a tix from a 55-ish man who kept claiming "i'm not an asshole, i'm not a scalper, blah blah blah...."

i scoped him out for about 20 minutes, watched him sell a tix to another woman before me, and made sure she got in the venue without difficulty.

i missed the opening act (yay!) and timed it perfectly so that i only had to wait maybe 20 min. before chrissie and the boys hit the stage.

i'm soooo glad i gave in to my impulsive nature because ms. hynde opened the show with "pack it up" a slightly more obscure track from the second album.

it definately was a show designed for fans since she played "day after day", and TWO TRACKS FROM THE EP!!!!! "Cuban Slide" and "Porcelian". I thought i would have to go to my grave never hearing "Cuban Slide" live, but now I can live a long fullfilling life after hearing "Slide" live and dancing my ass off.

Other songs (not found on the 80s singles compilation which most of the posers in the audience seemed familar with) were "the Wait" and "Thumbilina" off of "Learing to Crawl."

She ended the second encore with "Message of Love" (my fave song of all time) and "Brass in Pocket" of course.

So this looks like it's the last Pretenders tour, ever!!!

I urge you all to get off your asses and get to a show.

(X Posted to my journal)
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Pretenders Ticket Help! [23 Mar 2006|06:20pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | determined ]

ok, i was stupid and didn't get tix for the pretenders gig on 4/1 at irving plaza in nyc.

now the gig is sold out.

and i keep getting outbid at ebay.

what about ticket brokers? does anyone have any experience with an honest ticket broker? what's a good one in the nj/nyc area?

i NEED to get tix. i just bought the new pretenders box set which contains a dvd of live performances. please please please help!

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Pirate's Booty [23 Mar 2006|05:49pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | bouncy ]

Pirate Radio: The Pretenders Box Set

Has stuff from the EP

Live Stuff

and a DVD of some really strange and really wonderful performances.

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Pretenders Tour Dates [21 Feb 2006|09:35pm]

beamishgirl
People on the West Coast, have a great time! Thank goodness those of us on the East Coast have at least ONE opportunity to see Chrissie and the Boys.


Tue, 03/21/06
08:00 PM The Pretenders House of Blues Sunset Strip Hollywood, CA

Wed, 03/22/06
08:00 PM The Pretenders House of Blues Sunset Strip Hollywood, CA

Fri, 03/24/06
08:00 PM The Pretenders House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA

Sat, 03/25/06
07:00 PM The Pretenders House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Mon, 03/27/06
08:00 PM The Pretenders House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA

Tue, 03/28/06
08:00 PM The Pretenders House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA

Sat, 04/01/06
09:00 PM The Pretenders Irving Plaza New York, NY
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Tour [21 Feb 2006|07:10pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | excited ]

The Pretenders are playing Irving Plaza in NYC on Sat. April 1st. Tix are 50 dollars.

a little pricey, but i'm going.

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Talk to me darlin' [17 Oct 2005|09:56pm]

beamishgirl
[ mood | tired ]

Name 'tine

Age 37

Location: NYC / Metro Area

Favorite Pretender: Chrissie / James Honeyman-Scott

Favorite Pretenders Song: Message of Love

Favorite Pretenders Album: Pretenders II

How long have you been a fan of The Pretenders? Since I was 12 years old (25 years?! is that possible??)

Ever seen them (or Chrissie, or someone from the band) in concert? Three times; back in 1984 when I was 15, then in the early 90s at the Stone Pony in NJ, then again in '03 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, and I got to meet Ms. Hynde herself.

Other musical favorites besides The Pretenders? RFTC, Hot Snakes, John Reis, the Gossip, Detroit Cobras, the Dirtbombs, Julie Delpy, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, jazz, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings.

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[22 Sep 2005|03:25pm]

biberkopf_bear

So glad to find this community!  "The Pretenders" top my list as best rock band of all time.

Fav. song is/always will be "Mystery Achievement"!  That song is the alpha and omega!  (But "Tequila," "Kid" ["The Isle of View" version], and the guitar solo in the middle of "Birds of Paradise" frequently bring me to tears.)

I only saw them perform live once in Indianapolis in Feb. '03, right before we invaded Iraq.  Chrissie was so angry and outspoken against Bush and the war, she didn't give a flying fuck what this midwestern crowd thought!  I just cheered her on!  And the music didn't disappoint one bit!  They knocked me out!

Question:  is there a longer version of "Tequila" out there?  What a gem!

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Recommendation! [07 Aug 2005|08:07pm]

magicpoison
Download this song: Monsterpuss - Ohio

Why? Because the chorus contains the line "Outside Cleveland / Outside Ohio / Maybe I'll find Chrissie Hynde's soul". Plus singer Ingrid C. Stack sounds a lot like Chrissie, in my opinion.

Note: You might need to be logged into the site soundclick.com in order for it to work.
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This may be the best thing ever. [23 Jul 2005|02:55pm]

colourscrash
[ mood | HEE. ]

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From today's Pearls Before Swine. Heeeeeee. A friend of mine posted it, and I *had* to do the same.

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Co-Mod'D! [17 Jul 2005|01:41am]

colourscrash
[ mood | lazy ]

Yes, I am aware that I over-quote Teen Girl Squad.

Anyways! I'd like to announce that Elizabeth magicpoison is the new co-mod for this community. Yay!

Also, people need to post in here. Please. The lack of Pretenders love is making me sad. :[

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