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Saturday 9/5/2020 12:00am ET: Feature LP: Pretenders II (1981)

Pretenders II is the second studio album by British rock band the Pretenders, issued on Sire Records in August of 1981. It incorporates two songs that had been released as singles in the UK and placed on an EP in the US. It peaked at #7 on the UK Albums Chart and #10 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified a gold record for sales by the RIAA. It is the final album by the original line-up, as the following year bassist Pete Farndon would be dismissed and guitarist James Honeyman-Scott would die in the same week. Farndon would perish in 1983, and a new line-up would make the band’s next album, Learning to Crawl.

1. “The Adultress” 3:55
2. “Bad Boys Get Spanked” 4:04
3. “Message of Love” 3:26
4. “I Go to Sleep” 2:55
5. “Birds of Paradise” 4:14
6. “Talk of the Town” 2:45

1. “Pack It Up” 3:50
2. “Waste Not Want Not” 3:43
3. “Day After Day” 3:45
4. “Jealous Dogs” 5:36
5. “The English Roses” 4:28
6. “Louie Louie” 3:30
7. “I Go To Sleep” (Guitar Version)
8. “In The Sticks”
9. “Pack It Up” (Radio Mix)
10. “Talk Of The Town” (Demo)
11. “What You Gonna Do About It”

Chrissie Hynde — rhythm guitar, lead vocals
James Honeyman-Scott — lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Pete Farndon — bass guitar, backing vocals
Martin Chambers — drums, backing vocals
Additional personnel
Chris Mercer — tenor saxophone
Henry Lowther, Jim Wilson — trumpets
Jeff Bryant — French horn
Chris Thomas — sound effects
Technical
Bill Price — recording
Gavin Cochrane — front cover photography

Wednesday 7/22/2020 2am ET: Feature LP: Pretenders – Hate For Sale (2020)

Hate for Sale is the eleventh studio album by English-American rock band The Pretenders. It was released on July 17, 2020 by BMG Rights Management. It has received positive reception from critics.

“Hate for Sale” – 2:30
“The Buzz” – 3:51
“Lightning Man” – 2:57
“Turf Accountant Daddy” – 3:05
“You Can’t Hurt a Fool” – 3:19
“I Didn’t Know When to Stop” – 2:24
“Maybe Love Is in NYC” – 3:25
“Junkie Walk” – 2:45
“Didn’t Want to Be This Lonely” – 2:56
“Crying in Public” – 3:17

Friday 4pm ET: Artist Countdown: Pretenders Top 30 Hits

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The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of founder and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes. Hynde has been the band’s only consistent member.

The Pretenders’ hit songs include “Brass in Pocket” (1979), “Talk of the Town” (1980), “Message of Love” (1981), “Back on the Chain Gang” (1982), “Middle of the Road” (1983), “2000 Miles” (1984), “Don’t Get Me Wrong” (1986), “My Baby” (1986), and “I’ll Stand by You” (1994). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

1 Brass in Pocket
2 Don’t Get Me Wrong
3 Back on the Chain Gang
4 I’ll Stand by You
5 Hymn to Her
6 Night in My Veins
7 Middle of the Road
8 Message of Love
9 2000 Miles
10 My Baby
11 Never Do That
12 I Go to Sleep
13 Human
14 Talk of the Town
15 Stop Your Sobbing
16 Show Me
17 Thin Line Between Love and Hate
18 Sense of Purpose
19 Time the Avenger
20 Boots of Chinese Plastic
21 Love’s a Mystery
22 My City Was Gone
23 Kid
24 Hold a Candle to This
25 Where Has Everybody Gone?
26 Room Full of Mirrors
27 977
28 You Know Who Your Friends Are
29 Mystery Achievement
30 She

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The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes. Hynde has been the band’s only consistent member.

The Pretenders’ hit songs include “Brass in Pocket” (1979), “Talk of the Town” (1980), “Message of Love” (1981), “Back on the Chain Gang” (1982), “Middle of the Road” (1983), “Don’t Get Me Wrong” (1986), “My Baby” (1986), and “I’ll Stand by You” (1994). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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