Woohoo : I’ve Got Brass in Pocket

A rarely seen £20 note.

Living the Good Life :o)

“This goes out over my dead body,” Chrissie Hynde told producer Chris Thomas in the fall of 1979. The Pretenders had just recorded their newest track “Brass in Pocket” at Wessex Studios in London and the lead singer and songwriter “hated” it. Despite her initial protestations, the song was released in November as a single, just ahead of the band’s self-titled, debut album, and rang in the new decade at the top of the charts. With “Brass in Pocket,” the Pretenders bottled pop’s infectious energy and optimism, with rock’s independence and swagger. It was the band’s first major hit record and propelled the Pretenders into the mainstream spotlight, crowning Hynde as one of popular music history’s most fierce and influential female rockers along the way.

Always loved a Chrissie voice.

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