The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England 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). The band has experienced drug-related deaths of the members, and numerous subsequent personnel changes have taken place over the years, with Hynde as the sole continual member.
Released in 1980 and featuring the classic lineup of Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott, Martin Chambers, and Pete Farndon, the band's raucous debut introduced the timeless tracks "Precious," "Kid," and "Brass In Pocket." A second bonus disc includes outtakes ("Cuban Slide"), BBC sessions ("Mystery Achievement"), and previously unreleased demos and live gems.
01. Precious 02. The Phone Call 03. Up The Neck 04. Tattooed Love Boys 05. Space Invader 06. The Wait 07. Stop Your Sobbing 08. Kid 09. Private Life 10. Brass In Pocket 11. Lovers Of Today 12. Mystery Achievement
01. Cuban Slide 02. Porcelain 03. The Phone Call (Demo) 04. The Wait (Demo) 05. I Can't Control Myself (Demo) 06. Swinging London 07. Brass In Pocket (Demo) 08. Kid (Demo) 09. Stop Your Sobbing (Demo) 10. Tequila (Demo) 11. Nervous But Shy 12. I Need Somebody (Live) 13. Mystery Achievement (Live) 14. Precious (Live) 15. Tattooed Love Boys (Live) 16. Sabre Dance (Live)
The Pretenders - The Pretenders (1980) [Expanded & Remastered, Rhino 2006]