Friday, September 30, 2005

Song of the Week: Day After Day

I woke up this morning and this song was in my head for no particular reason. I hadn't heard it in a long time and upon listening to it, I thought it sounded great, so I'm sharing it with you.
In 1980, us tomboy-ish music fanatic girls just didn't have all that many, um, "role models" to read about in Creem Magazine. Sure there were some, but I was 12 years old and at the time Patti Smith talked too much about bodily functions for my liking and the GoGo's were too girly and goofy. I first saw the Pretenders on Saturday Night Live, must have been shortly after their first record came out. I listened to Pretenders and Pretenders II until they were literally worn out and I had to buy new copies. Chrissie Hynde was the coolest thing ever to me back then! Just look at those boots! Not too long after Pretenders II came out half the band died and things changed some musically. But y'know, I still think she's pretty cool and I still always check in and find the gems when she puts out a new record---there's always one or two. Viva la Chrissie!

Day After Day


sari gordon said...

oh bizarre! i just went through a big pretenders wayback phase today in the car! i was thinking how much i love that chrissie... her voice just kills me.

Anonymous said...

I remember at 15 I got my first Pretenders album. Then at thirty-something I heard Aimee Mann cover Baby Blue. I had never heard the Pretenders play that tune, but I recognized the guitar arragements and the melody distinctly as CH's. How could I forget the upticking-twang, that hopeful step up of the tempo and the melody that we all know as hers and hers alone.