SWITCH MAP VIEW
Side One
  1. How Glad I Am  
  2. Caroline, No  
  3. I'm a Fool to Want You
  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
Side Two
  1. Meditation on a Pair of Wire Cutters  
  2. Once I Loved
  3. Wild Is the Wind
Side Three
  1. You Don't Know What Love Is  
  2. River Man
  3. Absent Minded Me
Side Four
  1. Naima
  2. Hello, Young Lovers
  3. No Return
  4. Que reste-t-il de nos amours?  
 
A few years back when I saw an obit in the paper for the valve-trombonist, Bob Brookmeyer, I mailed my jazz sax-playing brother, saying “R. I. P. Bob Brookmeyer.” Terry, a man of few words, responded with “Valve Bone Woe,” a kind of Haiku beatnik prose.

I thought that was a perfect title for the album I’d been working on with producer Marius de Vries. After we’d recorded I Wish You Love for the Eye Of The Beholder soundtrack I’d often expressed a desire to do more along those lines. What eventually emerged was the idea to do what we refer to as our Jazz / Dub album, the one you’re now holding in your hand.

I’m not hugely interested in branching out into other musical genres, being a devout rock singer as such, but jazz is something I grew up around (thanks to my bro) and I’ve always had a soft spot for it. I often bemoan what I regard as a decline in melody in popular music and I wanted to sing melodies. Plus, I have a penchant for cover songs, it’s the surprise of singing something that I didn’t think of writing myself that turns me on.

Jazz got sidelined by Rock & Roll in the 60’s, but now the demise of rock seems to be heralding in a newfound interest in it, the most creative and innovative musical forms of the 20th century. I’m happy to jump on the bandwagon.

2018, Chrissie Hynde

Re-open Youth Clubs
9th January 2024

Thank you Idris Elba for being vocal about U.K. knife crime.

All the youth clubs in London, formerly places for kids to go, have been closed. Now kids only have parks and streets to gather in. Just as Idris says, kids carry knives because they’re scared and want to feel safe.

If local youth clubs were to re-open, I know many artists would gladly offer their time to show kids how to play guitar, act, dance, or paint, or learn things they can't learn at home or school.

We have a government who can't do this simple thing while allowing foreign billionaires to buy up mansions and leave them empty to rot. No wonder decent people are angry, frustrated and increasingly aggressive.

First step solution - Re-open Youth Clubs
See you in ’24!
tree
22nd December 2023

Hi all!
We had a fantastic year thanks to everyone who came to see us. We loved seeing you at the club shows and we loved supporting and hangin out with the mighty Guns N’ Roses.
Can’t wait to get back on the road.
See you in ’24!
XCH
Geordie Walker
27th November 2023

Geordie Walker - gone to join the other great guitar heros. I must have watched the video for "80’s" a hundred times after my guitar player beamed up. Fly on you absolute legend!

(And don’t forget to give my regards to James Honeyman Scott. Get the kettle on boys - I’m a coming...)
XCH
HIS LORDSHIP ARE COMING!
20th October 2023

If you’re longing for some aggressive, rocking, guitar-based excellence in the definitive three piece English guitar hero mode (JW played with Jerry Lee), get your tickets now!

C u there
Chrissie Hynde
Relentless
new album
15th September 2023

The Pretenders' studio album 'Relentless' is out everywhere today!

Featuring singles 'A Love', 'Let The Sun Come In', 'I Think About You Daily' and more.
Thank You
13th September 2023

Hey all!

I really want to thank everyone who came to our shows. What a fantastic tour. Made great by your good selves. (Although the boys and myself and our stellar crew also played an important part).

We loved the Guns N' Roses support slot. GnR were so good to us. ( no, not ’that’ - stop it)!

And their entire crew were super easygoing and fun. No messing. We love them. The photo of Slash (hero) in his Pretenders t shirt made my heart skip a beat. And taking to the stage with Axl... what girl hasn’t dreamed of THAT??!!

And playing the small clubs was a total joy. Those are my favorite venues…( as I keep telling you over the years). Naturally, we would love to play the clubs for evermore, but the enormous cost of touring prohibits it.

I suppose our next tour will be theaters. Then we can mix it up. Some ‘hit’s and obscure Pretenders album tracks. (yes, I know they’re called. ’deep cuts’ in the business. Ok, Deep Cuts if you must)...

And I want to apologize for not stopping to say hello outside the venues. I used to, but certain individuals have made it too much brain damage to deal with. It’s not you lovely fans - it’s the guys with stacks of albums and guitars they want signed. (Personally, I appreciate a good scam, but c’mon! How cheap). You would not believe how entitled some people think they are. Aggressive? Don’t get me started.

And speaking for myself only ( not the guys in the band, I dunno if they like it or not) I do NOT like being recognized or approached in public. Why? Because I like doing ordinary things like walking around on my own on the street, or shopping, or going to museums and whatnot. Exploring cities. That’s why I do this, the music is a byproduct of wanting to see the world. So I would like to say to those that make it a problem, “ Go fuck yourselves - and do it today”! (Thank you Robert Crumb for coining that excellent phrase)

And now I will carry on dumping out all my cosmetic bags and sharpening my eye pencils. (Which I reckon I must have about 100 of by now). And doing my laundry and hangin it up on the Lazy Maid (look it up)

It’s the little mundane joys in life after all.
Looking forward to seeing y”all again soon. We start up again in a week.
XCH
‘Relentless’ meets Paul McCartney and Slash
paul and slash
23rd August 2023
You ask the questions
4 aug 2023
4th August 2023

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of The Observer New Review this Sunday as Chrissie answers questions from fans and friends including Sir Paul McCartney and Don Letts... or read here
Nils Lofgren
Nils 16th July 2023

Nils Lofgren wearing the jacket I gave him (which I wore on my first album cover) and playing James Honeyman Scott’s Zermatis guitar at the recent Bruce Springsteen show in Hyde Park.

Now, that’s what I call flying the flag. Nice one Nils! We love you!

XCH
Lucinda!
10 july 23
10th July 2023

Look who I bumped into at the airport in Bilbao.

Yes, it’s the delightful Lucinda Williams. Still rocking and still on tour (despite her recent stroke). Her voice is better than ever in my opinion. She really is a one-of-a-kind.
Unclassifiable!

XCH
6th July 2019 - Hollywood Bowl, LA14th September 2019 - Proms In The Park - Hyde Park, London, UK20th November 2019 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK - A Concert for John Brandham22nd November Volkshaus Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland29th - 31st July 2021 - Royal Opera House - London, UK22nd - 25th August 2021 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK12th October 2022 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, UK13th October 2022 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh, UK16th October 2022 - Georgian Theatre - Stockton, UK14th October 2022 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK17th October - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK18th October 2022 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK2nd December 2022 - Royal Festival Hall - London, UK6th July 2019 - Hollywood Bowl, LA14th September 2019 - Proms In The Park - Hyde Park, London, UK20th November 2019 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK - A Concert for John Brandham22nd November Volkshaus Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland29th - 31st July 2021 - Royal Opera House - London, UK22nd - 25th August 2021 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK12th October 2022 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, UK13th October 2022 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh, UK16th October 2022 - Georgian Theatre - Stockton, UK14th October 2022 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK17th October - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK18th October 2022 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK2nd December 2022 - Royal Festival Hall - London, UK6th July 2019 - Hollywood Bowl, LA14th September 2019 - Proms In The Park - Hyde Park, London, UK20th November 2019 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK - A Concert for John Brandham22nd November Volkshaus Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland29th - 31st July 2021 - Royal Opera House - London, UK22nd - 25th August 2021 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK12th October 2022 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, UK13th October 2022 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh, UK16th October 2022 - Georgian Theatre - Stockton, UK14th October 2022 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK17th October - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK18th October 2022 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK2nd December 2022 - Royal Festival Hall - London, UK
6th July 2019 - Hollywood Bowl, LA14th September 2019 - Proms In The Park - Hyde Park, London, UK20th November 2019 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK - A Concert for John Brandham22nd November Volkshaus Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland29th - 31st July 2021 - Royal Opera House - London, UK22nd - 25th August 2021 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK12th October 2022 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, UK13th October 2022 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh, UK16th October 2022 - Georgian Theatre - Stockton, UK14th October 2022 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK17th October - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK18th October 2022 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK2nd December 2022 - Royal Festival Hall - London, UK6th July 2019 - Hollywood Bowl, LA14th September 2019 - Proms In The Park - Hyde Park, London, UK20th November 2019 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK - A Concert for John Brandham22nd November Volkshaus Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland29th - 31st July 2021 - Royal Opera House - London, UK22nd - 25th August 2021 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK12th October 2022 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, UK13th October 2022 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh, UK16th October 2022 - Georgian Theatre - Stockton, UK14th October 2022 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK17th October - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK18th October 2022 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK2nd December 2022 - Royal Festival Hall - London, UK6th July 2019 - Hollywood Bowl, LA14th September 2019 - Proms In The Park - Hyde Park, London, UK20th November 2019 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK - A Concert for John Brandham22nd November Volkshaus Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland29th - 31st July 2021 - Royal Opera House - London, UK22nd - 25th August 2021 - Queens Hall - Edinburgh, UK12th October 2022 - Trades Club - Hebden Bridge, UK13th October 2022 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh, UK16th October 2022 - Georgian Theatre - Stockton, UK14th October 2022 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK17th October - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK18th October 2022 - The Globe - Cardiff, UK2nd December 2022 - Royal Festival Hall - London, UK
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