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The Chrissie Hynde Interview…But Not With Us

pretty obnoxious (well her jacket certainly is)

pretty obnoxious (well her jacket certainly is)

Chrissie Hynde sat down with John Robb of Louder Than War and spilled her beans.  I am not a fan of John Robb I find his shtick a bit tired and old but hey punk wont die.

Although the ‘post’ is written well and is interesting enough you can clearly see that Chrissie is handing out stock answers and Robb is going for the money quote.  He got a couple.

Chrissie has been an icon and one of the handful of women with earned respect in the entire rock world.  She has held it together with bad ass appeal and beauty of conviction.  Every girl should aspire to be her, no one holds a candle to her.   She has come out with a solo album- but honestly ever since the death of James Honeyman Scott and Pete Farndon, The Pretenders have been Chrissies solo work.  She addresses it horribly in the interview.

‘I always said the Pretenders is a band. I was getting fucked off with having to defend the name of the band over the years. I was never a solo artist and never wanted to be a solo artist. I like being in a band. That’s what I do. What’s in a name? interestingly this solo album has been more of a collaboration than my last Pretenders stuff- it’s lot more of a collaboration.’

Alrighty… he goes on of course with about 5 different versions of the same question. But there are a couple winning quotes

How obnoxious do you want to be??
‘Pretty obnoxious!’

Thats awesome and of course she discusses Morrissey so…

You start a fight in the Morrissey book
‘Actually I’m seeing him tonight..he uses me as his clown. He likes me to be his clown- he doesn’t like it if I don’t drink. If I say no thanks, he says ‘waiter another glass!’ (Moz impression). He wants to get me going because I’m the asshole he wishes he could be! because he is way too polite for that shit (laughs)

You can read the rest here.. but Im warning you its 20 variations of The Pretenders questions.


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