Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Pretenders: Human
Chrissie Hynde was on Danny Baker's Radio 2 show yesterday morning - you can listen to it on the BBC iPlayer for the next six days (it starts at around 1:06:40).
In the course of it Baker played this Pretenders track from 1999. As Human on the Inside, it had been a minor Australian hit for the duo divinyls, who are best known for their hit I Touch Myself.
Hynde's story is fascinating. She came to Britain from Ohio in her early twenties because she loved horses and the music scene. She landed a job at the NME and then formed the Pretenders - the other members came from the rock heartland of Hereford.