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The Pretenders: Break Up The Concrete

Read "Break Up The Concrete" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

At first look, with the exception of Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders circa 2008 bears little resemblance to the band that blasted its way onto the musical landscape with “Brass In Pocket" and “Mystery Achievement" in 1980. Besides Hynde, only one other original Pretender is still alive--drummer Martin Chambers, and he doesn't even play on this CD. Even though he's still part of the band, he didn't record on the new release because Hynde was looking for a slightly different sound, ...


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