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Subj: Re: New banner! You knew it was coming -
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    Re: The Pretenders



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    Hynde had her roots in punk, but when the band was forming, members were coming from other styles (iirc, they have a connection to Mott the Hoople). I hesitate to really call even the early stuff purely punk. And the New Wave movement, which they were part of, was sort of this fusion of rock, punk, disco, reggae, pop, r&b, techno, et al. Their debut album was including the classic pop-rock Kinks song "Stop Your Sobbing." "Brass in Pocket" and "Kid" were just straight rock, almost throwing back to the 50s and 60s.


Looking back on the track list for the first album, I have to say you're right. I was introduced to the band with songs like "Precious", "Porcelain" and "Tattooed Love Boys", but also "Message Of Love", "Mystery Achievement" and "Talk Of The Town". Definitely some punk background but not really a punk band.


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