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The Pretenders — Boots Of Chinese Plastic
Album: Break Up the Concrete
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 176









Released: 2008
Length: 2:29
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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 mcklein18 wrote:
This kind of sucks, no?
 
No.


Could totally be Joey Santiago on guitar. Niceness.
For those who like this song, I recommend you give a listen to "Antique High Heel Red Doll Shoes" by Rasputina.
I like some Pretenders but not this track. They have way better stuff to choose from. And is it just me or is it in fairly high rotation considering its modest rating here (at least by RP standards)?
 glydev wrote:
Have The Pretenders been listening to early Peter Green? the opening chords sound a lot like parts of the original "Black Magic Woman", so much that I did a double take when this first came on.
and come to think of it, if you mixed "I Loved Another Woman" with "Rattlesnake Shake" you might just get "Rosealee"
Just a thought...
 
I thought that opening chord/riff was "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny.

Well, it ain't "Talk of the Town", but it's still great to hear them going at it after all these years. {#Clap}
Have The Pretenders been listening to early Peter Green? the opening chords sound a lot like parts of the original "Black Magic Woman", so much that I did a double take when this first came on.
and come to think of it, if you mixed "I Loved Another Woman" with "Rattlesnake Shake" you might just get "Rosealee"
Just a thought...
Chinese plastic! {#Eek} Better check those boots for lead.
Chrissie shows up just about every band of the last 10 years ,,, Coldplay ... eat yer heart out ..  
 alaken wrote:
A band I've always loved but never had their albums. 1st time hearing this track - L O V E  I T!  8 from me.
 

Go get some - Everyone will recommend the first album and a few others - for a different spin - try Isle of View - horrible pun but great live performance with the Duke String Quartet.  Chrissie in fabulous voice.
Wow, who knew the Pretenders could still groove like that!
Nice groove. A bit more uptempo than I'm used to for The Pretenders. Still... 8.
 notremotely wrote:
Something about this song (and most of the jangly, rockin' Pretenders songs) makes me want to sing along at the top of my lungs, with the sunroof open, driving way too fast. But maybe that's just me.
 
i only wish i had a sunroof.
Sounds like Chrissie's back in the groove—as if she was ever out. Must...get...this...disc.
You read my mind, Bill!

My favorite part of RP is the transitions - well done, as always.
What's with this playlist!

Fantastic - work is just flying by.

Love the way RP has silly moods from time to time!

Wish Bill didn't like this one so much, I guess that what mute is for :(.
This one proves that after 30 years The Pretenders still got it. Bravo!!!
A band I've always loved but never had their albums. 1st time hearing this track - L O V E  I T!  8 from me.
This song is headed well north of a six rating.

A, it's the Pretenders, and 2, it rocks like crazy.


Yep. Meh.
 mcklein18 wrote:
This kind of sucks, no?   Si
 


 rtrudeau wrote:
Hooray - a band I've heard of. Boo - a song by them that sounds awful. Verdict: can't win 'em all.
 

Not gonna be track 1 on the greatest hits collection, for sure ....
 ncollingridge wrote:
Well - I normally like The Pretenders, but this one just left me cold. Rather production-line to my ears.
 

Yeah.  Very pedestrian.
This kind of sucks, no?
Well - I normally like The Pretenders, but this one just left me cold. Rather production-line to my ears.
This is Chrissie tryin' to sound like Chrissie from the Tattooed Love Boys era. 

Something about this song (and most of the jangly, rockin' Pretenders songs) makes me want to sing along at the top of my lungs, with the sunroof open, driving way too fast. But maybe that's just me.
Hooray - a band I've heard of. Boo - a song by them that sounds awful. Verdict: can't win 'em all.
 jagdriver wrote:


The mehs have it.
 

Not if you look at the ratings.
So far at least.
i like it.
 Leslie wrote:
I'd like to second the "meh."
 

The mehs have it.
I'd like to second the "meh."
Now this jumps, can't keep the toes from tappin'
meh