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    Default The Pretenders

    I received an autographed copy of "Learning to Crawl" as a gift. It is signed by Pete Fardon and James Honeyman Scott. As far as I can tell looking on the web, these gentleman were both dead before this album was released.

    Any Pretenders experts out there who can verify this? There is actually more to this story, but I'll save it for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitefly5150
    I received an autographed copy of "Learning to Crawl" as a gift. It is signed by Pete Fardon and James Honeyman Scott. As far as I can tell looking on the web, these gentleman were both dead before this album was released.

    Any Pretenders experts out there who can verify this? There is actually more to this story, but I'll save it for now.

    Whoever bought that for ya got snowed. Both of them were indeed dead by the time that record was made. And Pete's last name is missing an "N" as well, unless that was just your typo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    Whoever bought that for ya got snowed. Both of them were indeed dead by the time that record was made. And Pete's last name is missing an "N" as well, unless that was just your typo.
    Actually, I just typo'd that

    I bought a copy of VHII autographed on ebay. Didn't set out looking an auto'd copy, just one on vinyl because I had an album frame. The Pretenders record was thrown in as a freebie because it was late.

    Of course I'm sure the VH record is for real Oh well, it wasn't much money.

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    RIP James Honeyman Scott

    RIP Pete Farndon

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    Default Pretenders Plot Boxed Set, Brief Tour

    from www.billboard.com:

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    The long-awaited career-spanning Pretenders boxed set, "Pirate Radio," will finally see the light of day March 14 via Rhino. The package features four audio CDs plus a DVD loaded with album tracks, rarities and 15 previously unreleased selections from the Chrissie Hynde-led group, which was inducted last year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    "Pirate Radio" begins with a previously unreleased Regent Park demo of "Precious" from the band's classic 1980 self-titled debut. In addition to rarities like the U.K. single version of "Talk of the Town" and a demo of "Watching the Clothes," the first disc features favorites like "Stop Your Sobbing," "The Wait," "Brass in Pocket" and "Message of Love."

    Disc two is highlighted by the previously unreleased tracks "Tequila," "Reconsider Me" and "Worlds Within Worlds" plus alternate versions of "Hold a Candle to This" and "When I Change My Life." Familiar singles abound, including "Back on the Chain Gang," "My City Was Gone," "Middle of the Road" and "Don't Get Me Wrong."

    The third disc of the box sports live runs through "Private Life," "Lovers of Today," "Criminal," "Revolution" and Radiohead's "Creep," plus a demo of "Every Mother's Son" and the original version of the B-side "Angel of the Morning." A cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Bold As Love" from the tribute album "Stone Free" rounds out the track list.

    The final audio disc gathers previously unheard live takes of "The Homecoming," "Up the Neck" and "Fools Must Die" alongside covers of Morrissey's "Everyday Is Like Sunday" and Neil Young's "The Needle and the Damage Down." The tracks "Back Down" and "California" make their debuts here as well.


    The visual element of "Pirate Radio" draws from 1979 through 1995, including early career performances on the BBC's "Top of the Pops," a 1984 appearance on NBC's "The New Show" and a cover of Hendrix's "Room Full of Mirrors" from the 2003 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

    As previously reported, the Pretenders will be the subject of a comprehensive interview March 17 at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, and will perform the next night at Stubb's BBQ. The group will then play its first series of live dates since 2003 on an eight-date West Coast swing that begins March 21-22 in Los Angeles. Appearances in New York, Atlantic City, N.J., and London will follow.


    I went to Rhino.com and got the track listing:

    PRECIOUS (Regent Park Demo)

    STOP YOUR SOBBING

    THE WAIT (Single Version)

    KID

    TATTOOED LOVE BOYS

    MYSTERY ACHIEVEMENT

    BRASS IN POCKET

    PORCELAIN

    TALK OF THE TOWN (U.K. Single Version)

    MESSAGE OF LOVE

    CUBAN SLIDE

    WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT

    THE ADULTRESS

    BAD BOYS GET SPANKED

    I GO TO SLEEP

    DAY AFTER DAY

    BIRDS OF PARADISE

    THE ENGLISH ROSES

    TIME THE AVENGER

    WATCHING THE CLOTHES (Denmark Street Demo)

    SHOW ME

    BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG

    THUMBELINA

    THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE

    MY CITY WAS GONE

    MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

    TEQUILA

    2000 MILES

    WHEN I CHANGE MY LIFE (Alternate Version)

    MY BABY

    WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS

    DON'T GET ME WRONG

    HYMN TO HER

    TRADITION OF LOVE

    ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS

    RECONSIDER ME (Monitor Mix)

    HOLD A CANDLE TO THIS (Alternate Version)

    WINDOWS OF THE WORLD (Original Mix)

    NEVER DO THAT

    NO GUARANTEE

    NOT A SECOND TIME

    SENSE OF PURPOSE

    DOWNTOWN (AKRON)

    HOW DO I MISS YOU

    BOLD AS LOVE

    WHEN WILL I SEE YOU

    HOLLYWOOD PERFUME

    NIGHT IN MY VEINS

    977

    ALL MY DREAMS

    ANGEL OF THE MORNING (Original Version)

    MONEY TALK

    REBEL ROCK ME

    I'LL STAND BY YOU

    EVERY MOTHERS' SON (Demo)

    LOVE COLOURS

    PRIVATE LIFE (Live)

    LOVERS OF TODAY (Live)

    CREEP (Live)

    CRIMINAL (Live)

    REVOLUTION (Live)

    EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY

    HUMAN (Class Mix)

    POPSTAR

    BACK DOWN

    CALIFORNIA

    THE NEEDLE AND THE DAMAGE DONE

    FROM THE HEART DOWN (Alternate Version)

    WHO'S WHO

    BIKER

    NAILS IN THE ROAD

    LEGALIZE ME

    THE HOMECOMING (Live)

    UP THE NECK (Live)

    FOOLS MUST DIE (Live)

    NOTHING BREAKS LIKE A HEART

    LIE TO ME

    COMPLEX PERSON

    YOU KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE

    I SHOULD OF

    THE LOSING

    TALK OF THE TOWN (DVD)

    THE ADULTRESS (DVD)

    THE WAIT (DVD)

    HOLLYWOOD PERFUME (DVD)

    BRASS IN POCKET (DVD)

    977 (DVD)

    NEVER DO THAT (DVD)

    THUMBELINA (DVD)

    2000 MILES (DVD)

    NIGHT IN MY VEINS (DVD)

    MY CITY WAS GONE (DVD)

    TATTOOED LOVE BOYS (DVD)

    MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (DVD)

    DON'T GET ME WRONG (DVD)

    CRIMINAL (DVD)

    ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS (DVD)

    LOUIE, LOUIE (DVD)

    STOP YOUR SOBBING (DVD)

    TATTOOED LOVE BOYS/UP THE NECK (DVD)


    Between seeing "Middle Of The Road" on VH-1 Classic the other night, and seeing this news, I had to dig out my own (unautographed by the dead members) copy of Learning To Crawl tonight - I'd never really got into it much before, but you know, it's a pretty darn good album! I may have to get it on CD someday!

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    Wow this is great!!!

    I love Precious and Brass In Pocket.


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    Never was into Chrissy in that way.....but the Pretenders whomp ass!
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    Well there was a time when Ray Davies might've thought otherwise.

    Looking forward to this release tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Well there was a time when Ray Davies might've thought otherwise.

    Ray......(raising glass).....more power to ya!
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    Hey don't forget about Jim whathisname from Simple Minds.

    Wasn't their song called Don't You Forget About Me??

    I can't remember his last name tho.

    But as long as you're toasting the past talks of the town, may as well include Jim too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Hey don't forget about Jim whathisname from Simple Minds.

    Wasn't their song called Don't You Forget About Me??

    I can't remember his last name tho.

    But as long as you're toasting the past talks of the town, may as well include Jim too.

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    Well, I did get Learning To Crawl on CD a couple of years ago and was listening to it today and I don't know why it took me so long to get into this album. Now I'm thinking I might look into the first two.

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    She/they wrote a ton of great shit.

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