2020 album. Also available on Vinyl.
‘Hate For Sale’, produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur), is the 11th studio album by The Pretenders. The record features 10 new songs written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and the electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne, in what is the first Hynde/Walbourne song writing collaboration to date. Speaking about writing with James for the first time, Chrissie said: “I wanted to write with him since day one. James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan, and The Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator’s dream come true”.
The Pretenders and Chrissie Hynde have been part of the rock firmament for over 40 years. After a great start scoring a UK No.1 with “Brass In Pocket” they had to overcome the early tragedy of losing two members to drug overdoses in the early 1980s. Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers (who is still in the band today) continued with new members and more hits such as “Don’t Get Me Wrong”, “Hymn To Her” and “I’ll Stand By You”. The current line-up of Hynde, Chambers, Walbourne, Nick Wilkinson (bass) and Eric Heywood (guitar, vocals) have been steady for over 10 years and have now added Carwyn Ellis (keyboards) to further expand their sound.
Tracklisting: Hate For Sale / The Buzz / Lightning Man / Turf Accountant Daddy / You Can’t Hurt a Fool / I Didn’t Know When To Stop / Maybe Love Is In NYC / Junkie Walk / Didn’t Want To Be This Lonely / Crying in Public