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September 10, 2016

Way to go, Chrissie Hynde. Authentic, talented, storied. Never a peasant.

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders just turned 65. She lives mainly in London now. Like me, she went to a truly great public high school in the Ohio suburbs, hers being up north in the more industrial Cleveland-Akron megalopolis. I like Ohio. I was lucky to spend half my childhood there. But whenever Hynde and The Pretenders over the past 30 years have performed this song--to be fair, it could be about quite a few Midwestern cities--her voice drips with anger, and you know what she means. It's powerful. Here's one of her tamer renditions.

Posted by JD Hull at September 10, 2016 12:08 AM


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