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Chrissie Hynde of the Band Pretenders Roots for West's Loss Against Iraq "GIVE US WHAT WE DESERVE"
San Francisco Chronicle via Drudge ^ | March 3, 2003 | Neva Chonin

Posted on 03/04/2003 6:25:26 PM PST by DeepInEnemyTerritory

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:41:56 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Ten songs into the Pretenders' Saturday show at the Warfield, singer- guitarist Chrissie Hynde pithily summed up her group's enduring appeal and, in the process, the appeal of rock music as a whole.

"I think our band represents all the great losers of the world," she told a cheering sold-out crowd. "Because it's all about the losing." With that, she handed off her guitar, grabbed the microphone and led the Pretenders into the power ballad/anti-anthem "The Losing," off their 2002 album, "Loose Screw."


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TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: activistactors; antiamerican; antibush; chrissiehynde; croakandroll; leftwingextremist; music; notapeacemovement; pretender; pretenders; proiraq; rock; rockandroll; traitor; treason
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1 posted on 03/04/2003 6:25:26 PM PST by DeepInEnemyTerritory
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
This is a great reason for Rush to ax the opening bumper.
2 posted on 03/04/2003 6:27:25 PM PST by boomop1
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Through it all, Hynde's vegan-fueled chutzpah was relentless.

This review was relentless too. As for Chrissy, she makes a lousy poster girl for legalization.

3 posted on 03/04/2003 6:31:16 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Another anti-American rag....Yawn!
4 posted on 03/04/2003 6:31:31 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Chrissie Hynde of the Band Pretenders Roots for West's Loss Against Iraq "GIVE US WHAT WE DESERVE"

Oh Chrissie, I would be glad to. But my sainted mother told me ladies never brawl in public.

Care to step in to an alley?

5 posted on 03/04/2003 6:31:50 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Sometimes "peace" is another word for surrender.)
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To: boomop1
I agree wholeheartedly! Rush...we love you, but drop that horrible woman's bumper/theme. Charlie Daniels will do just fine...
6 posted on 03/04/2003 6:34:49 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Rush Limbaugh, please use ZZ Top music instead of this demoded woman's song for your opening bump!
7 posted on 03/04/2003 6:35:07 PM PST by harpo11 (I have not forgotten September 11, 2001--3000 Innocent Americans Murdered by Terrorist Scum)
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To: boomop1
Rush needs to send his Pretenders opeing riff to the same place I sent my only Pretender's CD: to the landfill.
8 posted on 03/04/2003 6:35:11 PM PST by John Valentine (Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
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To: boomop1
Quite the opposite, play it even more. It just burns Prissy to no ends, she tried to stop him from using it but failed!
9 posted on 03/04/2003 6:35:17 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: boomop1
...or Ted Nugent might even p*ss them off more.
10 posted on 03/04/2003 6:36:06 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: harpo11
ZZTop is an excellent choice.
11 posted on 03/04/2003 6:36:11 PM PST by John Valentine (Writing from downtown Seoul, keeping an eye on the hills to the north.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"I think our band represents all the great losers of the world,"

Duh!
12 posted on 03/04/2003 6:45:16 PM PST by annyokie ((pale, rested and ready))
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
"I think our band represents all the great losers of the world,"

Well, yeah.

13 posted on 03/04/2003 6:45:31 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Diddle E. Squat
My understanding is, she said she never objected to him playing it, it came through the rumor mill and Rush stopped. Then she said oh no I never said anything against him using it and he resumed using it. I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure that is close to what happened.
14 posted on 03/04/2003 6:46:50 PM PST by boomop1
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To: John Valentine
ZZTop is an excellent choice.

Yep, the guitar riffe in the song "Legs" would be a nice show opener.

15 posted on 03/04/2003 6:47:34 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: boomop1
Rush,

You heard that Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders flipped the "Byrd" (;-) ) at our
fine brave servicemen? San Fran Chronicle paper said that Hynde:
" ... opined that she hopes the United States loses if it goes to war
with Iraq ("Bring it on! Give us what we deserve!"), ..."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/857044/posts

A freeper response to this was:
"This is a great reason for Rush to ax the opening bumper."

I agree... Time to use Moby (eg "Porcelein"). With him, there is at least the hope
he'll get mugged and turn into a neo-conservative.


Cheers,

16 posted on 03/04/2003 6:47:44 PM PST by WOSG (Liberate Iraq!!)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Notice how they buried this quote deep down in the article.
17 posted on 03/04/2003 6:48:47 PM PST by Moosehead
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I agree with Diddle E. Squat. If it gets under her skin, all the more reason for Rush to keep the song. Imagine an audience full of young people who never heard her stuff played on the air chanting "Play the Limbaugh song, play the Limbaugh song." ROTFLMAO
18 posted on 03/04/2003 6:48:57 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: Pharmboy
Ted Nugent might even p*ss them off more

Another good choice. I'd probably use the classic Ted song "Strangelhold."

19 posted on 03/04/2003 6:48:57 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
Strangelhold = Stranglehold
20 posted on 03/04/2003 6:49:22 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Well, I guess she has one-upped Ellen Ratner who wanted Bush to "mess up" the war. Hynde-end actually wants us to lose.
21 posted on 03/04/2003 6:52:55 PM PST by doug from upland (Bill and Hillary's first instinct is survival.....their second is to lie.)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Chrissy Hynde DESERVES to be forced to wear a burqa.

But our troops will fight to keep ALL of us free while leeches like her suck on the teat of freedom without offering anything in return.

22 posted on 03/04/2003 6:53:32 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Mr. Mojo
What did Ray Davies of The Kinks and Jim Kerr of Simple Minds ever see in this trash broad ?
23 posted on 03/04/2003 6:54:06 PM PST by sushiman
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To: boomop1
This is a great reason for Rush to ax the opening bumper.

My first thought.

Maybe we should start a "New Opening Theme for Rush" thread and send him the link.

24 posted on 03/04/2003 6:55:30 PM PST by WarSlut (It's the dictator, stupid)
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To: boomop1
"My City Was Gone " is a great anthem Saddam can play in a few weeks .
25 posted on 03/04/2003 6:57:51 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Mr. Mojo
Or maybe ZZ's "I'm bad.....I'm nationwide."
26 posted on 03/04/2003 6:59:15 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
I suggest she put her money where her mouth is and become a human shield!
27 posted on 03/04/2003 7:01:44 PM PST by proudofthesouth
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory

I have this many brain cells left!
28 posted on 03/04/2003 7:05:00 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: doug from upland
this is depressing, I really (used to) liked like her stuff. One more to the ban bin.
29 posted on 03/04/2003 7:05:43 PM PST by MaggiesDad
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
We should have Ditzy Chrissie deported. What a hate-monger

Im kinda mixed about Rush using her song for his intro. If it POs Chrissie them Im all for keeping it.

So, when we whack Saddam, can I make a sign: Hey Chrissie Hynde...US got Scoreboard
30 posted on 03/04/2003 7:05:55 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Its Not Hip To Be Janeane Garofolo)
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To: Mr. Mojo
...or how about Warren Zevon's "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" or "Lawyers, Guns and Money" ("Dad, get me outta here!")

Roand was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray

Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
Fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese

Roland the Thompson gunner...
Roland the Thompson gunner...

His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
But of all the Thompson gunners Roland was the best
So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head


Chorus: Harmony:

Roland the headless Thompson gunner
Roland the headless Thompson gunner
(Time, time, time
For another peaceful war
Norway's bravest son
But time stands still for Roland
'Til he evens up the score)

They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun

Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg

Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
The eternal Thompson gunner, still wandering through the night
Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun
And bought it
31 posted on 03/04/2003 7:08:13 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Well, Hynde is one of the few people who would look BETTER in a Burqua.
32 posted on 03/04/2003 7:13:52 PM PST by Hildy
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
Has beens.....
33 posted on 03/04/2003 7:14:53 PM PST by Dan from Michigan (Every man dies. Not every man really lives.)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
She's a dumb loudmouth. I caught her in concert one time (on a triple bill with Royal Crown Revue and the B-52s).

She asked the crowd if there were any meat eaters in the crowd, and then said that we should all choke on it!

She's been permitted back at the Woodlands whereas Ted Nuggent was banned for making a comment about how illegal aliens should not be permitted in this country. So someone who specifically told members of the audience to drop dead is tolerated while someone who asked for federal laws to be enforced was banned.

The left has not embraced a "peace movement". They support the Palestinian war with Israel and even tolerate suicide bombers.

I could care less what she says.

34 posted on 03/04/2003 7:15:25 PM PST by weegee
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To: Mr. Mojo
I'm a "Free-For-All" fella myself. Last Saturday night we were coming home from a family night at the movies and I hit the local classic rock station on the FM dial and low and behold, Free-For-All came on. Both my 14 and 11 year-old looked at me like I was nuts when I cranked it up and sang right along with Ted.

I had to explain to them that it was basically an anthem in our high school and Ted was a legend in our fragile little minds.

"When in doubt, I whip it out
I got me a rock-n-roll band,
It's a free-for-all..."

Oh, and my wife tried to get out and walk home when we stopped at the next light... ;-)

36 posted on 03/04/2003 7:16:50 PM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
if this keeps up i'm going to be listening to blank tapes
37 posted on 03/04/2003 7:17:51 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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38 posted on 03/04/2003 7:18:45 PM PST by Mentos
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To: Hildy
she looked better in her early days, not great but better.
I really liked her voice though. why can't these people just do their jobs and keep their stupid mouths shut!
39 posted on 03/04/2003 7:19:02 PM PST by MaggiesDad
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To: boomop1
This is a great reason for Rush to ax the opening bumper.

Funny Enough, though,....Chrissie's mom is a Rush Limbaugh fan, which is why nothing came of a possible lawsuit regarding Rush using the Pretender's tune in his show.

40 posted on 03/04/2003 7:21:03 PM PST by paltz
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To: John Valentine
Thank you. I'm thinking that Chrissie should listen to Rush and maybe she won't have such a loser attitude?
41 posted on 03/04/2003 7:22:50 PM PST by harpo11 (I have not forgotten September 11, 2001--3000 Innocent Americans Murdered by Terrorist Scum)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
If you'd ever seen the woman up close, you'd beg for her to wear a burqa. I hate to get petty and superficial, but the woman is hideous, as in she'd be really ugly if she were a guy. Her make up is so thick you could scrape it off with a spoon... she is scary looking. As what is outside reflects the inside.

Um... I don't think I want to look like her at whatever age.
42 posted on 03/04/2003 7:31:31 PM PST by LaraCroft ('Bout time)
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To: Hatteras
Oh, and my wife tried to get out and walk home when we stopped at the next light... ;-)

LOL...classic. I was in 7th grade when Free For All was released (1976), and in retrospect I think it's probably one of the better rock albums of the late 70's.....a time when the genre was on the wane a bit. "Dog Eat Dog", "Hammerdown," ....many good tunes.

43 posted on 03/04/2003 7:31:52 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Exactly. Rush pulling the bumper will be exactly what Prissy will want. I'm sure it annoys her to no end.
44 posted on 03/04/2003 7:37:41 PM PST by SamAdams76 (California wine tastes better - boycott French wine!)
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To: paltz
I have no doubt the EIB network has the permission of the publisher to use the track.

As for those calling for this ditty to be dropped by Limbaugh because Hynde is an idiot, never lose sight of the fact that its a great four-bar blues riff that is as enjoyable as it is now identifiable with the Great One.

And it drives that bitch crazy that he legally uses it.

45 posted on 03/04/2003 7:37:42 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Arpege92
Never heard of he, she or it before. Probably his, her or its political opinions will not influence me. Actually, it needs to be proven to me that the person featured in this protest really exists. He, she or it does not palpably exist in my town.
46 posted on 03/04/2003 7:37:45 PM PST by mathurine
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To: LaraCroft
If I was superficial, I'd say...
If MacKenzie Phillips and Patti Smith had a kid together, it would look like Chrissie Hynde. ;-)
47 posted on 03/04/2003 7:38:41 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: sushiman
What did Ray Davies of The Kinks and Jim Kerr of Simple Minds ever see in this trash broad ?

A mouth that would put Monica to shame.

48 posted on 03/04/2003 7:46:05 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Senator Goldwater
Ditto that
49 posted on 03/04/2003 7:47:03 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: DeepInEnemyTerritory
("Bring it on! Give us what we deserve!")

Be careful what you wish for, Chrissie - I doubt if a band of triumphant Mohammedans would much approve of your lifestyle. In their eyes, you'd be a truly degenerate infidel.

Mind if I come to the soccer stadium to watch them carry out the kind of "justice" Allah surely has in mind for you?

50 posted on 03/04/2003 7:55:59 PM PST by Denver Ditdat (Impeach President Bartlett!)
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