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ROCKER HYNDE ROOTS FOR WEST'S LOSS AGAINST IRAQ: 'GIVE US WHAT WE DESERVE!'...
SFGate.com ^ | 3-5-03 | Neva Chonin, Chronicle Pop Music Critic

Posted on 03/05/2003 12:53:30 PM PST by EggsAckley

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:41:57 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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she "hopes the United States loses if it goes to war with Iraq ("Bring it on! Give us what we deserve!")
1 posted on 03/05/2003 12:53:30 PM PST by EggsAckley
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To: EggsAckley
just another "has been" desperately searching for relevancy.
2 posted on 03/05/2003 12:55:12 PM PST by camle (no camle jokes, please...OK, maybe one little one)
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To: EggsAckley
Nothing to boycott here - she's not done anything relevant in 20 years.

3 posted on 03/05/2003 12:55:40 PM PST by mabelkitty (Let's be pro-active - Start an "Impeach Hillary" campaign before she announces her candidacy)
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To: EggsAckley
That's stupid, Chrissie. I won't be boycotting her, however, as the first Pretenders album is one of the great ones.
4 posted on 03/05/2003 12:56:10 PM PST by Egregious Philbin
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To: EggsAckley
Un-f###ing believable.

Rush had better change his bumper music.

5 posted on 03/05/2003 12:57:24 PM PST by bassmaner (Let's take back the word "liberal" from the commies!!)
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To: EggsAckley
I think our band represents all the great losers of the world

Ofcourse, her brand of "losing" is much more comfortable than the average bloke.

6 posted on 03/05/2003 12:57:40 PM PST by riri
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To: EggsAckley
Too many drugs.
7 posted on 03/05/2003 12:59:19 PM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: EggsAckley
Golly, I was wondering what this radical Vegan skank was thinking about Iraq.
8 posted on 03/05/2003 12:59:33 PM PST by habs4ever
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To: Egregious Philbin
I won't be boycotting her, however, as the first Pretenders album is one of the great ones

I hate to say it, but I love her stuff. "Every Mother's Son" always gives me chills when I hear it.

9 posted on 03/05/2003 12:59:42 PM PST by riri
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To: EggsAckley
The 2 finger salute she's giving means "F" "U" in the UK, where she's been living for the past 20+ years.

The last time I saw her on television she was wearing a very very short miniskirt, and she looked old and haggard. You can't tell in that photo, but she looks 60 at the least.
10 posted on 03/05/2003 1:00:34 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: EggsAckley
She's making note that she and her fans are losers, so they don't care if the lose more.
 
They like being in the pit of disparity, or better known as masochism.
 
I will pay for the Pretenders membership, if they really want to experience loss:
 

11 posted on 03/05/2003 1:00:36 PM PST by Rain-maker
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To: EggsAckley
Alread posted here.
12 posted on 03/05/2003 1:01:46 PM PST by TomServo
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To: EggsAckley
Yikes! She looks like Alice Cooper!
13 posted on 03/05/2003 1:03:20 PM PST by zacharycole
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To: TomServo; Admin Moderator
How weird. I did a search on the EXACT title and came up with nothing. *Wondering if the search engine has a problem*


Admin Mod: Please delete and direct to other post.
14 posted on 03/05/2003 1:05:47 PM PST by EggsAckley (nuke the vegan tree-hugging gay whale ACTORS for jesus)
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To: zacharycole
Who the fu** is she anyway?

She looked at a train coming down the track, it jumped the track and headed down a dirt road. No that is really ugly.

15 posted on 03/05/2003 1:06:19 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: EggsAckley
I completely missed the other thread. But, had I made a more timely entrance, I'd have asked:

THAT'S A WOMAN?
16 posted on 03/05/2003 1:08:24 PM PST by Quilla
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To: Quilla
Heheheheh
17 posted on 03/05/2003 1:10:47 PM PST by EggsAckley (nuke the vegan tree-hugging gay whale ACTORS for jesus)
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To: Egregious Philbin
I am a huge fan of the Pretenders too, and agree what she said was really stupid, and shocking and disappointing too. The early albums were the best but the concerts are as good as ever...Actually I could never believe she would let Rush Limbaugh use her "Ohio" for his show. I cannot believe she would be a fan of his on any level!
18 posted on 03/05/2003 1:16:05 PM PST by Eowyn-of-Rohan
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To: EggsAckley
Don't search by title - search by a significant word in the title. In this case I did a search for the word, 'Deserve' - sans quotes, of course. Worked fine. ;-)
19 posted on 03/05/2003 1:30:05 PM PST by TomServo
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To: camle
"just another 'has been' searching for relevancy"

Of course she doesn't realize that if the Islamists have their way, "rock 'n' roll will have to go."
20 posted on 03/05/2003 1:31:46 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: EggsAckley
Who are these people. Never heard of them.
21 posted on 03/05/2003 1:32:29 PM PST by blam
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To: EggsAckley
Blech. Never liked the Pretenders - music or looks. Chick needs a haircut.
22 posted on 03/05/2003 1:33:29 PM PST by Xenalyte
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To: EggsAckley
son when does the CD burning party begin?
23 posted on 03/05/2003 3:16:18 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: bassmaner
Rush had better change his bumper music.

A few years ago, he was NOT allowed to play it, that lasted a couple of weeks as I remember, and Rush said that they were working out a deal.

24 posted on 03/05/2003 3:30:24 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: EggsAckley
More proof that after 50, we all tend to get the face we deserve.
25 posted on 03/05/2003 3:30:24 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (Clinton Legacy = 16-acre hole in the ground in lower Manhattan)
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To: EggsAckley
gave a shout-out to the late Joe Strummer, opined that she hopes the United States loses if it goes to war with Iraq

Joe Strummer was very pro-America (Bombs over Baghdad, anyone?)

26 posted on 03/05/2003 3:33:23 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
"More proof that after 50, we all tend to get the face we deserve."

LOL! YOU got that RIGHT....look at Hillary....

27 posted on 03/05/2003 3:48:49 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: mabelkitty
I'll check my hard drive maybe I can delete a couple of mp3s
28 posted on 03/05/2003 4:08:27 PM PST by latrans
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To: EggsAckley
Celebrity Hawks

Bruce Willis, Brian McKnight, Kid Rock, Rob Lowe and Jean-Claude Van Damme are saying things that are undoubtedly making the anti-war crowd steam. On the other hand, the celebrity rhetoric that's coming out of these guys is warming the hearts of the kick-Saddam's-butt bunch.

According to the New York Daily News, Willis seriously thought about enlisting in the U.S. armed services.

Singer Brian McKnight told MSNBC, "If we do go to war ... I'm going to support whatever President Bush decides to do."

Kid Rock colorfully expressed his views by saying, "We got to kill that mother-[bleeper] Saddam. Slit his throat."

Rob Lowe, Sheen's former co-star on "The West Wing," told Fox News Channel that Americans should support our armed forces, and that the best way to do that was to support our commander-in-chief.

And action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme told Globe magazine, "Some of those in Hollywood are part of the axis of ignorance!"

29 posted on 03/05/2003 4:15:55 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK ("He is a moss-gatherer, and I have been a stone doomed to rolling." Gandalf)
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To: goodnesswins
I resent that!!

I'll be FIFTY-ONE next week, and I still look like I'm in my twenties.

Well, sort of.

30 posted on 03/05/2003 4:19:14 PM PST by daler
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To: daler
YEAH...me too (look like I'm still in my 20's, sort of...LOL)
31 posted on 03/05/2003 4:28:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: TomServo
And, before that, here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/857001/posts

(;o)
32 posted on 03/05/2003 4:36:55 PM PST by NYC Republican
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To: Las Vegas Dave
We should demand of Rush that he dump that bumper music.
33 posted on 03/05/2003 6:31:56 PM PST by 0scill8r
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To: EggsAckley
I'd like to give HER what she deserves... but it looks like she already got it.

34 posted on 03/05/2003 8:33:27 PM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: Rain-maker
LOL!! Love the fish!
35 posted on 03/05/2003 8:36:32 PM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Rob Lowe, Sheen's former co-star on "The West Wing," told Fox News Channel that Americans should support our armed forces, and that the best way to do that was to support our commander-in-chief.

And action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme told Globe magazine, "Some of those in Hollywood are part of the axis of ignorance!"

Wow, I'm impressed. This is more than I would have expected from these guys, especially the French one.

36 posted on 03/05/2003 8:40:05 PM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: EggsAckley
Was always a huge Pretenders fan (two down, two to go?), and vividly remember being in the front row at PSU in 80 or 81 as Chrissie and the gang played our favorite tunes. My buddy Al offered Pete Farndon a Winston, and then threw up the requested doobie, right before he took his wad of chewing gum and stuck it on the nearest speaker. The music was great, we were partying, and Chrissie was hot.

Now I'm a 41 year old father, and still love the music. So of course I enjoy the talents of liberal schmucks whose claim to fame is musical talent, or the ability to pretend they're someone else, while ridiculing their anti-war stances and inability to understand some basic truths. To whit:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

“A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” - John Stuart Mill

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

37 posted on 03/05/2003 8:51:38 PM PST by If6was9
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To: Motherhood IS a career
I thought Jean Claude was Belgian. (Or were you making some joke that went over my head?)
38 posted on 03/05/2003 8:54:40 PM PST by Gunder
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To: zacharycole
   Yikes! She looks like Alice Cooper!

I see no reason to insult Alice Cooper!!

39 posted on 03/05/2003 8:58:55 PM PST by Mike-o-Matic
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To: latrans
I'll check my hard drive maybe I can delete a couple of mp3s

On the contrary.

What you need to do is find every Pretenders song you can and put them ON you hard drive. Then share them to the world so no one else needs to BUY them.

That's how you cut their source of funding...
40 posted on 03/06/2003 2:00:27 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper
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To: Gunder
I thought Jean Claude was Belgian.

Oops, you must be right. For some reason (his accent, I suppose) I thought he was French.

I guess this would be as bad as accusing Arnold Schwartzenager (sp?) of being German? (He's Austrian, I believe.)

41 posted on 03/12/2003 7:56:22 PM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: Motherhood IS a career
Maybe he's ethnic Walloon.
42 posted on 03/18/2003 9:26:47 AM PST by Jacob Kell
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