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Happy Birthday…

September 7th, 2011
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I once played in a band with a guy who had a major crush on Chrissie Hynde. “She is a guys women,” he would say, “she’s so sexy.” This is true, and she has an aura as the kind of women who can be one of the guys when it is called for, or all women when it is called for. She has classic good looks and is indeed a sexy women.

However, it is also unfair. Hynde is an accomplished musician and songwriter, singing and fronting the band that performed Brass in Pocket, Don‘t Get Me Wrong, Precious and Back in the Chain Gang. The Pretenders have had a thirty-three year career, Hynde and drummer Martin Chambers being the only constant members.

It is for none of the above that I wish Chrissie Hynde a happy 60th birthday. Middle of the Road is a great, straight up rock and roll song. It is one of the most underrated songs of the rock and roll era, and one off the best songs of the 1980’s, admittedly a weak era for song writing. Hynde’s harp solo at the end may be the best one in rock. For Middle of the Road alone, Hynde deserves recognition and honour.

So Happy 60th Birthday Chrissie Hynde, still sexy after all these years.

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