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The Pretenders: Notes on 15 singles

Kieron Tyler, 'Pirate Radio' (Rhino), March 2006


The debut single, produced by Nick Lowe, hot from his solo records, work with Elvis Costello and live outings with Dave Edmunds' Rockpile. 'Stop Your Sobbing' was an obscurity from the 1964 debut Kinks' album. Those who had drawn inspiration from punk were stretching out at the beginning of 1979 and, with its timeless classicism, 'Stop Your Sobbing' caught the new, more inclusive, mood.

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