November 2, 2022 – 5:59 am

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Amsterdam 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Festival of Fools [Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (shipyard) (also known as Amsterdam’s Wooden Drydock)], Amsterdam, The Netherlands; May 31, 1980. Very good FM broadcast. Promoting their self-titled debut album.

Thanks to glasnostrd19 for sharing the show at Dime.

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While the Mike Millard series continues their tribute to female artists, and I continue mine to recently passed artists, here’s one that fits both bills. Would be nice to hear a Millard recording from this era, since James Honeyman-Scott (who passed in 1982 iirc) was the transmission of this band for me. Before that, he played with them, after he passed away, they just weren’t the same. Even with Chrissie. I have posted a couple of Pretenders shows before, not in awhile, and first time I’ve posted this one. I think this is a full show, they were playing with several other bands at this show, in front of a much larger audience than they usually saw for most shows back then. This is a prime era performance by them, not on the tracker currently. The Pretenders were probably the biggest new wave band around at this time. Memorably rockin’. - Ian

Good clean FM, sounds like it could be from a master tape and likely a full set, or close to one, since this was a festival show with other bands, and they didn’t play as long sets as they would later. The cutout is for aprx. .177 of a second, barely enough to notice it, just under a minute into Track 8. It does not sound like an edit in the broadcast. otherwise it sounds fine and is uninterrupted.

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FM > ? > CD > EAC (highest accuracy seeting) > flac 8 (sb’s aligned)

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Track 01. The Wait 3:18
Track 02. Precious 3:22
Track 03. Talk of the Town 3:20
Track 04. Cuban Slide 4:29
Track 05. Private Life 6:16
Track 06. Space Invader 2:42
Track 07. The Phone Call 2:37
Track 08. I Go To Sleep (Ray Davies, momentary cutout) 3:33
Track 09. Brass in Pocket 3:14
Track 10. Kid 3:59
Track 11. Up The Neck 5:48
Track 12. Mystery Achievement 5:43
Track 13. Stop Your Sobbin’ 3:26
52 mins

from a different FM broadcast, with thanks to magnix
Track 14. Porcelain 4:12

Chrissie Hynde - vocals
James Honeyman-Scott
- guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
Pete Farndon
- bass, backing vocals
Martin Chambers
- drums, backing vocals

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  1. 36 Responses to “THE PRETENDERS - AMSTERDAM 1980”

  2. Thanks immensely for this BigO - beautiful, immediately sound especially for a set this old. Some would place the Pretenders’ debut among the best of all time, but it is certainly among the best of the 1980s.

    By Tony on Nov 2, 2022

  3. I wanna pretend to suck coсk. No - actually I want to suck coсk.

    By HHH on Nov 2, 2022

  4. Triple h - you’re such a fuckin homo .

    By Derrick on Nov 2, 2022

  5. you name stealers are in so much trouble .

    By Derrickk on Nov 2, 2022

  6. your the name stealer two k .

    By Derrickkk on Nov 2, 2022

  7. who’s stealing names now mother fuckers?!?

    By Derrickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk on Nov 2, 2022

  8. try stealing this coсksuckers .


  9. Sometimes I just laugh out loud.

    By Mark on Nov 2, 2022

  10. I hate you Mark .

    By Derrick on Nov 2, 2022

  11. I hate Mark more .

    By Derrickk on Nov 2, 2022

  12. Thanks immensely for this Big coсk.

    By Derrickkk on Nov 2, 2022

  13. what?

    By coсk on Nov 2, 2022

  14. no.

    By Coсksucking Bastard on Nov 2, 2022

  15. She would never fuck me, no chicks will

    By U L E on Nov 2, 2022

  16. I pretend to have a Big Un but I only have a Lil one


    By U L E on Nov 2, 2022

  17. Gotta start my crying now *sob*


    *sob* *sob*

    By U L E on Nov 2, 2022

  18. Making fun of U L E and his tiny coсk is still allowed.

    By Ted on Nov 2, 2022

  19. Ted Ted gives good head.

    By Coсksucking Bastard on Nov 2, 2022

  20. I only give head to President Trump. Tough luck, U L E.

    By Ted Cruz on Nov 2, 2022

  21. Mr. Trump can shit into my mouth any time.

    By Ted Cruz on Nov 2, 2022

  22. Thank you very much BigO.

    By Derrick & the Dominos on Nov 2, 2022

  23. Fuck you very much Derrick.

    By Coсksucking Bastard on Nov 3, 2022

  24. Hey guys, how about we set up a charity jizzathon? At $10 a load we should make a mint. I also thought that if everyone shoots into a bucket, Derrick HHH Mark and respectfully James could hols an auction for the right to drink it.

    By Leonard on Nov 3, 2022

  25. That Leonard has certainly brought some fresh thinking to these boards since he’s been here.

    By Tony on Nov 3, 2022

  26. What has happened to our beautiful white race, reduced to taking part in jeering contests. Even if it is for charity.

    By Jerry Disher on Nov 3, 2022

  27. You are all so adorable! I could just eat you all up!

    By Greg on Nov 3, 2022

  28. Yeah, the groupies could work on keeping the fellas hard. Sounds like a good idea. It’s a shame Uncle Milte is dead, I’m sure he would have loved to have put his oar in.

    By TJ on Nov 3, 2022

  29. We could have a whip it out contest before the jizzathon

    By Nelson on Nov 3, 2022

  30. You blokes could whip it out and straight up my poop chute. You’re all as dumb as soup but you can give me meat. Fanxt in advance

    By swappers on Nov 3, 2022

  31. Nelson and T J are such a cute couple! :-)

    By Greg on Nov 3, 2022

  32. Tonight I’m having my gender reveal party. I’ll let you guys know tomorrow which I choose.

    By Derrick on Nov 3, 2022

  33. Hey Derrick, is that because your uncle bit off your pee pee when you was a wee lad?

    By Greg on Nov 3, 2022

  34. I ain’t takin part in no jizzin contest - even for charity. There’s only one pace my next load is going, and that’s deep inside Dee Dee Longleys butt.

    By Rightup Dias on Nov 3, 2022

  35. Is this jizzathon really happening ?

    By HHH on Nov 3, 2022

  36. If we’re respectful we can hold it at the Public Library in Thompson: it’s on Riverside Drive in North Grosvenordale . There is a whip-it-out contest in the washrooms most Saturday mornings.

    By James on Nov 3, 2022

  37. WOW! They’re posting actual locations now. What a deep, dark, desperate, descent this has become!

    Maybe someone will hack the library cameras and the ones on the building and parking lot across the street to finally unmask these degenerate clowns.

    Afterwards they can party in the cemetery or the pickup lot next door

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Nov 4, 2022

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