Favorite "Time" Songs #5 - "Time the Avenger"

@teamfreak16 (41157)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 23, 2016 7:08pm CST
#5 in my Favorite "Time" Songs series is a band that frequently shows up in my countdowns: The Pretenders, and their would be hit "Time the Avenger." Led by vocalist and guitarist Chrissie Hynde (the group's only constant,) The Pretenders formed in Hereford, England in 1978, and despite the deaths of two original members and numerous lineup changes, the band is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From their 1984 Platinum album Learning to Crawl, "Time the Avenger" was released as that record's fourth single. And that's it. The song, as far as I can see, failed to chart, presumably because it was overshadowed by hits such as "Back on the Chain Gang" and "Middle of the Road." This is interesting, because I used to hear "Time the Avenger" on the radio all the time. It's as good as anything on Learning to Crawl, but apparently not as far as the record buying public was concerned. Too bad, because the record buying public missed the boar with this one. I've seen The Pretenders four times, and they were great each time. According to Wikipedia, they are presently touring with Stevie Nicks. Don't miss it!
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
24 Nov 16
I think there is only one Pretenders track in my collection. I don't recall this song, at all
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Nov 16
Just one? Seriously, it wasn't a hit, so it's possible you didn't hear it.
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
24 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 Yes, I do seem to have missed a lot!
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@FourWalls (13711)
• United States
24 Nov 16
I saw them on the Learning to Crawl tour, in Honolulu. The night before, at the Willie Nelson show, Martin Chambers was in attendance!
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Nov 16
I saw the Learning to Crawl tour at Red Rocks. A couple years before that, I saw the original lineup.
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• Preston, England
24 Nov 16
I always loved The Pretenders
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Nov 16
They are definitely an all time favorite.
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@andriaperry (50632)
• United States
24 Nov 16
Yeah, I like this one too.
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Nov 16
I'm glad!
@TRBRocks420 (77404)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Nov 16
Great song by a awesome group, you got to love the Pretenders.
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Nov 16
I do love them! An all time, all time favorite.
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@JohnRoberts (56795)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Nov 16
A great song by a great iconic group with one of the greatest singers ever.
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@teamfreak16 (41157)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Nov 16
Check out Chrissie's book Reckless: My Life as a Pretender sometime. Interesting read.