While we wait for a new Pretenders album this Friday. Chrissie Hynde and guitarist James Walbourne have released their 7th song in their “Dylan Lockdown” series on YouTube. “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” is the closing masterpiece on Bob Dylan’s “Infidels” album. Chrissie has a way of making her records flow. This is a beautiful take. I do hope one day all these Lockdown performances are put in a collection of their own.
Meanwhile, no one– at BMG, at the Pretenders management– can supply information on Friday’s release of “Hate for Sale.” I’ve sent all the emails I can. No one involved with it seems to care one way or another. So we’ll just wait til Friday and see if it pops up on Spotify. This is the new NEW. And you wonder why music sales are so low. Don’t get me wrong. The album could be the talk of the town. Or just a mystery achievement.