The Pretenders, "Brass In Pocket" Single (1979). Front cover image. Power-Pop, pop, punk.
The Pretenders, "Brass In Pocket" Single (1979). Back cover image. Power-Pop, pop, punk.
The Pretenders, "Brass In Pocket" Single (1979). Record label sticker image. Power-Pop, pop, punk.
Modern Soul Records

The Pretenders "Brass In Pocket" Single (1979)

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Details: Used 7” record in card picture sleeve. The sleeve is bent in places, but still looks great

Description: “The Pretender's third single was their first big success, scoring number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1980 (making it the first new number-one single of the 1980s), number two in Australia during May 1980 (for three weeks), and number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Hynde got the idea for the song's title when, during an after-show dinner, she overheard someone enquiring if anyone had, "Picked up dry cleaning? Any brass in pocket?" During an interview with The Observer in 2004, she revealed that she was initially reluctant to have the song released: "When we recorded the song I wasn't very happy with it and told my producer that he could release it over my dead body.”

Grade: VG+ (card sleeve) / VG+ (record)

TRACK LISTING SIDE A:

  1. Brass In Pocket

TRACK LISTING SIDE B:

  1. Swinging London

  2. Nervous But Shy