The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" Single (1986)
Details: A used copy of The Pretenders' hit "Don't Get Me Wrong," on WEA Records (UK). Cover has a bit of bending and wear but otherwise in great condition! Video (below) is set to a backdrop of Avengers (Steed and Peel circa Rigg) -era drama! ;) Fun single!
Description: "Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde recalled how “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” a song inspired by her friend and tennis star John McEnroe, included a melody she “nicked” from an airline announcement. The 1986 track appeared on the band’s album Get Close after she’d found inspiration while aboard a plane, as she told [DJ Joe Benson] on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show.
“I wanted to write a song for John because I’ve known him for a long time and he’s always getting in trouble – so I heard,” Hynde said. “Because I never watched him play tennis particularly because I’m not really a tennis fan. I hate to admit it because I don’t think he likes that very much. He used to say, ‘Can’t you just pretend you’re into athletics when you’re with me?'
“He loved playing guitar," she continued. "He’s a big music person, which is how I knew him because he used to come to our shows and he was friendly with the band and stuff. I had in mind that I was going to write this song for him to do. Years later, when I was on British [Airways], I heard an announcement – because I did write some of that song on a plane – and I think I nicked one of the top-line melodies from the overhead announcement: ‘Dong-dong-dong-dong … Welcome to British Airways.’ So … fuck them too!” - Ultimate Classic Rock
Grade: VG (Cover) / NM (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
1. Don't Get Me Wrong
TRACK LISTING SIDE B: