Saw Chrissie Hynde and company (original drummer Martin Chambers plus some kids, all excellent) last night at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. The short version: Totally awesome. Chrissie looked incredible -- tight red t-shirt, jeans, and her 1978 hairdo -- and as usual just dripped sex appeal and charisma. She was also in great voice (so what else is new?) and the couple of songs they did from the new album (which I haven't heard yet) were every bit as involving as the old stuff, including blistering versions of "Message of Love" and "The Wait."
If there's a new video I couldn't find it, but I love the "Talk of the Town" above, and not just because it's a great song. True story: The white Gibson SG Chrissie is playing in the clip was purchased, not too long after, by a friend of mine who leant it to me for a demo session I played on at the old CBS studios. The producer of the date was Paul Atkinson, guitarist for the Zombies.
Okay, I'm namedropping, but at least it's B-list namedropping.
Incidentally, the divine watertiger took a bunch of photos during the show, but this one -- of one of a bunch of guys who were sitting in front of us -- was all that came out. As you can see, certain elements of the crowd tended toward the overweight; at times, I felt like I was trapped in a reunion of the 70s classified ad staff of The Aquarian.