The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980

  • Tuesday / April 28, 2015

The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980


heatwave-posterAnd now. The End is near. And so I draw the final curtain. This is the last installment of my Heatwave photos …. The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980.

It was the first and only time I ever got the see the Pretenders. Or for that matter, Chrissie Hynde. I can’t say that I remember the set … but it was the Pretenders! It was 1980! They were kicking ass and taking names! How could they NOT be hot! They had released their fist albumn in 1979 and it was sonic gold. So I was actually pretty thrilled to get to see them. And to see them in this line up of bands …. nothing short of brilliant!

They even played a full set. No skimping there that day! And through the wonders of the Interwebs I found the set list … AND … the audio for everything they played! Found it on YouTube! Damn … now even I can relive the set!

And lest we forget … there are also my photos. So enjoy the show … and the photos!

Pretenders @ Heatwave
Set List:

  1. Precious
  2. The Adultress
  3. Kid
  4. Space Invader
  5. Private Life
  6. Brass in Pocket
  7. Stop Your Sobbing
  8. The Wait
  9. Louie Louie
  10. Porcelain
  11. Tattooed Love Boys
  12. Up the Neck
  13. Audience
  14. Mystery Achievement

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Joe Streno

Joe Streno

artist . musician . photographer . apple computer consultant . residing on planet earth with his two cats rocky & rose & living to tell tales about it

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Not sure if anyone pointed out why the whole day is out there. Teenage Head opened the day. Their sound guy hooked up to record the set, and he just left it going changing tapes all day the result is some pretty top notch live sets from a lot of influential acts early in the careers of many. I had a blast camping out there the night before and going to the end of the show, the only disappointment being the Clash pulling out of the lineup

Joe Streno

Eddie …

Very cool! Did not know that the entire day was recorded! Will need to investigate more.

I’m sure I drove up & back the same day from New Jersey; though it would have been pretty LONG day. It would have been an 8+ hour drive one way. Sadly, I don’t remember.

Yeah, the Clash not being there was a huge bummer … but all in all it was a pretty spectacular day of music!

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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