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Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

'Brass in Pocket' (also known as 'Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)') is a single by The Pretenders. It was written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, and produced by Chris Thomas.

The band's third single, it was their first success, scoring number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1980 (making it the first proper number-one single of the 1980s after Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd), number two in Australia during May 1980, and number fourteen on the Popular Singles chart in the United States. The song takes its title from an expression Hynde heard from a member of a Yorkshire-based support band who was looking for his money.

During an interview with The Observer in 2004, Hynde 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, but they eventually persuaded me. So I remember feeling a bit sheepish when it went to number one."

In the accompanying music video for the single, Hynde portrays a waitress working in a greasy spoon who encounters a sleepy customer. She suddenly sees three men (her band members) approaching in a car outside. Hynde attempts to look elegant on their entrance and is clearly seen flirting with one of the men (Pete Farndon) after they've been seated. Pete doesn't respond to her overtures. Just then, three seductively dressed women (the men's girlfriends) enter the greasy spoon, sit at the men's table and begin to kiss their partners. Farndon's girlfriend isn't impressed when he appears to respond to Chrissie's flirting. Suddenly, the couples decide to leave the cafe without eating. Hynde is saddened and watches them outside leaving in their car, not feeling remotely "special".

It was the seventh video played during MTV's launch on August 1, 1981.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Swinging London - B-Side
Nervous But Shy - B-Side


The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket - Video

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