by The Pretenders


Pretenders is the debut studio album by British-American band The Pretenders, released in January 1980. A combination of rock and roll, punk and new wave music, this album made the band famous. The album features the singles “Stop Your Sobbing”, “Kid” and “Brass in Pocket”. Nick Lowe produced the Pretenders’ first single, “Stop Your Sobbing”, but decided not to work with them again as he thought the band was “not going anywhere”. Chris Thomas took over on the subsequent recording sessions.


  1. Precious (3:36)
  2. The Phone Call (2:29)
  3. Up The Neck (4:27)
  4. Tattooed Love Boys (2:59)
  5. Space Invader (3:26)
  6. The Wait (3:35)
  7. Stop Your Sobbing (3:26)
  8. Kid (3:06)
  9. Private Life (6:25)
  10. Brass In Pocket (3:04)
  11. Lovers Of Today (5:51)
  12. Mystery Achievement (5:51)

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Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (Official Music Video)

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Release Information

Key Value
Wikipedia URL
Format Vinyl LP Album Limited Edition Reissue Remastered Stereo (Red)
Label Real Records (2)
Catalog Number 0190295165093
Notes Made in Germany. Limited edition red vinyl with 2018 remastered audio. Originally ℗ 1980, Remaster ℗ 2018. © 2021 Warner Music UK Ltd.
Discogs URL The Pretenders - Pretenders