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Chrissie Hynde’s Advice to Chick Rockers

  1. Don’t moan about being a chick, refer to feminism or complain about sexist discrimination. We’ve all been thrown down stairs and fucked about, buut no one wants to hear a whining female. Write a loosely disguised song about it instead and clean up ($).
  2. Never pretend you know more than you do. If you don’t know chord names, refer to the dots. Don’t go near the desk unless you plan on becoming an engineer.
  3. Make the other band members look and sound good. Bring out the best in them; that’s your job. Oh, and you better sound good, too.
  4. Don’t insist on working with “females”: that’s just more b.s. Get the best man for the job. If that happens to be a woman, great- you’ll have someone to go to department stores on tour with instead of making one of the road crew go with you.
  5. Try not to have a sexual relation with the band. It always ends in tears.
  6. Don’t think that sticking your boobs out and trying to look fuckable will help. Remember you’re in a rock and roll band. It’s not “fuck me,” it’s “fuck you!”
  7. Don’t try and compete with the guys; it won’t impress anybody. Remember, one of the reasons they like you is because you don’t offer yet more competition to the already existing male egos.
  8. If you sing, don’t “belt” or “screech.” No one wants to hear that shit; it sounds “hysterical.”
  9. Shave your legs, for chrissakes!
  10. Don’t take advice from people like me. Do your own thing always.Chrissie Hynde is from the Pretenders.
    Source: Sire Records press release, May 1994.