by Kevin Allman
The Pretenders' new album, Break Up the Concrete, doesn't come out until Sept. 23, but the band is giving it away on its website with an "MP3 countdown" -- a new single every week until the CD is released. This week, you can download a free copy of the first single, "Boots of Chinese Plastic."
(If you are under 25 and the Pretenders are your dad's music, trust me: there was no one hotter in her day than Ms. Hynde. Go download a copy of "Mystery Achievement" and learn.
If you are over 40, take a slug of Metamucil and consider this: in three years, Chrissie will be 60.)