Chrissie and the Pretenders got a warm intro from Mr. Letterman last night, moments before the band performed the rockabilly and ramshackle “Boots Of Chinese Plastic” from their just released (today!) ninth album Breaking Up The Concrete. I tried not to type “by the way Chrissie looks fantastic in her boots of Chinese plastic” but whoops there it is, and how is it you can look like that at 57, and damn. Ex-Son Volt man Eric Heywood provides the pedal steel licks, Pernice Brother James Whalbourne provides even more licks, and Ms. Hynde provides the kiss to David’s cheek.
He’s not letting go of that hand anytime soon. Break Up The Concrete is out via Shangri-La Music.