In the case of Akron, OH native Chrissie Hynde and Hereford England band The Pretenders, and not unlike The Police at more or less the same period, it took an ex- pat Yank to snatch the dying embers of punk rock idealism from the jaws of British nihilism with The Pretenders  debut forty years ago. Chrissie Hynde joins me here In the Studio  for this post-punk classic the week of January 20. –Redbeard