The Pretenders ‎– Learning To Crawl
The Pretenders ‎– Learning To Crawl

The Pretenders ‎– Learning To Crawl

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Learning to Crawl is thePretenders' third album, released in 1984, after a hiatus, during which time James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon both died of drug overdoses.

After Farndon's dismissal from the band and Honeyman-Scott's death, Chrissie Hynde andMartin Chambers initially recruited Rockpile's Billy Bremner and Big Country's Tony Butler to fill in a caretaker line-up of the band in 1982. Bremner played guitar and Butler played bass on the band's September 1982 single "Back on the Chain Gang/My City Was Gone", both sides of which were later included on Learning to Crawl. As the album sessions got under way, Bremner, Graham Parker's bass player Andrew Bodnar, and Paul Carrack(formerly of Squeeze, Ace and Roxy Music) played guitar, bass and piano respectively for the track "Thin Line Between Love and Hate".