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The Great Pretenders

Album by Hop-Scotch

Type studio album
Released 1981
Recorded 1981 at Studio HS in Ferguson Beach Village
Genre post-punk, new wave, no wave, synthpop
Label Lovilago Music / A&M Records
Producer Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa

The Great Pretenders is the second studio album, and sixth release overall, by the post-punk band Hop-Scotch. Produced by dance music producers Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa of Shannon ("Let the Music Play") fame, this album was a success worldwide. The initial 1981 Great Pretenders came in versions sung in English and Oceana, as well as a limited "Edición Española" release, featuring only Spanish lyrics. The final mixing and mastering was done at Sterling Sound in New York City with DJ François Kevorkian and George Marino.

The Oceana version is now a rarity, as only 10,000 copies were issued. Interestingly, it is their shortest album by only 7 seconds (Voodoo Monkey was 29:51 in length).

Track listingEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Here We Go Again"   1:52
2. "Sophisticate"   3:00
3. "The Great Pretenders"   2:44
4. "It's In The Name"   2:21
5. "Untitled (05)"   3:28
6. "Siege"   4:57
7. "God Help Me"   2:26
8. "I Want To Change"   3:01
9. "This Is A Real Warning"   1:12
10. "Fit It In"   2:16
11. "Black Horses"   1:53
12. "The Great Pretenders (Reprise)"   0:34
Total length:
29:44