Friday, November 30, 2012

Hare Krishna Top 10 (6)

“Boots of Chinese Plastic” (2008)


Spiritually conscious, cool Chrissie Hynde delivering Right Knowledge in rock'n'roll 4-lines-format:

“Hare Krishna, Hare Rama too / Govinda I am still in love with You / I see You in the birds and in the trees / That's why they call me Krishna Mayi” (0:46). 
Flash appearances of Krishna in the video at 1:03, 2:09 and 2:18.


Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chrissie Hynde's band the Pretenders debuted in 1979, soon to hit the UK and US charts with the single “Brass in pocket, and are still active. In 2005 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Boots of chinese plastic” is from their latest album, Break Up the Concrete from 2008. 

Chrissie Hynde is known for her increasing concern and activism for vegetarianism, animal rights, and environmental issues. In a recent interview she is also noted for the more or less outspoken message of spirituality in many of her songs. On Boots of chinese plastic”:
CH: It’s very, very literal. I did quite a lot of press for that album, and you know, nobody ever once asked me about that song, and I thought that was really kind of far out  chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, talking about Jesus Christ. Certain things you have to keep a veil on, and I thought maybe I didn’t on that song. But I seem to have got away with it.
Q: Maybe the reason people missed the message is that it’s a great rock and roll song and has that cool Bo Diddley beat – so maybe people got into that groove but didn’t pay attention to the words.
CH: Well, that’s good.
Q: Is it?
CH: Sure. If they’re still chanting Hare Krishna. If the're still thinking about Jesus Christ.

Chrissie Hynde is among the vegetarian celebrities honored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in a line of US stamps


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  1. This is awesome!!
    should be easier to see the whole list!

  2. Voilá, in the column on the right side of the blog, lower part, after visitors-map.
    Nr 3 is coming up any day soon now...