March 24, 2000 9:00

CHRISSIE HYNDE 'LARGES' IT!

The singer and animal rights activist guests on dance version of old [a]Pretenders[/a] track destined for new [b]Harry Enfield[/b] movie...

CHRISSIE HYNDE 'LARGES' IT!
Chrissie Hynde is to sing on a new version of THE PRETENDERS' track 'KID', for the forthcoming HARRY ENFIELD film, 'KEVIN & PERRY GO LARGE'.

The track, called 'Kid 2000' has been recorded by trance band Hybrid especially for the film, which is the cinematic version of the 'Kevin The Teenager' sketch from the Harry Enfield comedy series 'Harry Enfield And Chums'.

Mike Truman, one third of Hybrid, spoke exclusively to nme.com about the project. He said: "Chrissie was absolutely wicked, she did it in one take. We were quite nervous about what she would think because we totally stripped the guitars off her track and did our own take on it, but she was really into it."

'Kid' was originally featured on The Pretenders' eponymous debut album in 1980. The film makers intended to use the track in its original form. However, Harry Enfield is reportedly a big fan of Hybrid's debut album 'Wide Angle' and talked the band into contributing to the project.

A spokesperson for the band told nme.com that the track was "orchestral, but then that is Hybrid's's trademark" and that Hynde's vocals are "beautiful" throughout.

'Kid 2000' is released on May 15 through Distinctive Breaks/Virgin Records. It will be backed by dance remixes by the band across the formats. The film 'Kevin & Perry Go Large' is on general release in the UK from April 21.

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