Chrissie Hynde wasn't the first tough-chick rocker, but she has embraced the role better and longer than anyone else. Where many other "bad girls" in rock have been groomed to titillate male fans, Hynde has always seemed absolutely, even defiantly, her own woman. Her best songs have a smoky cool about them, and she sings them with a semi-detached, ironic amusement that constantly puts her personality, or at least her persona, at the forefront.