Stevie Nicks Day

All afternoon, I’ve been listening to the same song: “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks. This was a modest hit when I was a freshman in high school. I had the LP and loved it. Some genius (and I mean this in literally) recently thought to remix the song into a nearly-twelve minute version called the “Tracy Takes You Home Mix”. I have no idea where I got it (iTunes?), but it’s awesome. I’ve been listening to it all day, over and over and over again.

“Stand back, stand back, in the middle of my room, I did not hear from you…”

The Wild Heart is a great album, by the way. Several of the songs are just awesome: “Stand Back”, “If Anyone Falls”, “Wild Heart”, “I Will Run to You”, and “Beauty and the Beast” — the latter of which is the perfect love song for geeky young men and women from the mid-eighties.

4 comments

  1. Stand Back has a great intro, very electronic. I like(d) Stevie, reminds me of my youth growing up in the top 40 ghetto (if I can use that word). She had that gypsy thing going on but with porcelain skin and a nanny goat vibrato. Never owned an album but know the words to most of her hits.

    AJ and I always wanted to do “Leather and Lace” (Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty duet) for a karaoke joke at a wedding or something but it was never available on the list.

  2. “Leather and Lace” was a Stevie Nicks/Don Henley duet. The Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet was “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”

  3. You’re right. I did mean “Leather and Lace”. Although “Stop Draggin” would’ve been a good choice too.

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