Posts tagged ‘Stevie Nicks’

I Can Feel The Fire

Rod Stewart (right) and Ronnie Wood (left) of ...

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Yesterday I attended the The Swinging 60’s/The Art Of Ronnie Wood and Images Of Rock-n-Roll exhibition at the Silver K Gallery in Armadale. There were lots of photos of 60s rock stars. mainly the Beatles and Rolling Stones, while I thought Ronnie Wood’s painting were pretty good, although they seemed to be much more about him making a statement about the famous people he’s hung out with over the years, rather than about his style. I guess this is typical of Woody, ho I love by the way, but he has spent 40+ years playing the sidekick firstly to Rod Stewart and then to Mick and Keith. It’s a shame that his creativity has been stifled by the Glimmer Twins to an extent, because judging by some of the stuff he wrote for the Faces and Rod Stewart (and his solo stuff) he is a very good song writer and a great guitarist. I just wish he was able to step out of Keith’s shadow once in a while!

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Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen

The other day I bought Crystalvision – The Best of Stevie Nicks for $12. Stevie’s big solo hit was Edge Of Seventeen, which younger people may remember from the Jack Black film School of Rock. The riff, played by guitarist and member of Keith Richards’ X-Pensive Winos, Waddy Wachtel,  was also sampled by Destiny’s Child on their song Bootylicious.

Fleetwood Mac was one of the great pop groups of the 70s and 80s. Of course I am a fan of the original Fleetwood Mac, with Peter Green on guitar. They were a brilliant blues/rock group and it’s a shame that Green, who is one of the best and most forgotten rock guitar Gods of all time, had to leave the group due to illness. My favourite song of Fleetwood Mac mark I would have to be their cover of Elmore JamesShake Your Money Maker. My favourite song of Fleetwood Mac mark II (the Stevie Nicks/Lindsay Buckingham version of the group) would be The Chain from the Rumours album.