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Old 11-22-2009, 03:34 PM
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You describe it well, Bubba.

Does anyone here remember the Innerview she did in 1986 with Jim Ladd. Past Innerviews were buoyant affairs -- bubbly, giggly, light. But this one was oddly somber & much more straightforward than in times past. Listening to the earlier Innerviews & then listening to this one makes for a weird comparison.
Oh yes, I remember that interview. I also remember a "RAL tour interview" where Stevie was hardly interviewed at all. Waddy was the main one interviewed and Stevie was.....off somewhere. I also remember seeing Stevie on her OSOTM tour and then going home and putting on her HBO concert from '81 and wondering, "What happened to her?" Ofcourse, now I know it was the Klonopin but for a long long time I wondered what happen to that upbeat and fun Stevie I remembered from the early 80's.
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You describe it well, Bubba.

Does anyone here remember the Innerview she did in 1986 with Jim Ladd. Past Innerviews were buoyant affairs -- bubbly, giggly, light. But this one was oddly somber & much more straightforward than in times past. Listening to the earlier Innerviews & then listening to this one makes for a weird comparison.


I would love if someone posted it - I've heard the 83 and 79 ones.
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Off the Record: Inner woman

No woman walks the earth like Stevie Nicks.

I truly believe Stevie Nicks is everyone's inner woman. She reveals a layer of femininity, vulnerability and power in every gender.

My mom said she used to listen to Stevie Nicks on cassette tapes when she was pregnant with me. I think it's safe to say there has always been a touch of the dreamy singer in both of us. In fact, when I saw Stevie in-concert this past November, I was overwhelmed by how much she reminded me of my mom. They are both sassy blondes with a lot of confidence.

I wrote this as a shout-out to Stevie Nicks then and now.

I wear a T-shirt I bought at her concert in Atlanta under a jacket featuring lyrics from "Dreams" on the back. At the concert, she boasted she wrote the song. She beamed as she noted it was Fleetwood Mac's only No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and sold more than 1 million copies. I accessorize with a chain choker, leather pleated skirt and heels with spikes.

In case you didn't notice, my outfit is sprinkled with gold accents in honor of the golddust woman.

I wanted to write about "Rock a Little" because this record captures Stevie's essence. Women who attended Stevie's recent concert tour often donned black hats, lace hair accents and long skirts to look like she did on this cover.

"Rock a Little" is Stevie's third studio album released in 1985. While for some, it might not measure up to Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" or Stevie's solo album, "Wild Heart," I love how I can hear quintessential Steve lyrics and rhythms in 11 less popular tracks.

Stevie's known drug usage tarnished the reputation of this album and hindered its success, but I don't enjoy it any less.

This record is classic dreamy pop with upbeat hits such as "I Can't Wait" and "Talk to Me," which channel the same level of power as "Stand Back." It also features her slow, thoughtful songs such as "I Sing for the Things" and "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?"

When I hear this record, especially the pace and notes in "Imperial Hotel," I can hear its influence on 1990s music from other artists.

"Some Become Strangers" is the song that appeals most to me on this record. There is something a little angry and innovative about this song; it's an unusual vibe to hear from Stevie.

I was hoping to remember you with just a smile

Now the memory of giving you is giving out

The album follows up this track with "Talk to Me," an uplifting power ballad. Then comes "The Nightmare" and "If I Were You," which could exist as indie pop tracks today.

It seems appropriate to write about Stevie because it seems there is a resurgence of her music with and without Fleetwood Mac. I know this because the prices have risen on iTunes, and I have seen millennial Fleetwood Mac starter pack memes all over Facebook.

I can appreciate the jabs at Fleetwood Mac newbies, but there is definitely a bigger point here.

Stevie Nicks continues to make new fans everyday and, honestly, I think that's the epitome of cool.



http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/201...rd-inner-woman
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:27 PM
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Off the Record: Inner woman

No woman walks the earth like Stevie Nicks.

I truly believe Stevie Nicks is everyone's inner woman. She reveals a layer of femininity, vulnerability and power in every gender.

My mom said she used to listen to Stevie Nicks on cassette tapes when she was pregnant with me. I think it's safe to say there has always been a touch of the dreamy singer in both of us. In fact, when I saw Stevie in-concert this past November, I was overwhelmed by how much she reminded me of my mom. They are both sassy blondes with a lot of confidence.

I wrote this as a shout-out to Stevie Nicks then and now.

I wear a T-shirt I bought at her concert in Atlanta under a jacket featuring lyrics from "Dreams" on the back. At the concert, she boasted she wrote the song. She beamed as she noted it was Fleetwood Mac's only No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and sold more than 1 million copies. I accessorize with a chain choker, leather pleated skirt and heels with spikes.

In case you didn't notice, my outfit is sprinkled with gold accents in honor of the golddust woman.

I wanted to write about "Rock a Little" because this record captures Stevie's essence. Women who attended Stevie's recent concert tour often donned black hats, lace hair accents and long skirts to look like she did on this cover.

"Rock a Little" is Stevie's third studio album released in 1985. While for some, it might not measure up to Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" or Stevie's solo album, "Wild Heart," I love how I can hear quintessential Steve lyrics and rhythms in 11 less popular tracks.

Stevie's known drug usage tarnished the reputation of this album and hindered its success, but I don't enjoy it any less.

This record is classic dreamy pop with upbeat hits such as "I Can't Wait" and "Talk to Me," which channel the same level of power as "Stand Back." It also features her slow, thoughtful songs such as "I Sing for the Things" and "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?"

When I hear this record, especially the pace and notes in "Imperial Hotel," I can hear its influence on 1990s music from other artists.

"Some Become Strangers" is the song that appeals most to me on this record. There is something a little angry and innovative about this song; it's an unusual vibe to hear from Stevie.

I was hoping to remember you with just a smile

Now the memory of giving you is giving out

The album follows up this track with "Talk to Me," an uplifting power ballad. Then comes "The Nightmare" and "If I Were You," which could exist as indie pop tracks today.

It seems appropriate to write about Stevie because it seems there is a resurgence of her music with and without Fleetwood Mac. I know this because the prices have risen on iTunes, and I have seen millennial Fleetwood Mac starter pack memes all over Facebook.

I can appreciate the jabs at Fleetwood Mac newbies, but there is definitely a bigger point here.

Stevie Nicks continues to make new fans everyday and, honestly, I think that's the epitome of cool.



http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/201...rd-inner-woman
Great article. I've always loved Rock A Little.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:31 AM
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Great article. I've always loved Rock A Little.
Yes, it's rare to see appreciation for this album nowadays because of its strictly 80s sound.
Personally I've come to truly appreciate it with time.
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Yes, it's rare to see appreciation for this album nowadays because of its strictly 80s sound.
Personally I've come to truly appreciate it with time.
Its very 80's sound for sure but I could appreciate the album more if Stevie wrote more of the songs. For example, IMHO The Nightmare is one of the better songs on the album and its not a coincidence that she wrote it. Its her song and the words sound like Stevie even though the beat is bouncy. So many of the pop songs that were brought to the album just are not Stevie songs at all. While they could work better with other pop artists. Rock A Little lacks the depth and intensity of all of her solo albums. That is the bigger reason I don't care for the album. I can tolerate some of the 80's sound. As mentioned on another thread because there were so many producers, the songs seem fragmented and the album is not as cohesive as her 2 prior solo albums. Stevie's RAL demos and the songs that were cut are far superior to anything else on the album. Those simple pop songs like Talk To Me, If I Were You, and Some Become Strangers could be sung by anyone with that pop synth sound. Stevie Nicks is so much better than that IMHO.
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Its very 80's sound for sure but I could appreciate the album more if Stevie wrote more of the songs. For example, IMHO The Nightmare is one of the better songs on the album and its not a coincidence that she wrote it. Its her song and the words sound like Stevie even though the beat is bouncy. So many of the pop songs that were brought to the album just are not Stevie songs at all. While they could work better with other pop artists. Rock A Little lacks the depth and intensity of all of her solo albums. That is the bigger reason I don't care for the album. I can tolerate some of the 80's sound. As mentioned on another thread because there were so many producers, the songs seem fragmented and the album is not as cohesive as her 2 prior solo albums. Stevie's RAL demos and the songs that were cut are far superior to anything else on the album. Those simple pop songs like Talk To Me, If I Were You, and Some Become Strangers could be sung by anyone with that pop synth sound. Stevie Nicks is so much better than that IMHO.
It's interesting that you mention The Nightmare since it's cowritten with Her brother Christopher.
Yes, we were talking about this in another thread, the album isn't cohesive, but what I mean is that for our diehard fans it's easy to say that this isn't the real and usual Stevie, for everyone else this is just a regular 80s pop/rock album.
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It's interesting that you mention The Nightmare since it's cowritten with Her brother Christopher.
Yes, we were talking about this in another thread, the album isn't cohesive, but what I mean is that for our diehard fans it's easy to say that this isn't the real and usual Stevie, for everyone else this is just a regular 80s pop/rock album.
I would love to know how much Chris actually co-wrote
I had forgotten because its been so long since I looked at writing on RAL but If I Were You was co-written by Stevie. I would love to know what parts she wrote. That song is so sappy I would be surprised if she had major contributions.
Another oddity for me is my least favorite songs on the album are produced by Iovine. Now that is odd
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I would love to know how much Chris actually co-wrote
I had forgotten because its been so long since I looked at writing on RAL but If I Were You was co-written by Stevie. I would love to know what parts she wrote. That song is so sappy I would be surprised if she had major contributions.
Another oddity for me is my least favorite songs on the album are produced by Iovine. Now that is odd
Maybe he produced ****tily the songs on purpose for revenge?
Jokes aside, since Jimmy left pretty early he didn't have a say on what songs of his they eventually chose and which version, in fact several alternate outtakes of the songs are arguably better than those that ended up on the album.
I'm curious too about her brother's involvement, usually he's like a reverse-Mida.
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I would love to know how much Chris actually co-wrote
I had forgotten because its been so long since I looked at writing on RAL but If I Were You was co-written by Stevie. I would love to know what parts she wrote. That song is so sappy I would be surprised if she had major contributions.
Another oddity for me is my least favorite songs on the album are produced by Iovine. Now that is odd
According to Stevie, she wrote the bridge

"I believe that love is a living thing / born into our destiny in a single moment inspiration / and as it grows, it changes our lives forever"
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According to Stevie, she wrote the bridge

"I believe that love is a living thing / born into our destiny in a single moment inspiration / and as it grows, it changes our lives forever"
Yes! And what a beautiful line it is! You can tell those are her words.
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Those simple pop songs like Talk To Me, If I Were You, and Some Become Strangers could be sung by anyone with that pop synth sound. Stevie Nicks is so much better than that IMHO.
Totally disagree with this comment. Stevie sings Talk to Me with a lot of passion, and not only was it her last top 10 hit, she was nominated for a Grammy for her performance of this song. Both versions of the song are incredible, too. I'm referring not only to the album version but also to the slower version available on the Hits of the 80s cd. Sorry you don't like the song but you're in the minority on this one!
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Totally disagree with this comment. Stevie sings Talk to Me with a lot of passion, and not only was it her last top 10 hit, she was nominated for a Grammy for her performance of this song. Both versions of the song are incredible, too. I'm referring not only to the album version but also to the slower version available on the Hits of the 80s cd. Sorry you don't like the song but you're in the minority on this one!
That's totally cool you love Talk to Me. However, I would bet I am not too much in the minority with Stevie fans but who knows really. I just never could buy the fact Stevie is waiting around begging someone to talk to her so she can lift their spirits. I think the vocal is ok but the "you can's" are just too sappy for me. At least the live version she drops that part. I could compare Talk To Me to Everyday. Simple pop songs brought to an album for commercial thinking only. IMHO it was total sell out by Stevie Nicks. I know I will get flamed for saying that
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According to Stevie, she wrote the bridge

"I believe that love is a living thing / born into our destiny in a single moment inspiration / and as it grows, it changes our lives forever"
One of her best lines for sure!
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Macfan, I tallied the votes from another thread (pick your top three from each album) and for Rock a Little, here's how the voting went up to March 18:

1) I Can't Wait got 10 votes
2-3) No Spoken Word and Rock a Little tied with 9 votes
4) Talk to Me got 8 votes
5-7) If I Were You, Imperial Hotel, and the Nightmare tied with 5 votes
8) Has Anyone Ever Written Ever Written got 4 votes
9-10) Sister Honey and I Sing For the Things tied with 3 votes
11) Some Become Strangers got 1 vote

I'm surprised Rock a Little scored so high, while Has Anyone Ever scored lower than I expected.
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