Thursday, January 31, 2019

#68. "Stand Back" - Stevie Nicks (1983)

Looking back, I remember Debbie Harry (Blondie) and Pat Benatar were my first celebrity crushes.

But that was before Stevie Nicks started appearing on my TV screen in the early 80s.

"Stand Back" is a fast and furious funk rocker from a powerhouse sparkplug that demands your complete attention. Stevie Nicks shows off her range with an honest and dynamic delivery that is simply captivating.

Add in those big synths and you have a masterpiece albeit somewhat derivative.

Fun factoid: Stevie was inspired to make "Stand Back" after hearing Prince's "Little Red Corvette". In fact, Prince surprised her by showing up in the studio one day and playing the keyboard track.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I really like this song, is it due to connection with Prince?