Stevie Nicks backstage singing Wild Heart
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Stevie Nicks backstage singing Wild Heart (SLYT)
posted by generalist (44 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
This goat . . . it sings so beautifully.

I joke. This is great. She's talented.
posted by quadog at 1:00 PM on February 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


I would listen to Stevie Nicks burp the alphabet.

This was much lovelier than that. Thank you!
posted by chihiro at 1:09 PM on February 9, 2010


She's lip syncing.
posted by doctor_negative at 1:09 PM on February 9, 2010 [9 favorites]


This is awesome.
posted by Flashman at 1:10 PM on February 9, 2010


Makeup girl should be getting a bonus for this.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 1:10 PM on February 9, 2010


I just love that moment where the makeup artist realizes that she's not getting any more work done until Stevie's done singing.
posted by JaredSeth at 1:11 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, "Tusk" popped up in my random playlist right as I closed the video window. Funny.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 1:12 PM on February 9, 2010


HURF DURF TAYLOR HATER
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:17 PM on February 9, 2010


She faints if you startle her. It's hilarious.
posted by pracowity at 1:18 PM on February 9, 2010 [5 favorites]


Is there one where she sings "Rhiannon" at the carwash? or "Gypsy" while she gets her teeth cleaned? Seriously, I'd watch Ms. Nicks pick out curtains at Macy's.
posted by longsleeves at 1:24 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


DJ Lindsey posted this a few weeks ago, and I've been showing it to everyone I know since. I never think to post on metafilter until after I see something here.

Right now the new Gil Scott-Heron track, "Me and the Devil" is on her page. Wonder what the overlap of people who love both is going to be.
posted by hue at 1:29 PM on February 9, 2010


Seriously, I'd watch Ms. Nicks pick out curtains at Macy's.

They're so much twirling and fabric and glitter that by the end it looks like a pixie kegger ran through there.
posted by The Whelk at 1:30 PM on February 9, 2010 [9 favorites]


Lindsey Buckingham blowing my fuckin' mind.
posted by punkfloyd at 1:53 PM on February 9, 2010 [6 favorites]


Fancy recording studio sessions are a waste of money for Ms. Nicks.
posted by JBennett at 1:58 PM on February 9, 2010


Joe Beese: “... in order for someone not already a Stevie Nicks fan to be as excited by this as I assume the poster is, more context is required.”

You really think it would have been a more exciting post if we'd known that this is "Stevie Nicks backstage singing Wild Heart... right before a community production of the hit musical CATS starring that weird guy from the hardware store" ?

Joking, I really like this. I cannot for the life of me say why, but it was oddly very comforting.
posted by koeselitz at 2:02 PM on February 9, 2010


This is very close to a bootleg of my fantasy of Stevie Nicks singing her heart out to me as we make love in our beat up old trailer on an out of the way farm in California circa 1971...
posted by fairmettle at 2:16 PM on February 9, 2010 [9 favorites]




I came across this video maybe a year ago and ended up using an MP3 rip of the video on a Valentine's Day mix CD, alongside the Abe Vigoda cover (Abe Vigoda the band! don't get your hopes up), which is also worth checking out maybe. It was apparently inspired by this video.

I don't really know why the backstage version is so affecting, especially since the version she ultimately recorded? Kind of meh.
posted by wreckingball at 2:19 PM on February 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


koeselitz: "You really think it would have been a more exciting post if we'd known that this is "Stevie Nicks backstage singing Wild Heart... right before a community production of the hit musical CATS starring that weird guy from the hardware store" ?"

Actually, I'd be delighted to learn that Stevie Nicks had once participated in a community production of Cats - even with no clip.

But maybe the backup singer in the clip introduced Nicks to Prince, who went on to play uncredited synthesizer on "Stand Back". [True story!] Or died of ovarian cancer and Nicks became her child's godmother. Or gave Nicks a disturbing prophecy that she, Nicks, would one day perform at the Grammys singing a duet with a kid with no sense of pitch...
posted by Joe Beese at 2:21 PM on February 9, 2010


Kinda funny how Stevie looks at the makeup artist while singing, almost as if the song is her apology for singing the song.
posted by PenDevil at 2:39 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Having backup singers around to harmonize with you must be pretty cool.
posted by empath at 2:42 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Obligatory Stevie Nicks' Fajita Roundup video.
posted by shannonm at 3:02 PM on February 9, 2010 [5 favorites]


[early threadshitting considered harmful - go to meta if you want to defend your right to do that here]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:26 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Vintage Muse - Stevie Nicks, a Flickr set.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:31 PM on February 9, 2010


This performance was like Jimi Hendrix doing the star spangled banner while Michael Jackson moon walked and Susan Boyle sang back up!

Serious, tho - I liked this a lot
posted by deliquescent at 3:46 PM on February 9, 2010


Unvarnished Stevie? Acoustic Lindsay? Oh dear god, please yes more like this.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 3:58 PM on February 9, 2010


right before a community production of the hit musical A Streetcar Named Desire starring Christopher Walken?" ?
posted by toodleydoodley at 4:14 PM on February 9, 2010


Lindsey Buckingham blowing my fuckin' mind.

No, no, you don't understand, that's not possible. Even though I'm hearing it, and his hands are clearly playing it, I'm just going to hide under my covers and not face the feelings of musical inadequacy that watching and listening to that engenders.

holy shit, you go Buckingham!
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:27 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not baaaaad at all.
posted by weezy at 4:33 PM on February 9, 2010


I'll wait until the last day of our lives to tell you how I truly feel about you. I'll save it all up, keep it all to myself, and maybe even never let you have any of it. Here Stevie Nicks gets right to what makes this song great, what it ought to be. The original is rambling and scattered, and while this is only a peer through a window, a drive past, it's indication enough that inside there's a leaping, galloping, wondrous song.
posted by Marquis at 4:36 PM on February 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


No way I'd sit through Taylor Swift a cappella backstage for five minutes. Makes me sad that we don't have standards anymore for who we pay to listen to. I'm not talking about style, btw, just ability.
posted by SkinnerSan at 4:39 PM on February 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


Definitely no autotuning going on here.

That's talent.
posted by bwg at 5:30 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Price: $187.00 for a tambourine with one portrait (Stevie, yourself, your friend, etc.), $210.00 for a tambourine with portraits of two people (Stevie and yourself, Stevie and a friend, or two other people!)
posted by svenx at 6:02 PM on February 9, 2010


For instance, the Tambourine for Heather of her
boyfriend with Stevie

posted by svenx at 6:03 PM on February 9, 2010


(I always liked Christine McVie better.)
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:05 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dr. Honeydew, just in case you missed it, that video's from La Blogoteque (previously), and there are five other Bon Iver videos there as well. Black Cab Sessions has some things in a similar vein.
posted by hue at 9:13 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this.
posted by mistersquid at 9:22 PM on February 9, 2010


It's hard to make out the conversation between her and the guy. But -- did she say she came up with that "in the car" on the way to the photo shoot? It does seem to be very early in the song's development. Except for the chorus, this version's lyrics bear almost no relation to the (overproduced) studio version.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 10:37 PM on February 9, 2010


That's so cool. Instead of a jaded, coked out rock star, she just seems like a young woman having a blast singing a song she just made up with her friends. "You like it!?!?"
posted by msalt at 11:00 PM on February 9, 2010


If the quote here can be considered credible, then apparently the harmonizing was courtesy longtime backup singer (and eventual sister-in-law) Lori Perry Nicks and the makeup artist may have been Nicks's best friend since high school, Robin Snyder Anderson. Which perhaps explains the sense of Stevie serenading the makeup artist almost apologetically.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 11:22 PM on February 9, 2010


Or died of ovarian cancer and Nicks became her child's godmother.

...and if it was indeed Anderson, then a gold star to Joe Beese for guessing with eerie accuracy. Except it was leukemia. Also, Nicks was not only godmother to the newborn left behind, but also was briefly the baby's stepmother.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 11:29 PM on February 9, 2010


Never much of a Nicks — or Fleetwood Mac —fan, but I was completely captivated, 30+ years ago, watching her onstage during the Rumours tour, getting possessed while singing Rhiannon. My photo.
posted by LeLiLo at 3:16 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


That is a great photo, LeLiLo. You can all but hear the music.
posted by longsleeves at 8:56 AM on February 10, 2010


Very late to the party, but I just want to report that this video provides a great background for the snowplowing by train video from this thread.
posted by of strange foe at 12:24 PM on February 15, 2010


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