Monday, June 21, 2021

My Music Monday

I think it's safe to say many people here were of the era that had experienced John Stewart's 1979 hit, "Gold" which featured Stevie Nicks on background vocals. 

It's an ok song for sure. Not only were there way better songs on Stewart's Bombs Away Dream Babies album, there was a better one featuring Nicks. 

"Midnight Wind" wasn't released as a single - as far as I know - and if it were, it wasn't a hit. I'm not saying it should have been a hit, but to me, it was much more interesting than the radio-friendly, "Gold". 

Not only was Stewart's part better than some of his other songs, Nicks actually shines. While I'm sure there was some direction of singing background / harmony on the song, I have to believe closer to the end she just ran with it.

I also believe it is songs like this that would eventually fry her vocal cords. 

1 comment:

Dave in Texas said...

Recently read that Stevie was in the studio for the background vocals on Gold and John Stewart said she’d sound good on Midnight Wind. It was a one take vocal. One of my favorite vocals of Stevie’s.