March 8, 2011

Cover Story: Stevie Nicks being Stevie Nicksy

Like the gypsy that she is, Stevie Nicks is squiring a celestial white horse on
her new album cover.




If you think the airbrushing is a bit... extreme... our bella donna has a history
of that. Here is Rock A Little, released 25 years ago:




I think I actually prefer the new Secret Love single cover...



which calls to mind an image used for her first solo LP back in 1981...



She is nothing if not consistent.

Lastly, I want to quote from a post I did in 2010 about Stevie:
She is an enigma. We don't have stars like this anymore. So original and smart and artistic. We have a few new ones, Florence Welch being the obvious one. You just know Florence reads all sorts of weird books and likes pre-Raphaelite paintings, etc. Rufus Wainwright grew up loving opera. Little Boots? What the hell moves her soul? Sometimes I feel like, as time goes on, we idolize people who don't have any curiosity. They don't have influences other than really shallow ones like, sorry, Madonna. And it's a vague kind of influence. Nothing MOVES them emotionally. Really, what moves Ke$ha? Drugs, Jack Daniels and cock?

5 comments:

PhillipR said...

God that is so true. I want stars and i want them original, unique and fuck off fantastic. Boy George, Bjork, Morrisey, Blondie, Robyn, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Sufjan Stevens, Ms Goldfrapp are a few that come to mind!

Tim said...

"Gypsy"......

You're so silly! :)

Federico said...

Bella Donna was the first Stevie's solo album, back in 1981; that's where the blue picture up here was taken from

xolondon said...

Thanks Federico - I was sloppy with the date.

Federico said...

No problem man