In recent times we’ve made various classic rock and 1970s and 1980s hits stations our regular listening when we’re at home hanging out, or when we’re driving about. This is a song I don’t think I’d ever heard much growing up, for whatever reason; I remember hearing it once in a while but it doesn’t seem to have ever been a big enough hit to show up regularly on commercial classic rock stations (with their increasingly boring playlists).
Stevie Nicks is a singer that I’ve never disliked for any reason, but I was never all that big a fan, really…until now. It’s amazing how long it takes you to behold the beauty in what earlier seems, well, not that beautiful. Nicks’s voice is…I’m honestly not sure how to describe Stevie Nicks’s voice. It’s like it’s nasal and sultry at the same time.
Stevie Nicks apparently wrote this song as a duet vehicle for Waylon Jennings, but for some reason Jennings didn’t use the song on the album that has this title, so Nicks recorded it with Don Henley of The Eagles.
Here is “Leather and Lace”.