We don’t know each other very well reader, but if we did, you would know that I love Fleetwood Mac. My love of the Mac corses through my 1980s veins like a splendid glucose, and provides an energy and sanctity in equal measure unmatched by many other pop bands.
Why do I love the Mac? Well, one of the reasons is of course Stevie Nicks. That little ball of a fiery voicebox pounds out every darn word of the song she’s singing like every second is a galactic All-Star American Idol that she must, must win. And she does win, because she’s passionate.
If you were going to do a dubstep version of the Mac, then you could do far worse than ditching the rest of them bearded buggers and concentrating on Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)” from Bella Donna, which Secret Panda Society have done. Because it’s so pert, upright and direct, the song works fantastically mashed into a snowball of dubstep breaks and effects.
If Nicks was in a Rocky film, then this is what the soundtrack to the training montage would sound like. If Nicks did dubstep, this would be her B-side remix. All angry and convincing. Brrr… get me an earphone.