Album: Bella Donna
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This is probably my favorite Stevie Nicks song all up, and that includes Fleetwood Mac heavy hitters like “Landslide,” “Gold Dust Woman” and even the hallowed “Dreams.” “Edge of Seventeen” takes all of the spacey, trancey aspects of her music and rolls them into a single ball of hooky weirdness.
We talked a bit yesterday about Stevie Nicks’s friendship with Tom Petty, and that’s kinda sorta the springboard for “Edge of Seventeen,” as Nicks had befriended Petty’s then wife, Jane, and at some point Jane told Stevie that she and Tom met at the “the age of seventeen,” which Nicks heard as “the edge of seventeen,” and there we go.