Is that you think of your onstage persona? The black witch?
“Oh yes, I’m very witchy onstage, that’s how everyone thinks of me. I have sparkles round my eyes that look like tears… it’s really fun. I’ve got my top hat, I do tap, I love performing. If I’d have been born 50 years ago, I’d have definitely been in Vaudeville.”
Maybe you love Stevie Nicks for her aesthetic or what she stands for, and maybe you love the gentle, mid-tempo “Rhiannon” as released in 1975, but until you’ve seen her light it on fire in concert mid-70s style, you don’t really know what “rock and roll witch” is all about. And I don’t mean that in a diminutive or aesthetic sense, either. Something supernatural is afoot here. Prepare to be transformed.
(Also a lovely piano solo from Chrstine McVie before Stevie takes a torch to the thing.)