Stevie Nicks‘ ‘Edge of Seventeen’ has been a guilty pleasure of mine for quite a while now. It’s inclusion in the GTA4 soundtrack has only reinforced my illicit love for such a cheesy track. The shimmying guitar riff makes for a brilliant backing track to cross city car chases and other tomfoolery.
However like most guilty pleasures, it’s a one trick pony. Beyond that famous guitar riff and the cheesy refrain of “Just like the white winged dove sings a song that sounds like she’s singin’ Ooo, ooo, ooo” the song has very little to offer and soon loses momentum.
So it is my pleasure to introduce a remix that improves and supercharges the song, trimming the fat and removing any pretentions that the song is about anything more than that guitar riff and refrain. Created by Crash Overdrive. The riff is sped up, a pounding 4/4 beat added and some big, crunchy Justice style bass is thrown in as well. Crash Overdrive is an apparently new remixer to the scene, judging by his Myspace profile views anyway. But hopefully he or she will be able to give a few more guilty pleasures the same reinvigorating treatment.