Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I like the story behind this song.


Don't Come Around Here No More is the third track on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1985 album Southern Accents and one of Tom Petty's biggest hits. It was a collaboration with David A. Stewart of Eurythmics. The original inspiration was a romantic encounter that Stewart had with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. On The Howard Stern Show, Dave Stewart explained that the title's phrase was actually uttered by Stevie. She had broken up with Don Henley the night before, and invited Dave Stewart to her place for a party after an early Eurythmics show in L.A. Dave didn't know who she was at the time, but went anyway. When the party goers all disappeared to a bathroom for a couple of hours to snort cocaine, he decided to go upstairs to bed. He woke up at 5am to find Stevie Nicks in his room trying on Victorian clothing and described the entire scenario as very much reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Later that morning, she told Don Henley, "Don't come around here no more".

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