For this week’s edition of Song Saturday, we’re looking back at a personal favorite from The Beacon Street Collection, “Stricken”.
This romantic up-beat song was written by Eric Stefani, Tony, Gwen and Tom and stands out as one of the highlights on the band’s independent release. “Stricken” features standout horns and piano and Gwen referred to it as her favorite from the album many times during live shows. The song was recorded over a weekend in February 1995 by Colin Mitchell in North Hollywood.
No Doubt played “Stricken” during their 1995 club tour frequently and performed a special acoustic version of it on Ska Parade in 1994.