Happy Halloween Boys and Ghouls. This is it. The final post. The ultimate rock and roll number. Tonight’s the night. Play your games. Have your fun. And don’t stray too far from the light. There’s a chill in the air. A change in the season.
Please allow me to excuse myself. I have been at this post for quite some time. And you ‘young rock and roll archaeologist’ on your quest, have chosen… Wisely.
The most perfect distillation of guitars, drums, bass and Woo Woo’s. Sympathy For The Devil is the national anthem of rock and roll. There is no greater incantation that can be performed before the faithful masses. Bongos and all.
I was around when the 80’s peaked and I saw the last hurrah of the 20th century with my own eyes in real time. I rode a train and held a iPod MK I when the towers fell and the end began. I watched and winced as our Kings and Queens (and Guillotines) took their place along side the Thin White Duke and Prince.
I played the game for two decades in the future where music had less and less value and opinions were either for or against.
The worlds greatest rock and roll band were forever changed in 2021. Not their first run in with mortality, but this one felt different. No Charlie. Unthinkable.
You could be as fundamentally rock and roll as Motörhead, Jane’s Addiction or Guns N’ Roses and you’d not do justice to The Rolling Stones dark crowning achievement. The full history of mankind and it’s twisted tale of The Underworld (Camden or otherwise) in the length of a pop song. Rock and Roll means well, but it can’t help telling young boys lies.
Number One in the run down of greatest rock and roll songs of all time. I will not be taking any questions at this time.
Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
He really does have the best tunes doesn’t he?