Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones

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?


21 thoughts on “Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones

  1. Thank you thank you for all the musical knowledge, variety, passion and humor you have put into SFTD. I always looked forward to 9pm EST to see what you would post. You’ve moved me, made me think and made me laugh. Thanks man. I missed the first go round and felt like I came in during the middle of the second. Will there be a third? We can only hope but if not all the best to you and keep enjoying the music.

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  2. Somehow this felt appropriate…..

    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
    Ground Control to Major Tom (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
    Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
    Check ignition and may God’s love be with you (two, one, liftoff)
    This is Ground Control to Major Tom
    You’ve really made the grade
    And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
    Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare
    “This is Major Tom to Ground Control
    I’m stepping through the door
    And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
    And the stars look very different today
    For here
    Am I sitting in a tin can
    Far above the world
    Planet Earth is blue
    And there’s nothing I can do
    Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
    I’m feeling very still
    And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
    Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
    Can you hear me, Major Tom?
    Can you hear me, Major Tom?
    Can you hear me, Major Tom?
    Can you “Here am I floating ’round my tin can
    Far above the moon
    Planet Earth is blue
    And there’s nothing I can do

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  3. I hope someday you return, or I hope you keep reading the blogs. Enjoyed your stuff Steve. You are great writer and if anything we share a connection with the double live Aerosmith Done With Mirrors album! I’m glad I made you spend your money wisely!
    Cheers Pal,


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  4. I read all the other comments and they were all correct. It was hard to click on this one. I’ve been avoiding this last posting. I knew it was coming, it happened, I should man up and face it. You know my thoughts on the ending of SFTD, and that I respect your choice and I wish you all the everything in every damn thing you do next. And I hope to see you in the comments on other blogs. And it ends on the Stones. It had to be the Stones. My band. Oh yes. And I hold out hope that SFTD will return, wild-eyed with both barrels blazing and hair afire, at some point in the (near?) future. This has been a service to humanity, and it is needed. Maybe you’ll come back when you senses the world needs you most. There’s a candle in the window for you.

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