Posted on October 16, 2021
Song of the Day: Sympathy for the Devil
Today’s song is Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones.
This song is from the late 60’s, but it could have come from any decade and been excellent.
It’s frustrating that there was such a hub-bub from stupid parents thinking this was an occult message.
It’s just a song. If something this melodic pissed them off, I think they’d run screaming from metal artists like Megadeath or Korn.
It was a bizarre cultural turning point.
Fun to know that this song makes use of bongos, maracas and the cowbell.
I’m a sucker for the piano on this. It keeps the tone so well.
The instrumentation in this track is excellent, but those lyrics make this song.
It’s the perspective. Knowing that this song works in context and still keeps such a groove is fun.
That rhythm just works.
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