The Rolling Stones, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

The Rolling Stones, 'Sympathy for the Devil'

 

 

 

Writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Producer: Jimmy Miller
Released: Dec. ’68, London
Non-single

The inspiration for this hellish detour came from Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita, which depicts Satan having his way in 1930s Moscow. Richards struggled to find the right backing for Jagger’s menacing Dylan-esque lyrics, unsure “whether it should be a samba or a goddamn folk song,” he recalled. The Stones ended up giving the devil one of their best grooves, built on Rocky Dijon’s congas and Bill Wyman’s Bo Diddley-ish maracas. “Before, when we were just innocent kids out for a good time [the media said], ‘They’re evil, they’re evil,'” Richards said. “So that makes you start thinking about evil. . . . Everybody’s Lucifer.”

 

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