Sympathy For The Devil Analysis

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In this essay I am going to discuss a song called Sympathy for the Devil written and performed by a band named The Rolling Stones. I am going to look at the historical context and influences within this song. I am also going to look at the style, genre, harmonies, and melodic language. The Rolling stones are a rock band which were form in London, England 1962. The original band member when they formed were, Mick Jagger as lead vocalist, Keith Richards as lead guitarist, Brian Jones as rhythm guitarist, Bill Wyman as the bassist, Ian Stewart as pianist and Charlie Watts on percussion. Even though these made the original line up for the band, there has been many replacements over the years, Ronnie Wood has been in tandem with Keith Richards since Wyman left in 1993, and Darryl Jones replace him and is still in the band to this day. For a long period of time the band was led by Brian Jones, until Richards and Jagger became the main song writers and took leadership and management of the band. The historical movement in music called the British Invasion (1964 - 1965), it was a movement where a lot of British music was getting know and appreciated over in America and having certain influence on how Americas music started to develop. The Rolling Stones was…show more content…
Sometimes when I look at my Baudelaire books, I can't see it in there. But it was an idea I got from French writing*. And I just took a couple of lines and expanded on it. I wrote it as sort of like a Bob Dylan song. And you can see it in this movie Godard shot called Sympathy for the Devil, which is very fortuitous, because Godard wanted to do a film of us in the studio. I mean, it would never happen now, to get someone as interesting as Godard. And stuffy. We just happened to be recording that song. We could have been recording My Obsession. But it was Sympathy for the Devil, and it became the track that we used. (Jagger,

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