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Keith Richards isolated guitar on Rolling Stones “Sympathy For the Devil”

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Keith Richards isolated guitar on Rolling Stones “Sympathy For the Devil”

Keith Richards is without doubt one of the greatest guitarists of all time. With the Rolling Stones he presented us with amazing riffs and melodies. “Sympathy For the Devil” is for sure one of the band’s most famous songs. And now you have the opportunity to hear the incredible and raw Keith Richards isolated guitar on the song.

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Hear Keith Richards isolated guitar on Rolling Stones “Sympathy For the Devil”

The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The original title of the tune was “The Devil Is My Name”, having earlier been called “Fallen Angels”.

Mick Jagger sings from the devil’s perspective talking about many historical atrocities.

In a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone, Jagger talked about the song, saying:

“I think that was taken from an old idea of Baudelaire’s, I think, but I could be wrong. 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.”

It was Richards idea to the tempo and use additional percussion, adding more samba to the folk song.

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