Sympathy for the Devil by Tim PrattThe Devil is known by many names: Serpent, Tempter, Beast, Adversary, Wanderer, Dragon, Rebel. His traps and machinations are the stuff of legends. His faces are legion. No matter what face the devil wears, Sympathy for the Devil has them all. Edited by Tim Pratt, Sympathy for the Devil collects the best Satanic short stories by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Stephen King, Kage Baker, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Kelly Link, China Mieville, Michael Chabon, and many others, revealing His Grand Infernal Majesty, in all his forms. Thirty-five stories, from classics to the cutting edge, exploring the many sides of Satan, Lucifer, the Lord of the Flies, the Father of Lies, the Prince of the Powers of the Air and Darkness, the First of the Fallen... and a Man of Wealth and Taste. Sit down and spend a little time with the Devil.
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It is the opening track on their album Beggars Banquet. Jagger sings in first person narrative as the Devil , [ citation needed ] boasting his role in each of several historical atrocities. The singer then ironically demands our courtesy towards him, implicitly chastising the listener for our collective culpability in the listed killings and crimes. In the documentary Crossfire Hurricane , Jagger stated that his influence for the song came from Baudelaire and from the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov 's novel The Master and Margarita which had just appeared in English translation in The book was given to him by Marianne Faithfull. In a interview with Rolling Stone , Jagger said, "I think that was taken from an old idea of Baudelaire 's, I think, but I could be wrong.
Mama Mia Let Me Go! A journey through the most intriguing lyrics and stories in rock music. Buy it on Amazon. I stuck around St. Petersburg When I saw it was a time for a change Killed the czar and his ministers Anastasia screamed in vain. In , The Rolling Stones had to start again, almost from scratch, and in some ways they did. After the album from the previous year, Their Satanic Majesties Request , it was necessary to get back on track and return to rock.
Top definition. Sympathy For The Devil unknown. The devil was kicked out of Heaven and most would feel sympathy for him, but what everyone should realize is that he deserved to be thrown out. I feel sorry for that baby rapist, because he got the death penalty. Man, that's sympathy for the devil you fool.
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In , Mick Jagger came out to his friends, parents and adoring public as an antichrist. But it was an idea I got from French writing. And I just took a couple of lines and expanded on it. Producer Jimmy Miller put a mike in the control room to record them, but their takes were scrapped and re-recorded by Jagger, Richards and Miller in LA. Bad luck, scary supernatural theorists! This tickled the band no end.