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Today’s Tuneage: “Sympathy”

We love all different kinds of music (well, not country), but there’s something about the songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin that have always resonated most with us. We’re not alone.  Go through Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all-time and the list is littered…

We love all different kinds of music (well, not country), but there’s something about the songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin that have always resonated most with us.

We’re not alone.  Go through Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all-time and the list is littered with contributions from these three bands.  And while we were born a little too late to personally experience these British supergroups at their respective zeniths, it’s amazing to see how their body of work is standing the test of time.

Today’s tuneage?  It’s one of our-all time favorite songs from The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil.”  The opening track off of the band’s 1968 Beggar’s Banquet album.

Enjoy …

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31 comments

dwb619 January 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Saw them in Clemson, and just this past June in Atlanta.
They are still “THE WORLDS GREATEST ROCK N ROLL BAND'”!

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mamatiger92 January 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Saw the Clemson show, too. Living Colour opened for them. Good times.

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9" January 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm Reply
TontoBubbaGoldstein January 6, 2016 at 9:10 pm

TBG was there, also.

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The Buzzman January 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Without question.

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dwb619 January 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm

You know they will open with Start Me Up, and close with Satisfaction, but the first three licks STILL make the hairs on the back of your neck STAND UP!!!!!!!

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Tazmaniac January 6, 2016 at 4:12 pm

It is amazing that these guys are still alive.

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The Buzzman January 6, 2016 at 7:01 pm

It’s time for us to start thinking about what kind of world we are leaving behind for Keith Richards.

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Ms.Rocky Verdud January 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Why would we care what kind of world we are leaving behind for a drug addict that poisoned so many minds?

Am I missing something? Just askin.

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The Buzzman January 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

It’s a JOKE, idiot.

All of them have abused their bodies to the max, or almost all of them, anyway. Keith Richards, reportedly, far more than the rest. He’s looked like death warmed only slightly over for the past three decades. So he’s apparently indestructible, and will be here when we are long gone.

Sheesh! How dense are you, anyway?

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dwb619 January 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

To dense to buy the last ticket when I want to go!

sparklecity January 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

There’s a reason its called CLASSIC Rock……”Fitster” ==Gen “X’er’s” like FITS finally get it!!!!!
Saw the Stones in Charlotte a few years back and was not disappointed one bit
Liked/enjoyed the Fleetwood Mac (complete with Christie McVeigh!!!) show in Charlotte last year and they were GREAT!!!
I’ve been to shitloads of rock concerts since 1969…But if I could take the “wayback” machine and could only choose one show…………it would have to be Dereck and the Dominoes…..If I could take a second trip for it would be The Alllman Brothers Band (when Duane was alive……..)
I was at the Rare Earth concert at Clemson back in October 1971 when they announced that Duane had been killed in a motorcycle accident. I don’t know what was worse…finding that out or while driving back to Spartanburg after the concert telling my girlfriend I had joined the Army…………
That being said, seeing Robert Cray in a nightclub setting ain’t bad at all……….I’d take seeing him at the Tabernacle in Atlanta or the Open Door in Charlotte over seeing the Stones or any other big named band in a big-assed stadium any day!!!!

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dwb619 January 6, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Sparkle,
You should read Bill Wyman’s book, “Stone Alone”.
He gives the Marshall Tucker band credit for
teaching the Stones how to party!

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sparklecity January 6, 2016 at 9:59 pm

I heard that!!!
I remember when Toy & Tommy were drafted and got sent to ‘Nam while FITS’ ass-hole buddy Donald Trump skillfully avoided the whole thing…
The Marshall Tucker Band did Spartanburg proud fer sure……I can still see Tommy’s mile long smile…………
I’ll check the book out…thanks
Just finished “One Year After” (in two days no less…) It’s the sequel to “One Second After”
Everybody needs to read both of them……..

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Uh huh January 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

“I remember when Toy & Tommy were drafted and got sent to ‘Nam while FITS’ ass-hole buddy Donald Trump skillfully avoided the whole thing.”

Bill Clinton did the same….

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9" January 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Before MT,it was Toy Factory.They opened for ABB at The Township when Duane was still alive.Best concert w/original band.

sparklecity January 7, 2016 at 8:03 pm

Wish I could have been there!!!!!
Before Toy Factory there was “Pax Parachute”…………

sparklecity January 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm

yeah but Clinton ain’t the loud-mouth obnoxious yankee ass hole who got a “lifeboat” from his daddy that Trump got
Ball back in your court…..

sparklecity January 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Who gives a fuck about Clinton??/
Dicks like you automatically think someone like me is a Clinton fan (I’m not…)
Go ahead and kiss the ass of a Mussolini clone all you want…you will regret it one day………
“Homie ain’t playing that game”…………

dwb619 January 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm

Wet Willie in THE FOX!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sparklecity January 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

How about Wet Willie at the “Sitar” in downtown Spartanburg…….
The “Sitar” was a “place” (if it even could have been called that…) directly across from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal building that existed from the late 60’s to early 70’s
At the start of the “Southern Rock’ genre every Southern Rock band played there. I guess I’ve seen just about every Southern Rock band that had an album there from 1970 – 1973 EXCEPT for the Allman Brothers Band.I distinctly remember the posters on the telephone poles and the marque announcing that they would be playing. I was 17 years old at the time and you were supposed to 18 to get in so I stayed home and missed seeing/hearing Duane kick ass. Knowing what I know now, I would have begged, bribed or fought to get in to be a part of that night. From what I’ve heard it was incredible (and I’m sure it was). There is a story in the Hub City Press book on music in Spartanburg that details the night (semi-humorous to boot!!).
No shit, I still want to kick myself in the ass every time I think of missing that performance from 46 years ago!!!
***********Come to think of it, if I could only have one trip in the ‘wayback” machine it would be that night in a dinky old former warehouse in Spartanburg that was hot as hell the in the summer, empty beer cans/bottles all over the place and Duane was playing the slide like no other person on earth could (then or now………….)*************** No auditorium can come close!!
BTW: The “Fox” is one fine place fer sure. The last time I was there was to see Loreena Mckennitt (the ‘queen” of Celtic/Middle Eastern/mystic music”. Her rabid fans are called “Loreena’s Minions” & I’m proud to be in that cohort!!!!!
Saw her in Asheville too!!!!!!
When I’m in a ‘foul mood” I play the “Mask & The Mirror” CD and all’s good!!!!! The old saying “music can calm the savage beast” is true…

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9" January 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

Here’s a snippet of original ABB 1970,throwing down the gauntlet.Live,no one was better than Duane:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcAph-PqJP0

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sparklecity January 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Thanks.
I clicked on that video and followed up with the video of the September 1970 Fillmore East concert (the one from the album of the same name…)
They were so young and had no idea of what lie ahead, Berry Oakley dying in a motorcycle wreck almost to the day in 1972…..(while I was wearing green baggy shit at Ft. Bragg………)
Any how, thank you so much for sharing. I’m in you debt…….
As far as I’m concerned the period of the fall of 1970 – fall of 1971 was the apex of what was to become known as “Southern Rock” and the Allman Brothers (with Duane at the helm) were the “tip of the spear”.
As far as I’m concerned that short beautiful period in the South died when Duane passed and it ain’t been the same since
Anyhoo, thank you from the bottom of my old hard heart and I wish you a good night………….
Regards. “Sparklecity”

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9" January 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm

All that hit me hard.My sister dated Gregg when they were ‘The Allmond Joys’ .You’re right.You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

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sparklecity January 8, 2016 at 9:49 am

My word…………………….
I bet you have some stories to tell!!!!!

The Buzzman January 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Just fucking incredible. Saw them 3 times in the ’70s, and every concert was mind-blowing. Including the surprise one at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. They were taking a break in the middle of their 1978 tour, staying in a luxury suite at Maison Sur Mer in MB — and the southeast’s version of Bill Graham, Cecil Corbett of Beach Club Promotions, got them to play the gig to a packed house of 3,000 insane local fans. Probably the smallest audience for a concert they’d had since they played a tiny venue in Valdosta GA in the ’60s.

Peter Tosh opened, and Jagger and Tosh sang together on “Don’t Look Back”, as they did at several of the shows on that tour.

Here’s the set list for that particular concert (“Don’t Look Back” not included — probably done at the last minute):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gkk64YYO2g

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sparklecity January 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Have you seen the movie Cadillac Records????

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9" January 7, 2016 at 11:05 am

MB was agreat show.War on Drugs people must hate KR.

He’s still rockin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnuXwiK8dFE

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The Buzzman January 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm

This goes along with the comment I made where I talked about the Stones in MB in 1978 — especially the amended part about learning that they’d played other small venues besides ours. Here’s the full Fort Worth Concert from the “Some Girls” tour:

http://www.popmatters.com/post/150390-one-night-only-the-rolling-stones-some-girls-live-in-texas-78/

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Ms.Rocky Verdud January 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Don’t ream me Boz. :)Cool posts on this thread.Very informative and nostalgic.

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