1968 Footage of the Rolling Stones Recording ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

Footage from the 1968 Jean-Luc Godard film Sympathy for the Devil shows The Rolling Stones recording the iconic song behind the title. Godard captured the band’s incredible creative process of sounding out the song through each instrument and Mick Jagger‘s vocals repeatedly until it was perfect.

This video delves into the story behind the song, including the unique blend of musical styles that sets it apart. The video also explores the song’s lasting impact on the music industry and its continued popularity in live performances. Join us as we take a closer look at this classic song and its place in rock and roll history.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.