Listen to The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ from FUBAR, Ep 1 as Luke sets fire to the dumpster

New Schwarzenegger drama FUBAR features stellar music on its soundtrack

With the new Arnold Schwarzenegger drama FUBAR currently the #5 most-watched TV series on the platform worldwide, I thought it was time to look at some of the music on the series’ soundtrack.

Songs like The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil‘, which is played on FUBAR, Episode 1, “Take Your Daughter To Work Day“.

It is the track heard at the beginning of the episode as we are introduced to Luke (Schwarzenegger) who is lighting a cigar then throwing it into a dumpster he has just poured lighter fluid into.

Thus setting the dumpster on fire.

The cool almost hypnotic samba rock song continues playing as Luke strolls down the alley, gets in his car, then calls emergency services about the fire as he drive away.

When was The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil‘ released?

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil‘ was the first track on the English rock band’s ninth studio album Beggars Banquet, which came out in December, 1968 on the Decca record label.

The song was written by the legendary partnership of the band’s Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and is now considered to be one of the best rock songs of the last century.

The lyrics of the song are written from the perspective of Satan who is talking about the many terrible things mankind has done to each other.

Interestingly too, the now-iconic Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg were responsible for the backing vocals.

Upon release, the song was a hit for the English band, charting in 20 countries and earning its highest placement at #2 in Denmark.

The track also made it to both a #10 spot on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and a #55 placement on the Billboard Hot 100 in America.

‘Sympathy for the Devil‘ was eventually certified Gold in Germany, and Platinum in the UK and Italy. It is now thought of as one of the most iconic of The Rolling Stones many releases.

Listen to The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil‘ as heard on FUBAR in the video, and on the legendary band’s Beggars Banquet album — the 50th Anniversary edition.

As for FUBAR, all 8 episodes of the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.


About Steve Reynolds

Obsessed with anime and manga. Desperate for time to stop with only me left moving in the world. Then I'd have the time needed to watch the 543 anime DVDs I own, and read the more than 1,000 manga.