History DealWithTheDevil / Music

18th Jun '16 7:38:46 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XEaAaLRVYo music video]] for the song ''Nameless World'' by Skip The Use shows a man driving to a place specified in his record contract with a Mr. Behemoth. On his way there, he's hit by a truck driven by a man that looks like the devil...and in that moment the man realizes what exactly his record contract was.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XEaAaLRVYo music video]] for the song ''Nameless World'' by Skip The Use shows a man driving to a place specified in his record contract with a Mr. Behemoth. On his way there, he's hit by a truck driven by a man that looks like the devil...and in that moment the man realizes what exactly his record contract was.was.
* The song "Devil Came with a Smile" by Music/APaleHorseNamedDeath is about a rockstar who wants the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle. It doesn't last long, of course.
8th May '16 6:09:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* The song ''Demolition Lovers'' off of ''I Brought You My Bullets...'' and most of the album ''Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge'' by MyChemicalRomance were supposed to operate on a story line that [[OutlawCouple a somewhat nefarious pair of lovers]] are killed in a hail of bullets. The man gets to Hell, finds out the woman is still alive, and then makes a deal with the devil -- he'll kill 1000 evil men in order to get his life back and be with his woman. However, the band is [[TheBlackParade a fail at sticking to story lines]] when they decide to make a concept album, so you just have to [[WordOfGod trust them on this]].

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* The song ''Demolition Lovers'' off of ''I Brought You My Bullets...'' and most of the album ''Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge'' by MyChemicalRomance were supposed to operate on a story line that [[OutlawCouple a somewhat nefarious pair of lovers]] are killed in a hail of bullets. The man gets to Hell, finds out the woman is still alive, and then makes a deal with the devil -- he'll kill 1000 evil men in order to get his life back and be with his woman. However, the band is [[TheBlackParade [[Music/TheBlackParade a fail at sticking to story lines]] when they decide to make a concept album, so you just have to [[WordOfGod trust them on this]].
14th Apr '16 9:08:26 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* A Deal With The Devil was made by the bass player of the virtual band Music/{{Gorillaz}}, Murdoc Niccals, but with no lethal consequence. He changed his middle name to Faust, and got Satan's bass guitar, ''El Diablo'' in return. (He was marked as a Satanist from the day he was born -- his birthdate is 6 June 1966, which made his 40th birthday 06/06/06.)
** Recent media has shown that there ''was'' quite a price to pay. Turns out the devil came back to pick up his payment, but wasn't too particular about who he took to Hell, snatching guitarist Noodle in lieu of Murdoc.
** But not even Beezelbub is allowed to jeopardize the fame and fortune the band brings to Murdoc, so he went down to Hell and tracked Noodle down and rescued her. It also doesn't hurt to mention that she's his MoralityPet.
** Except [[spoiler:recent news says he didn't find her, and the current Noodle is actually an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]]. Then again, Murdoc has been drunk constantly for quite a while and keeps changing the story, so he's just a teeny bit of an UnreliableNarrator.]]
** [[spoiler:The Noodle he currently has is definitely an android. There are, however, suggestions in recent releases that the real Noodle is injured but alive; if she was ever in Hell in the first place, the evidence suggests she pulled a LikeABadassOutOfHell stunt on her own.]]
** [[spoiler:Her location during her MIA period has not been confirmed, but real Noodle is alive and kicking, according to the "On Melancholy Hill" video. She and Russel are heading to Plastic Beach, and one assumes Murdoc isn't gonna enjoy the confrontation. There are suggestions on his Twitter page that he did try to find her; he seemed to panic when finding out she was alive and instantly rushed to help, so he may indeed have [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes cared enough to try to find her last time]].]]

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* A Deal With The Devil was made by the bass player of the virtual band Music/{{Gorillaz}}, Murdoc Niccals, but with no lethal consequence. He changed his middle name to Faust, and got Satan's bass guitar, ''El Diablo'' in return. (He was marked as a Satanist from the day he was born -- his birthdate is 6 June 1966, which made his 40th birthday 06/06/06.)
** Recent media has shown that there ''was'' quite a price to pay.
) Turns out the devil came back to pick up his payment, but wasn't too particular about who he took to Hell, snatching guitarist Noodle in lieu of Murdoc.
** But
Murdoc. However, not even Beezelbub is allowed to jeopardize the fame and fortune the band brings to Murdoc, so he went down to Hell and tracked Noodle down and rescued her. It also doesn't hurt to mention that she's his MoralityPet.
**
MoralityPet. Except [[spoiler:recent news says [[spoiler: he didn't find her, and the current Noodle is actually an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots android]]. Then again, Murdoc has been drunk constantly for quite a while and keeps changing the story, so he's just a teeny bit of an UnreliableNarrator.]]
** [[spoiler:The Noodle he currently has is definitely an android. There are, however, suggestions in recent releases that the real Noodle is injured but alive; if
If she was ever in Hell in the first place, the evidence suggests she pulled a LikeABadassOutOfHell stunt EscapedFromHell on her own.]]
** [[spoiler:Her
own. Her location during her MIA period has not been confirmed, but real Noodle is alive and kicking, according to the "On Melancholy Hill" video. She and Russel are heading to Plastic Beach, and one assumes Murdoc isn't gonna enjoy the confrontation. There are suggestions on his Twitter page that he did try to find her; he seemed to panic when finding out she was alive and instantly rushed to help, so he may indeed have [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes cared enough to try to find her last time]].]]
7th Jan '16 8:12:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Party of the First Part'' is a song/spoken word piece by {{Bauhaus}}, where a rather dim woman gets conned out of her soul by a ''hilariously'' obvious demon (it says "Beelzebub" on his ''business card'', for pity's sake) in return for short-lived musical fame.

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* ''Party of the First Part'' is a song/spoken word piece by {{Bauhaus}}, Music/{{Bauhaus}}, where a rather dim woman gets conned out of her soul by a ''hilariously'' obvious demon (it says "Beelzebub" on his ''business card'', for pity's sake) in return for short-lived musical fame.
30th Oct '15 5:07:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Devil Went Down to Georgia'', as mentioned below in the VideoGames entry for ''GuitarHero III''). The song could be considered an inversion of the trope as the "main character" (or as far as a song can have one) actually comes off better after a deal with the Devil and wins a Golden Fiddle in a fiddle contest.

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* ''The Devil Went Down to Georgia'', as mentioned below in the VideoGames entry for ''GuitarHero ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III''). The song could be considered an inversion of the trope as the "main character" (or as far as a song can have one) actually comes off better after a deal with the Devil and wins a Golden Fiddle in a fiddle contest.



** Until the GuitarHero version, which was so ridiculously NintendoHard that the Devil winds up winning most of the time. It actually upset Charlie Daniels because it undermined the message of the song.

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** Until the GuitarHero ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' version, which was so ridiculously NintendoHard that the Devil winds up winning most of the time. It actually upset Charlie Daniels because it undermined the message of the song.
3rd Oct '15 4:20:44 PM KingLyger
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* Music/{{Lordi}}'s song "Devil is a Loser" mocks someone for making a deal with the devil, because the devil is, well, a loser.
5th Jun '15 7:03:36 PM Exusia
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---* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XEaAaLRVYo music video]] for the song ''Nameless World'' by Skip The Use shows a man driving to a place specified in his record contract with a Mr. Behemoth. On his way there, he's hit by a truck driven by a man that looks like the devil...and in that moment the man realizes what exactly his record contract was.
27th Apr '15 10:26:34 AM beergood
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* Kris Kristofferson's "To Beat The Devil" has him meet up with old Nick in a bar and being showed how to write a hit song in exchange for accepting that his music will never matter. He ends up [[LyricSwap rewriting the Devil's song]] to fit his own ideas.
-->I ain't sayin' I beat the devil
-->But I drank his beer for nothin', and then I stole his song.
6th Feb '15 5:23:15 PM Patachou
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* {{Vocaloid}}'s ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Madness of Duke Venomania]]'' has said duke ([[{{vocaloid}} Gakupo]]) who in his childhood was mocked and taunted by others. In his adulthood, he made a deal with the devil to make him have irresistble charisma to women, having them flock to his mansion's basement to be his harem.

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* {{Vocaloid}}'s Blues singers Music/RobertJohnson and Tommy Johnson alledgedly sold their sold to the devil, according to legend.
* Music/IgorStravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" is about a soldier who makes a deal with the devil and tries to outsmarten the devil, which fails.
* Music/{{Vocaloid}}'s
''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Madness of Duke Venomania]]'' has said duke ([[{{vocaloid}} Gakupo]]) who in his childhood was mocked and taunted by others. In his adulthood, he made a deal with the devil to make him have irresistble charisma to women, having them flock to his mansion's basement to be his harem.



* Both {{Eminem}} and KanyeWest have compared becoming famous to making a deal with the devil, Shady on "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" and Kanye on "Eyes Closed" and GOOD Music's "2010 BET Cypher".

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* Both {{Eminem}} Music/{{Eminem}} and KanyeWest Music/KanyeWest have compared becoming famous to making a deal with the devil, Shady on "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" and Kanye on "Eyes Closed" and GOOD Music's "2010 BET Cypher".



* The Trans-Siberian Orchestra RockOpera ''Beethoven's Last Night'' is based on a variation/inversion of this trope, as Mephistopheles offers to return a dying LudwigVanBeethoven's soul -- in exchange for which, all of Beethoven's works would be forever erased from history, and his name would never be known to future generations. [[spoiler:The soul wasn't Mephistopheles' to begin with...]]

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* The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Music/TransSiberianOrchestra RockOpera ''Beethoven's Last Night'' ''Music/BeethovensLastNight'' is based on a variation/inversion of this trope, as Mephistopheles offers to return a dying LudwigVanBeethoven's Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's soul -- in exchange for which, all of Beethoven's works would be forever erased from history, and his name would never be known to future generations. [[spoiler:The soul wasn't Mephistopheles' to begin with...]]



-->Why be a fool when you can chase away\\

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-->Why --> ''Why be a fool when you can chase away\\



And they'll never swim away

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And they'll never swim awayaway''



* {{Kamelot}}'s albums, ''Epica'' and ''The Black Halo'' are two halves of a RockOpera based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''.
* "RedRightHand", by NickCave & the Bad Seeds, is about this.

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* {{Kamelot}}'s Music/{{Kamelot}}'s albums, ''Epica'' and ''The Black Halo'' are two halves of a RockOpera based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''.
* "RedRightHand", "RedRightHand" from ''Music/LetLoveIn'', by NickCave Music/NickCave & the Bad Seeds, is about this.



* Subverted by FrankZappa in his song "Titties and Beer", about a biker who calls the devil's bluff. Apparently, you're not ''supposed'' to want to sell your soul.
* The Canadian band GreatBigSea did this according to their song ''Straight to Hell''. Strangely enough, both sides get exactly what they want: A life of Rock and Roll in exchange for One Eternal Soul. The chorus:

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* Subverted by FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa in his song "Titties and Beer", Beer" from ''Music/ZappaInNewYork'' and ''Music/{{Lather}}'', about a biker who calls the devil's bluff. Apparently, you're not ''supposed'' to want to sell your soul.
* The Canadian band GreatBigSea Music/GreatBigSea did this according to their song ''Straight to Hell''. Strangely enough, both sides get exactly what they want: A life of Rock and Roll in exchange for One Eternal Soul. The chorus:



* Orpheus makes one with Hades in the folk opera {{Hadestown}}

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* Orpheus makes one with Hades in the folk opera {{Hadestown}}Music/{{Hadestown}}



* The Mick Ryan song ''The Widow's Promise'', alternatively called ''The Widow'' or ''The Widow and the Devil'', has a humorous twist where a lonely widow offers her soul in exchange for the HornyDevil satisfying her in bed. The widow proves literally insatiable, and the Devil ends up giving up in exhaustion. Then he finds out to his horror that there's nothing stopping her from trying the deal again the next night, and flatly refuses to show up.

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* The Mick Ryan song ''The Widow's Promise'', alternatively called ''The Widow'' or ''The Widow and the Devil'', has a humorous twist where a lonely widow offers her soul in exchange for the HornyDevil satisfying her in bed. The widow proves literally insatiable, and the Devil ends up giving up in exhaustion. Then he finds out to his horror that there's nothing stopping her from trying the deal again the next night, and flatly refuses to show up.up.
* "Friend of the Devil" by Music/TheGratefulDead from ''Music/AmericanBeauty'', where a man escapes from jail with help from the Devil, but ends up chasing him in the end.
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12th Dec '14 8:56:30 AM Patachou
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* This is the theme of Weber's opera ''Theatre/DerFreischuetz'', in which the Devil supplies magic bullets. It was later adapted by TomWaits into a rock opera, ''The Black Rider'':

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* This is the theme of Weber's opera ''Theatre/DerFreischuetz'', in which the Devil supplies magic bullets. It was later adapted by TomWaits Music/TomWaits into a rock opera, ''The Black Rider'':''Music/TheBlackRider'':
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