Too Much Blood

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"Too Much Blood" is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1983 album Undercover.

Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Too Much Blood" is largely a Jagger composition. The song is a reflection of the many influences the Stones would have during their career in the mid-1980s. Jagger said at the time of its release, "I had made out a very honest burden of mind before everyone had arrived one night. It was just Charlie and Bill . And one of our roadies called Jim Barber, he was playing guitar on it too. And I just started playing this riff I had, with this middle part, I didn't have any words to it and then I just suddenly started rapping out these words which are the ones you hear."

The song itself deals with the growing depictions of violence in the media at the time and the case of
Issei Sagawa, with Jagger saying, "Well there was this scandalous, murderous story in France - it was a true story - about this Japanese guy who murdered this girl and it sort of captured the imagination of the French public, and the Japanese. The Russians wanted to make a movie out of it. So that was the first bit and then I started becoming more light-hearted about it, movies and all. came out as a sort of anti-gratuitous cinema of violence. And it's a kind of anti-violent thing."

Jagger uses a half-hearted rap delivery for some lines, saying at the time, "I'm...... ...
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