Too Much Blood

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: October-November 1982 & May-August 1983      Recording locations: Pathé Marconi
Studios, Paris, France; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; & The Hit Factory, New York City

Producers: The Glimmer Twins & Chris Kimsey        Chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Simmons (electronic) drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Jim Barber, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Keyboards: Chuck Leavell
Horns: CHOPS (The Sugarhill Horn Section)
Percussion (bongos, congas, etc.): Sly Dunbar and/or Martin Ditcham and/or Brahms Coundoul and/or Moustapha Cisse
 

Whoo!

I want to dance, I want to sing
I want to bust up everything, go m
ake some love
I want to dance, I want to sing
I want to bust up everything, go m
ake some love

I can feel it in the air, feel it up above
Feel the tension everywhere, there's too much blood
Too much blood, well all right

Ow!

Everything you see on the movie screen is changed
Everything (...)

A friend of mine was this Japanese, he had a girlfriend in Paris
He asked to date her for 6 months and then, eventually, she said yes
You know, he took her to his apartment, cut off her head
Put the rest of her body in the refrigerator, enter piece by piece
Put her in the refrigerator, put her in the freezer
And when he ate her, took her bones to the Bois de Boulogne
By chance, a taxi driver noticed him burying the bones
You don't believe me?
Truth is stranger than fiction, we drive there every day

I want to dance, I want to sing
I want to bust up everything, be number one

Yeah, I want to dance, I want to sing
I want to bust up everything and have some fun


I can feel it everywhere, feel it up above
Feel the tension in the air, there's too much blood
Too much blood
Too much, yeah, too much blood, all right - ow!

Did you ever see The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? Horrible, wasn't it?
You know, people ask me Is it really true, you know, where you live in Texas, is that really true what they do around there, people?
I say, Hey man, every time I drive through the crossroads I get scared, there's a bloke running round with a fucking chain saw

Ooh! Ooh!

Oh no, he's going to cut off...
Oh no, don't saw off me leg
Don't saw off me arm

When I go to the movies, you know, I'd like to see something more romantic, you know, like An Officer and a Gentleman or something
Something you can take the wife to, you know what I mean?

Ow! Too much, too much
Yeah

Too much
Too much, too much, too much, too much, too much


I want to dance, I want to sing
I want to bust up everything and have some fun

I want to dance, I want to sing
I want to bust up everything and make some love


I can feel it everywhere, feel it up above
Feel the tension in the air, there's too much blood
Too much blood
All right

Pretty lady don't be scared, pretty lady be scared, pretty lady don't be scared
Pretty lady don't despair, pretty lady don't despair
Good to see you, (...) what you love - ooh!

Yeah, too much, too much
Yeah

Too much blood, too much blood

Ow!

Too much, too much blood
Too much blood
Too much blood
Too much blood
Too much blood - owwwww!


 

TrackTalk

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. And (laughs) - 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. But it's very, it's very... it came out as a sort of anti-gratuitous cinema of violence. And it's a kind of anti-violent thing. But it's also a good dance track.

- Mick Jagger, 1984


I'm not a great rap(per)... It's just made up on the spot as well. It's completely extemporized, as well, most of it. A couple words I cleaned up; I don't mean clean up, just made better sounds. That was just rap off the top of my head. I didn't write it down, even.

- Mick Jagger, 1983

 
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