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Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: BrianJones1969 ()
Date: March 14, 2010 08:56

Hey, gang... what do you all remember of the Rolling Stones' Michael Jackson-esque-sounding single, "Too Much Blood," released as a single and music video in 1984? It even got a dance remix around 1985. But it was never performed live by the Stones, if I recall correctly.





Jackson, who died in June of 2009, released the "Thriller" single and video in 1984, too.

However, I dig the scenes where guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood use chainsaws to attack Mick. This is the part of the video that one may compare to "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

~Ben



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2010-03-14 08:57 by BrianJones1969.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Blueranger ()
Date: March 14, 2010 12:29

I like it very much. They where exploring new land with this one. I think it was as very brave move and SONG.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: March 14, 2010 13:20

Great song, had a lot of air play but can't recall it was released as a single back then

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Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: electricmud ()
Date: March 14, 2010 13:46

Released in december 1984, US 12` only:





Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Rip This ()
Date: March 14, 2010 14:38

.......so much for the argument that Keith Richards doesn't calculate the market like Jagger......nevertheless...I still like the beat...

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Date: March 14, 2010 20:20

What about Keith calculating the market? This song is practically a Jagger solo venture.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Date: March 14, 2010 20:28

Jagger looks great @ 5:00 - 5:05. One of the times that his new style of dancing really works.
Who is the guy on congas?

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Blueranger ()
Date: March 14, 2010 20:41

Who's the chick in the video anyway?

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Rip This ()
Date: March 14, 2010 20:51

Quote
Palace Revolution 2000
What about Keith calculating the market? This song is practically a Jagger solo venture.

that's exactly the point.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: March 15, 2010 00:18

one of the worst things they've ever done. A collision of Lame and Awful.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: March 15, 2010 02:04

GAZILLION BILLION GILLION times better than Streets O' Love.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: guitarbastard ()
Date: March 15, 2010 02:08

i like the groove and the horns!

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: March 15, 2010 02:21

Excellent track - one of my favourites of the last 30 years. The sound...the beat - real fine recording

Impossible to get it to swing, when playing it with ones band or by oneself, btw



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Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: soulsurvivor1 ()
Date: March 15, 2010 05:55

Good Grief

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: March 15, 2010 05:57

I remember that it stinks.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: benon again ()
Date: March 15, 2010 09:33

Video is terrible kitsch.Feel on baby would be much better.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: UGot2Rollme ()
Date: March 15, 2010 10:14

the true story that it is based on is grotesque. The guy got away with murder and is now a semi-celebrity in Japan.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: March 15, 2010 10:33

Quote
Palace Revolution 2000
Jagger looks great @ 5:00 - 5:05. One of the times that his new style of dancing really works.

"Lazy man's Michael Jackson"...

Seeing the video after soooo maaanyyy years I can't help noticing that it was a bigger Thriller rip off than I thought at the time. This video is good evidence of the hugeness and impact of Jacko.

But: it was probably the last time The Stones actually tried hard to be "current" and follow the trends.

Funny though how different this video and song is compared to "She Was Hot" that was a pure retro song to be reflected in the video costumes as well...

It would be intersting to know how much the invention of video as an important media had effect to the actual song-writing... the lyrics of "Undercover of the Night", "Too Much Blood" and "She Was Hot" are so visual, descriptive, almost like video scripts... There is not much metaphors - a'la "Start Me Up", "She's So Cold", "Emotional Rescue" - that are much more difficult to translate into the film (well, "Neighbours" is expection - and about the only song written for TATTOO YOU...)

- Doxa



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-03-15 10:34 by Doxa.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: March 15, 2010 10:41

Listen closely to the guitar work on Too much blood. It is amazing how they managed to
put down that "new wave" sound in a perfect way. According to timeisonourside Jim Barber
is playing on the song. Is he the one who played this guitar track?

And an interesting question by Doxa here. I am not sure though if the influence of MTV
was so big that it effected Mick's lyrics. I think most songs of Some Girls do have descriptive
lyrics too. I don't think "When the whip comes down" would make a very well received
video though.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: hot stuff ()
Date: March 15, 2010 15:17

Didn't really like it much until the new remaster of it came out...Its sounds amazing now...You can hear it very clear and mick's yelling
has been toned down on the remaster....Wow....It shows how great the Stones really are...If you haven't played the new remaster of it you won't really appreciate as much!
The entire album SOUNDS 100% better now.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: March 15, 2010 15:27

I always liked it.

Kinda funny that the 3 songs they released as singles from this album (undercover, She Was Hot, Too Much Blood) all managed to have their videos banned and/or censored at some point for various reasons.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: hot stuff ()
Date: March 15, 2010 15:34

Gazza, you are ahead of your time...Do you know who the girl is on She was Hot Video? I never did think she was hot...Looked way to old for my tastes back in the day...ha.. Never seen her before or after...

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: March 15, 2010 15:43

Quote
UGot2Rollme
the true story that it is based on is grotesque. The guy got away with murder and is now a semi-celebrity in Japan.

Spot on. Not only that but..get this...he even writes restaurant reviews. eye popping smiley

[en.wikipedia.org]



This is the victim,Renée Hartevelt.




There are actually photos of the crime scene on the internet. They're not for the faint-hearted.



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Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: March 15, 2010 16:13

Quote
hot stuff
Gazza, you are ahead of your time...Do you know who the girl is on She was Hot Video? I never did think she was hot...Looked way to old for my tastes back in the day...ha.. Never seen her before or after...

Anita Morris

[en.wikipedia.org]

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: hot stuff ()
Date: March 15, 2010 16:35

Thanks loog, she looks so old but sadly died so young..Wonder if Mick knew her and thats why he used her for the video?

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: cc ()
Date: March 15, 2010 16:38

Quote
marcovandereijk
Listen closely to the guitar work on Too much blood. It is amazing how they managed to
put down that "new wave" sound in a perfect way. According to timeisonourside Jim Barber
is playing on the song. Is he the one who played this guitar track?

I assume so. Otherwise why would he be on the track? I've puzzled over this too.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: toomuchforme ()
Date: March 15, 2010 17:21

Bois de Boulogne drive everyday. I do really ! I live close.

"we know it's a bit late but we hope you don't mind if we stay"

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 15, 2010 18:34

Quote
skipstone
GAZILLION BILLION GILLION times better than Streets O' Love.
my thoughts exactly.this tune rocks !

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: March 15, 2010 18:51

Quote
hot stuff
Gazza, you are ahead of your time...Do you know who the girl is on She was Hot Video? I never did think she was hot...Looked way to old for my tastes back in the day...ha.. Never seen her before or after...

As said above, its Anita Morris, who sadly died of cancer a few years ago in her mid 40s.

Her most famous film role was a couple of years after the 'She was hot' video when she played Danny De Vito's love interest in 'Ruthless People' - a movie which of course featured Mick Jagger singing the title song.

Re: Too Much Blood (1984)
Posted by: hot stuff ()
Date: March 15, 2010 18:53

Thanks Gazza..
Great songs-----Too Much Blood and She was hot!

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