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Nightmare Fuel / The Rolling Stones

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Of course, parents were scared of The Rolling Stones, because of their "bad boy" image. But this doesn't mean that their fans couldn't be sometimes too:

  • Beggars Banquet
    • "Sympathy for the Devil" is rather unsettling when you listen to its lyrics, as it's Satan bragging about his influence on humanity's vices and sins, with him showing no care for all the lives he's destroyed and all the damage he's done to the world. To be more specific, he takes full credit for condemning Jesus Christ to death by crucifixion, triggering the October Revolution and the rise of the USSR, aiding the Axis during World War II, pitting warring monarchs against each other for his personal amusement, assassinating the Kennedys, and turning murderous cultists loose on hapless travelers in India. It soon becomes clear that Lucifer was only half-serious in his confession of these crimes, arguing that humanity committed these atrocities to themselves through its blurring of the lines between good and evil, and he issues us this bone-chilling warning to those unfortunate enough to cross his path.
    So if you meet me, have some courtesy
    Have some sympathy, and some taste
    Use all your well-learned politesse
    Or I'll lay your soul to waste
  • Let It Bleed
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    • "Gimme Shelter", particularly Merry Clayton's screams of 'rape' and 'murder'.
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Goats Head Soup
    • Mick's face on the album cover, his head caught in a veil, is not something claustrophobic people would like to endure.
    • "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)":
      The police in New York City
      Chased a boy right through the park
      In a case of mistaken identity

      They put a bullet through his heart''
      • The same song also describes an underage drug death:
      A ten year old girl on a street corner
      Sticking needles in her arm
      She died in the dirt of an alleyway
      Her mother said she had no chance, no chance!
    • "Dancing With Mr. D."
      One night I was dancin' with a lady in black
      Wearin' black silk gloves and a black silk hat
      She looked at me longin' with black velvet eyes
      She gazed at me strange all cunning and wise
      Then I saw the flesh just fall off her bones
      The eyes in her skull was burning like coals

  • Undercover
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    • The song "Too Much Blood" is somewhat a comic violence song, about Jagger complaining there is too much blood today. But then he starts rapping about ''a real life murder and cannibalisation of a young women
      • The music video of "Too Much Blood" shows a girl looking at real-life horrifying imagery in her magazines and zapping past images on her TV screen that frighten her, one of them being a scene from Basket Case. The scaryness is played up by Mick's wide eyes and open mouth coming close to the camera. At one point he opens his refrigerator and sees chopped off heads inside. Cue to Richards and Wood chasing Jagger with chain saws after mowing down the door. Meanwhile the girl at home sees blood coming from her sink, telephone and her TV set.
      • The cover of the single shows Jagger's Nightmare Face in close-up!

  • Voodoo Lounge
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    • Inside the booklet and on the cover of the single "You Got Me Rocking" a horned devil is depicted with a Slasher Smile in the presence of card playing skeletons: [1] The image is extracted from mid 19th century French diorama sculptures. [2]

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