Gimme Shelter  

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"It was a very moody piece about the world closing in on you a bit ... When it was recorded, early '69 or something, it was a time of war and tension, so that's reflected in this tune. It's still wheeled out when big storms happen, as they did the other week [during Hurricane Sandy]. It's been used a lot to evoke natural disaster." --Mick Jagger on NPR in 2012


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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

"Gimme Shelter" is a song by the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones. It first appeared as the opening track on the band's 1969 album Let It Bleed. Although the first word was spelt "Gimmie" on that album, subsequent recordings by the band and other musicians have made "Gimme" the customary spelling.

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Gimme Shelter (documentary)




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