May 31, 2015 – 4:40 pm

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Columbus 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio; May 30, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Chuck Yarborough,

The fact of the matter is that we WERE grateful that the Rolling Stones, who have been coming to Ohio since 1964, decided to make a return appearance to the Buckeye State. Even if it was a little - OK, a lot - further South than Cleveland, whom they last visited when Jimmy Carter was president, would’ve preferred. Jagger, who hasn’t gained an ounce since the doctor snipped his umbilical cord 71 years ago, remains the consummate showman. That’s necessary when you surround yourself with guys like guitarists Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards and drummer Charlie Watts (who actually SMILED during the show at least once).

Remarkably, the trademark Jagger strut has not gone away, or even lessened that much. And I think Bob Fosse’s estate owes him a commission because I truly believe it was Jagger who invented - or at the very least perfected - “jazz hands”… But let’s not kid ourselves. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ show was all about nostalgia. The set list - from opener “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” to the final encore “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” - it is all about trying to recapture, or at least remember, our lost youth…

But perhaps no song better captured the jam feel of the night better than “Midnight Rambler,” with Jaggers’ rockin’ harp solos. And it WAS a jam night. Many times, you could see Watts looking at Richards looking at Wood wondering when the heck Jagger was going to end a song. Truth be told, that DID lead to a couple of rather ragged endings. But more than that - MUCH more than that - it highlighted the difference between the sometimes sterile, calculated “rock” of today and what real rock ‘n’ roll was. I know it sounds like I’m an old fogie, standing on my porch and railing against “you kids today.” But the reality is that THIS is what rock ‘n’ roll is all about.

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Thanks to ironchef for recording and sharing the show at Dime (the fans are very grateful).

ironchef noted:

Recorded from Section E row 41 (Ronnie’s side on the floor). My seat was supposed to be quite a bit further back on the field, but they upgraded a bunch of us to the front section, so I ended up being much closer than expected. Despite the threat of rain and that there had been storms earlier in the evening, the weather was perfect for the show. I just love the fact that these guys are still going strong and are capable of putting on a sold show that is very entertaining besides the fact that they are living legends. Catch them while you can, and you won’t be disappointed. Long live the Stones! Enjoy!

Pictures by Bjornulf Vik, posted at - Thanks!

Sound Professionals CMC-08s > SP-SB10 (no bass roll-off) > Roland R05 > CoolEditPro > CD Wave > TLH

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:55 (3.2MB)
Track 102. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 103. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 104. Let’s Spend the Night Together 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 105. Tumbling Dice 5:27 (9.2MB)
Track 106. Doom and Gloom 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 107. Bitch 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 108. Wild Horses 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 109. Hang On Sloopy 1:23 (2.3MB)
Track 110. Paint It Black 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 111. Honky Tonk Women 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 112. Band introductions 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 113. Before They Make Me Run 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 114. Happy 4:47 (8.0MB)
64 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Midnight Rambler 12:21 (20.7MB)
Track 202. Miss You 8:26 (14.2MB)
Track 203. Gimme Shelter 7:36 (12.8MB)
Track 204. Start Me Up 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 205. Sympathy for the Devil 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 206. Brown Sugar 6:46 (11.4MB)
Track 207. encore break 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 208. You Can’t Always Get What You Want 9:20 (15.7MB)
Track 209. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 8:39 (14.5MB)
67 mins

Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Ron Wood
Charlie Watts
Darryl Jones - bass
Chuck Leavell - keyboards
Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler - backing vocals
Tim Ries and Karl Denson - saxophone

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  1. 25 Responses to “THE ROLLING STONES - COLUMBUS 2015”

  2. Concert date 5/31, posted 5/31? At this rate, we may see see shows posted before they’re even performed. Not bad - THAT would impress!

    By Happy Camper on May 31, 2015

  3. Hang on Sloopy?

    By Happy Camper on May 31, 2015

  4. Oops. Misread concert date. Got up too early. Better get some sleep tonight.

    By Happy Camper on May 31, 2015

  5. Nice to find and hear the Stones as fit as ever! Thanks a lot !!

    By Lodger on May 31, 2015

  6. “hang on sloopy” is the official rock song on the state of ohio. it is also the official song of the cleveland indians baseball team.

    i wonder what the stones would have done if that song were “sugar sugar” or “honey”?

    will they do “indiana wants me” at indianapolis? “achy breaky heart” in nashville? only time will tell.

    By barth on May 31, 2015

  7. barth , when we were kids there was a toronto band[little ceasar and the consels] that had a big regional hit here with their version .Really slowed down version.They even wore roman gladiator outfits when they played.

    By sluggo on May 31, 2015

  8. sluggo- that must have been quite a sight! they may have been influenced by sam the sham and the pharaohs. watch it now watch it watch it!

    no lip syncing for mr. samudio- i like when his voice breaks at 1:55 and he cracks up.

    that slower piano opening is very familiar. i know ive heard it near the end of another song but cant place it…

    By barth on May 31, 2015

  9. “Hang On Sloopy” is popular fight song of THE Ohio State University and is played by the marching band at literally all sporting functions that involve the band. It was first performed by the McCoys, an Ohio band that featured Rick Derringer. If the Indians are also using the song, they got it from the National Champion football Buckeyes. Yes, I am an alumni. Nice to see the Rolling Stones picked up on the tradition in this Zip Code Tour.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 1, 2015

  10. Johnny Kinkdom ,the toronto band little Caesar was ahead of the mcCoys with Sloopy .Caesar version was on the radio in the summer of 1965 while the
    McCoys version topped out the charts later in October of `65. Either way neither one was the first band to record it , the honour belongs to the Vibrations in 1964,

    By sluggo on Jun 1, 2015

  11. Barth I dig sam the sham..tex mex all the way..
    anyone recall a tv show of little red riding hood with sam the sham and eric burdon from the animals?

    By sluggo on Jun 1, 2015

  12. sluggo- i knew that riff that opens “my girl sloopy” by little caesar was familiar! there it is in the classic “you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling” by the righteous brothers at the 2:05 mark.

    By barth on Jun 1, 2015

  13. love this site everyone one talking about the music keep it up never thought that the stones whould do hang on sloopy though great info Johnny Kinkdom now it makes sense thanks

    By bronze medal on Jun 1, 2015

  14. this concert was the first one at that location in over 12 yrs back in 2003. and the last time the stones were at this location was in 97. contrary to reports it didnt sell out. the place held for this show 60000 and 55000 sold as of friday nite. this is the stones first time doing sloopy since 1966 even if it is only the chorus and the o-h-i-o crowd sing along. tickets on the 2ndary market were going for $4k apiece. wow! the last time the stones were in columbus was sept 05. nearly 10 yrs ago. sure wish m taylor would make an appearance.

    By darth on Jun 1, 2015


    By darth on Jun 2, 2015

  16. Thanks for the pre-Ohio history of Hang On Sloopy, Sluggo. And without any of the Darth-speak. Have a wonderful day!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 2, 2015

  17. Johnny Kinkdom I`ve often wondered who came up with the name Sloopy, I mean does anyone know anybody named Sloopy? LOL

    By sluggo on Jun 2, 2015

  18. Where Sloopy was born…

    By Happy Camper on Jun 3, 2015

  19. “sloopy” is apparently the late dorothy sloop a native of steubenville ohio who played piano and sang in new orleans. heres an interesting account:

    By barth on Jun 3, 2015

  20. Wow, barth-good find!

    And isn’t it interesting that nobody’s even interested in the main subject’s old songs…

    By Happy Camper on Jun 3, 2015

  21. Barth you definitely get an “attaboy” for that find.I had no idea where that name originated.thanks!

    By sluggo on Jun 3, 2015

  22. thx ppl glad i could help! sloopy had an interesting life. its good to see that someone did the proper research to keep her memory alive.

    By barth on Jun 3, 2015

  23. Nicely written!

    By MrJazz on Jun 4, 2015

  24. fabulous filming and fantastic sound -

    By darth on Jun 9, 2015

  25. Fascinating, but it’s still a terrible song.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Jun 12, 2015

  26. meh. a hot babe has legs like that u better get more them on the video. otherwise its an amateurish iPhone video with auto exposure with fair sound quality.

    orson barth welles

    By barth on Jun 12, 2015

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