Watch The Rolling Stones’ 1981 Performance Of “Beast Of Burden”

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The Rolling Stones performed “Beast of Burden” on December 18, 1981 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Roads, VA. For the two-hour concert, they powered through a 25-song set including an encore. It’s one of the last two shows of their massively successful tour in support of their album “Tattoo You.”

They kicked off their live performance with “Under My Thumb” and halfway through their set, they tore through “Beast of Burden” which you can check out below. The song was featured on their 1978 LP “Some Girls.” Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Jagger said: “Lyrically, this wasn’t particularly heartfelt in a personal way. It’s a soul begging song, an attitude song. It was one of those where you get one melodic lick, break it down and work it up; there are two parts here which are basically the same.”

1981 Hampton Coliseum Setlist

1. Under My Thumb
2. When the Whip Comes Down
3. Let’s Spend the Night Together
4. Shattered
5. Neighbours
6. Black Limousine
7. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (The Temptations cover)
8. Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran cover)
9. Going to a Go-Go (The Miracles cover)
10. Let Me Go
11. Time Is on My Side (Kai Winding & His Orchestra cover)
12. Beast of Burden
13. Waiting on a Friend
14. Let It Bleed
15. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
16. Little T&A (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
17. Tumbling Dice
18. She’s So Cold
19. Hang Fire
20. Miss You
21. Start Me Up
22. Honky Tonk Women
23. Brown Sugar
24. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

25. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

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