All Down The Line – Rolling Stones

The next song in the music library project is The Rolling Stones’ ‘All Down The Line’. I am reblogging Badfinger’s powerpop article about it, since that is where I first heard it (click on image below or go directly to the song at the end of this post). I was immediately impressed by it. I’m not a big Rolling Stones fan by any stretch but I have a few of their songs in my music library. I can appreciate why they are heralded as one of Rock n Roll’s greatest rock bands. Their live performances are something out of the ordinary. Few had the allure and charisma which Jagger possessed on stage and the ferocity of that instrumental backing power at their fingertips.

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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20 comments on “All Down The Line – Rolling Stones
  1. macalder02 says:

    Los que vivimos en vivo y en directo la presentaciones de esta legendaria banda de rock, el impacto que nos deja es poco comparable con lo que se dice de ellos. Se vive con ellos un pedazo de la cultura pop de esos memorables tiempo y que al día de hoy, a pesar del tiempo trascurrido, despiertan emociones a raudales. Muy bueno el vídeo y mejor la canción. Saludos.

  2. badfinger20 says:

    Thank you for linking me… one of my favorites off may be their best album Exile On Main Street.

    • It’s one of my favourites of them full stop. Probably because their big hits get saturated on the radio and in movies.

      • badfinger20 says:

        Start Me Up, Brown Sugar, and Jumping Jack Flash I think is what the radio thinks were their only songs at times.

      • Rolling Stones famous songs have been played ad nauseam at least as long as I have been living and for good reason – They are commercially appealing and kick arse. They aren’t my cup of tea in terms of inspiration, but I understand why they are so popular. It’s a bit like Queen – yes I get it the first time.

      • badfinger20 says:

        It’s odd how some bands or artists I can listen to over and over and not get tired of…lets say or me it would be…Beatles, Dylan, Van Morrison, and The Who…not everyone though…If I never hear the Eagles again…I would consider myself a lucky man.

      • I agree. The eagles I wouldn’t miss. However Don Henley’s solo records I would. Apart from a few early and late Beatles songs I wouldn’t miss as well… as difficult it is for me to admit that. Songs touch us in different ways.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I liked Henley’s albums more than the Eagles…I agree.

  3. selizabryangmailcom says:

    I like a lot of The Stones, but the most amazing thing to me is Mick’s amazing energy, even at his age. Or was, at least. I don’t know how he’s doing now after the heart stuff.
    But I just hope I’m running up and down and all around like him when I get into my ’70s!

  4. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Electric. The perfect word! 🙂

    • If I had thousands of women screaming at me my persona would probably convert into this electric mesh like Tron too haha.
      Like Dylan said ‘The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face’. Sorry I had to get that Dylan line in their somehow despite it being of little relevance.

  5. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Omg, I’m glad you did! What a beautiful line! I love that!
    Admittedly not too familiar not only with Dylan but musicians in general. But that’s just utter, pure poetry.
    It’s like the expression for a gang of crows that I love so much: a murder of crows.
    Who came up with that?! Such intense, bold imagery, and words that ordinarily don’t even belong together, which is my thing. Thanks !!!

    • That’s one of my favourite Dylan lines from my favourite song of his ‘Visions of Johanna’. I’m glad you liked it.
      ‘A murder of crows’? I don’t know who came up with that. You’re telling the story lol
      I hope you’re having a great day Stacey!

  6. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Lol, yeah, I meant “who came up with that?” rhetorically, like, who could have thought of such a phrase and why? I wasn’t asking you, lol !!! But it did sound like a direct question, didn’t it?

    You have a great day too, Matthew. We’re burning up here in L.A. But it’s supposed to get cooler tomorrow………*whew*………

    • I cross fingers you will have more refreshing weather tomorrow. Are you close to a beach? The weather here at high altitude stays pretty consistent all year round. We just have the dry and wet seasons being close to the equator. Australia had scorching hot weather during Summer.

  7. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Many thanks for good weather wishes.
    We are NOT close to the beach. It takes close to an hour to drive there.
    But years ago we did live near the beach, and it was niiiiiiiiiice!
    I’m glad your high altitude keeps you more or less constant. Niiiiiiiice!

    • 1 hour isn’t too far. Lucky you! I miss living on the coast in Australia. The only advantage here is you can drive a couple of hours down the Andes and experience jungle climate and excellent tourist parks etc. In contrast in Australia you would have to travel days to experience such a drastic change in the climate and environment. The biodiversity and ecology here also is spectacular.

  8. selizabryangmailcom says:

    How interesting!

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