|All Right Now|
|Fire and Water|
|Source||Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock|
|Release||19 May 2009|
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|Keys||No Part||No Part|
|Big Rock Ending|
All Right Now is a song by Free.
In the CD Molton Gold - An Anthology, Free drummer Tom Mautner explains:
- "'All Right Now' was created after a bad gig in Durham, England. Our repertoire at that time was mostly slow and medium paced blues songs which was alright if you were a student sitting quietly and nodding your head to the beat. However, we finished our show in Durham and walked off the stage to the sound of our own footsteps. The applause had died before I had even left the drum riser. When we got into the dressing room, it was obvious that we needed an uptempo number, a rocker to close our shows. All of sudden, the Inspiration struck (bass player Andy) Fraser, and he started bopping around singing ALL RIGHT NOW... He sat down and wrote it right there in the dressing room. It couldn't have taken more than 10 minutes." (Thanks, Annie - Boston, MA)
This is the first hit song with vocals by Paul Rodgers. He later joined Bad Company and also played with The Firm and Queen.
The song is about a guy who picks up a girl on the street and takes her home for sex.
This song really took off after Free's performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31,1970 at the East Aftom Farm, Aftom Down, where over 600,000 people attended the festival. Los Angeles disc jockey Joe Benson told Paul Rodgers during an on-air interview that "All Right Now" is playing over the airwaves somewhere around the world once every 45 seconds. (Thanks, John - Port Orchard, WA)
When Paul Rodgers teamed up with Queen in 2004 to tour as Queen + Paul Rodgers, this was a regular part of their set list and a crowd favorite.
The album version is over a minute longer than the radio edit, which had a shorter guitar solo.