Watch Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Played By 1200 Music Lovers
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:21:58
You may, or may not, have heard of Rockin' 1000 — a group of musicians from Canada, Mexico, England, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Germany — whose principal players are from a small town in Italy — who have made a name for themselves by coordinating some of the most captivating events of audience participation.
Formed with the idea of a crowdsourcing campaign to encourage Foo Fighters to play a gig in their small town of Cesena — the band organized a thousand-strong ensemble to play "Learn To Fly" which called out to Dave Grohl, who responded by turning up and playing a concert the small town will never forget.
Since then the collective have gone on to stage a number of similarly large-scale performances, covering The Black Keys' "Gold on the Ceiling", The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army", and David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel".
Now, offering another installment in their catalog of ridiculously large performances Rockin' 1000 has shared its latest mass expressive-gathering: Their take of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
1200 singers, bassists, guitarists and drummers assembled to plug in, turn it up and rock out. The resulting pro-shot video is pretty inspirational — and in a polarized world it's heartwarming to see pure communal spirit.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff