Here’s What Happens When 1,200 Musos Perform Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Together
Written by Michael Carr on 28th July, 2016
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Rockin’1000, the wonderful people who managed to wrangle 1,000 musicians to play Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly last year, are back and have gone even bigger, getting 1,200 people to play a full concert in Cesena, Italy, including a rockin’ cover of Nirvana‘s Smells Like Teen Spirit.
With the full set including a range of classic rock tracks, Teen Spirit is getting the most attention, with a video of the performance (below) being viewed almost 100,000 time since being uploaded three days ago.
As for the rest of the set, the horde jammed out some classic tracks from The Beatles (Come Together), AC/DC (It’s A Long Way To The Top) and The Ramones (Blitzkrieg Bop), among others. They even managed to dig up some bagpipers for Acca Dacca.
You can check out some of the footage for yourself here, with some photos and the full setlist below.
Watch: Rockin 1000 – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Watch: Rockin 1000 – A Long Way To The Top
Watch: Rockin 1000 – Come Together
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AC/DC – It’s a Long Way to the Top
Beatles – Come Together
Black Keys – Gold on the Ceiling
The Clash – Police on my Back
Blur – Song 2
Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild
Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody
Patti Smith – People Have the Power
The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Rock medley (Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Kashmir, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker and more)