A History of Rock in 15 minutes. 348 rockstars, 84 guitarists, 64 songs, 44 drummers, 1 mashup. Download audio version: bit.ly/1W5YMyO
Thanks for the amazing response to the video in the last couple of days, it’s really blown us away. Some people have also made some really good points about the diversity of the acts involved and raised questions about what’s been included vs what hasn’t etc. There are tons of hugely influential artists and sub-genres that we haven’t included in this and our main aim was to create a mashup that was foremost entertaining to watch, contain it to around 15mins, for it to primarily work well musically (and in the form of a Facebook feed) and have examples of the evolution of mainstream rock over the decades rather than create a kind of definitive documentary of rock. We really hope that comes across and you guys enjoy the video for what it is. It would have been great for us to start earlier on and explore more of the influence of the early pioneers before Elvis, which we picked mainly because musically it makes a great sounding intro with The Yardbirds. As you guys can probably tell, more hours than we’d like to think about now went into working out this giant musical jigsaw and getting it to work harmonically at the same time, but in hindsight we’d have loved to have tried to get some of the incredible women in rock to sit within the mix and feature a few videos rather than just noting their influence. Thanks for all the love so far and the interesting points that people are making too - it’s all great to hear.
Tracklist Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock The Yardbirds - For your Love The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Cream - Sunshine of your Love Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well (Part 1) The Kinks - You Really Got Me The Doors - Riders on the Storm Queen - Don't Stop Me Queen - Radio Ga Ga Queen - Another One Bites the Dust Queen - A Kind of Magic The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Who - Baba O'Riley The Who - Eminence Front Black Sabbath - Iron Man Black Sabbath - War Pigs Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water Deep Purple - Living Wreck The Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane Aerosmith - Walk this Way Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like a Lady Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen The Clash - Train in Vain (Stand by Me) The Police - Roxanne Journey - Don't Stop Believin' Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing Duran Duran - Girls on Film Duran Duran - Wild Boys Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall David Bowie - Let's Dance David Bowie & Queen - Under Pressure Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me Guns N' Roses - Mr Brownstone Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine AC/DC - Back in Black Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Metallica - Enter Sandman Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box Oasis - Supersonic Oasis - Live Forever Blur - Song 2 The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony Radiohead - High and Dry Radiohead - Idioteque Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop The Killers - All These Things That I've Done Foo Fighters - All My Life U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Linkin Park - One Step Closer The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army The Strokes - 12 51 Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire