SmellsLike Teen Spirit x1000
February 3, 2017 10:08 PM   Subscribe

Rockin'1000 (previously: 1, 2, 3), made up of 1000+ musicians from around the world, performed a full concert in Cesena, Italy in July 2016. They've just released the official video to Smells Like Teen Spirit; drummer Lorenzo Setti has a playlist of some of the other songs from his camera.
posted by divabat (20 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
having watched Smells Like Teen Spirit and Rebel Rebel, even the songs I usually don't want to listen to like anything from the overrated White Stripes is going to be amazing.
posted by mephron at 10:36 PM on February 3

That was really, really fun!
posted by mochapickle at 11:08 PM on February 3

Just think how many times they had to go through it before they got a take where none of them fucked it up!
posted by aubilenon at 1:19 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

Either this mixdown makes it sound much smaller or these musicians are really so perfectly on time that I just can't hear a lot of them.. hm.
posted by bigendian at 4:17 AM on February 4 [5 favorites]

Bigendian... agreed. Wonder if theres a main band they are following and we are gettinf a mix of 90% that band. Case in point the snare work is just slightly off from how dave grohl played it. So did everyone get sheet music and rehearse for weeks? Or are we just getting a dry mix. Id be just as entertained hearing the cacophony...
posted by chasles at 4:41 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

For example listen to their excellent version of learning to fly. Much softer wider sound. Very clearly sounds like 1000s of people...
posted by chasles at 4:43 AM on February 4

Ok. Now that ive said all that, still love every single one of these!
posted by chasles at 4:44 AM on February 4

Technically this is a double, but let this stay becuase I didn't have access to the videos yet.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:59 AM on February 4

Who knew there were 15 bagpipers in Cesena?
posted by brokkr at 5:58 AM on February 4

Look what we can do.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:06 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

Fun! The woman in the hat and glasses who jumped in drumming on Seven Nation Army was having a blast!
posted by Gotanda at 6:09 AM on February 4

Is that Grohl or just a lookalike?
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 6:25 AM on February 4

That was really fun! I'd love to participate/just be there at one of those concerts.
posted by james33 at 6:46 AM on February 4 [2 favorites]

Here we are now – entertain us.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:19 AM on February 4

Yeah, no way are we hearing all of the musicians in the video mix. (I can tell from the pixels.)

It's a baffling editing decision, considering that the entire point of the project is for 1000+ musicians to perform songs together.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 9:27 AM on February 4

(Then again, can you imagine mic'ing and mixing that many musicians? In a live situation where you have to deal with feedback, crowd noise, the acoustics of a room that wasn't designed for this, and musicians varying widely in experience with this sort of thing? Oy.)
posted by escape from the potato planet at 9:30 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

As I watched I was overcome with the scope of all the electronics this must have required.
Assuming everyone is plugged in and fed into... something. The world's biggest mixing board?
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 11:16 AM on February 4

Probably a bunch of submixers (one for guitars, one for vocals, one for bass...), each feeding into a channel on a main board.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 11:25 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

(actually, I would love to read about how this was engineered)
posted by escape from the potato planet at 11:28 AM on February 4 [1 favorite]

I would love to hear the roadie story from that.
posted by srboisvert at 11:46 AM on February 4 [2 favorites]

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