VIDEO: History Of Rock Mash Up - Amy Brooks

Got 15 minutes to spare? Probably not but please, for all that's holy in music and beyond watch and listen. If not for the captions then for the incredible rock riffs themselves and Ithaca Audio's amazing abilities to mash up just about every prominent rock song you can think of.

Created by U.K. design studio Ithaca Audio, it's officially called “History Of Rock” and it takes you on a journey through Facebook comments and likes, from rock’s beginnings (The Byrds and Elvis to present day (Rage Against the Machine, The RHCP and White Stripes).  This mash-up features 348 rockstars, 84 guitarists, 64 songs, 44 drummers!  Now THAT'S what I call a tribute.

While this technique of using Facebook to tell a story has been done before, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a similar clip that goes into such detail.  For example:  When you see a “comment” from an artist, those quotes are pulled from an actual interview.

Thank you for blowing our minds Ithaca Audio.

xo

-Amy Brooks