Published Mar 09, 2016The history of rock music is no easy subject to cover in a short amount of time, but Brighton, UK media group IthacaAudio have given it their best shot with an inventive new audio/visual mash-up video.
Moving in chronological order, History of Rock details the genre's evolution by displaying major songs, events and influences through a Facebook timeline. For instance, a video of Cream performing "Sunshine of Your Love" sees an Eric Clapton profile comment "The riff...was strictly a dedication to Jimi. And then we wrote a song on top of it," followed closely by a 'like' from a Hendrix profile.
Profiles for Alice Cooper, David Bowie and Queen demonstrate their love for the rock music spectacle by liking Pink Floyd's video for "Another Brick in the Wall." A profile for Dave Grohl calls Oasis "The greatest rock band I've ever seen in my life."
Soundtracking the video is a monster-sized mash-up of rock tunes that also move chronologically with the video, expertly fusing together tunes from the Yardbirds to Kings of Leon.
Brush up on your rock history by watching the video in the player below.