The Louisville Leopard Percussionists Perform 'Crazy Train' By Ozzy Osbourne

Published September 11, 2017 258,574 Views

Rumble It is one of the classic rock song of the 20th century. The song ‘Crazy Train’ was what gave Ozzy Osbourne a taste of solo fame, when he broke off his band Black Sabbath in 1980. Ozzy didn’t need much promotion or public relations for his solo act - everything was already done a decade ago with Sabbath.

The song is one of Osbourne's best known and recognizable as a solo performer. VH1 rated it 9th on the list of 40 Greatest Metal Songs in 2009 and 23rd greatest hard rock song of all time, which is the highest placement a solo artist has achieved on that list.

Many artists have attempted their rendition of the 1980 single in their own style, but this rendition is unique in its own way. A group of children at the ages between 7 and 12 years, perform the ageless classic on <a href="" target="_blank">xylophones</a> in pairs, accompanied by drums, bass and piano! They’re so good, we got the chills!

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists is a non-profit organization offering extracurricular music opportunities to local children at little or no cost. The project began in 1993 as a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.

Credit: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists