These Kids Rock Ozzy’s “Crazy Train” On…Xylophones?

These Kids Rock Ozzy’s “Crazy Train” On…Xylophones? | Society Of Rock Videos

The Little Band That Roared!

I can’t even wrap my head around how talented these kids are, not to mention adorable! The Louisville Leopard Percussionists brought Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ to life – with xylophones. How amazing is that?! They took the instrument we all hated playing in band as little kids and made it rock.

So, who ARE these kids?

  • The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are a performing ensemble comprised of 60+ student musicians ages 7-14.
  • They perform a broad repertoire of classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and pop tunes while the students learn to improvise, compose, and arrange music.
  • They’re a non-profit organization offering extracurricular music opportunities to local children at little or no cost.
  • The Leopards have performed for such celebrities as Coretta Scott King, Yolanda King, and even Wynton Marsalis!

The sheer joy on these kids’ faces as they shred their way through ‘Crazy Train’ is infectious. I dare you not to smile at the kids jumping up and down, playing a song they clearly love. Shoutout to their teacher for exposing them to amazing music at such a young age.

The Leopards have even gotten noticed by the man himself, Ozzy Osbourne! We know Randy Rhoads would be beyond impressed by the xylophone solo!

+ Crazy Train lyrics +

All aboard! Hahaha

Crazy, but that’s how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe. it’s not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life’s a bitter shame
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

I’ve listened to preachers,
I’ve listened to fools
I’ve watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words, yeah, yeah

Heirs of a cold war,
that’s what we’ve become
Inheriting troubles,
I’m mentally numb
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I’m living with something that just isn’t fair

Mental wounds not healing
Who and what’s to blame
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train
I’m goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

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