COMPRESSORHEAD – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Compressorhead is an animatronic robot band created by Berlin-based artist Frank Barnes and collaborators Markus Kolb, Stock Plum, and John and Rob Wright, formerly of NoMeansNo (!), as musical directors, songwriters and vocalists.

The six “performers” in the band are all robots made from recycled parts, playing real electric and acoustic instruments and controlled via a MIDI sequencer.[1] The project initially debuted in 2013 with four robots (a guitarist, bassist, drummer and a small drummer’s “assistant”), performing covers of famous rock songs. Two more robots (a vocalist and rhythm guitarist) were added to the group in 2017.