1974 AD is a Nepali rock band, formed in Kathmandu, Nepal in the early 1990s. They experiment with various genre of music including Nepali folk, ragas, rock, funk, blues and jazz as well. Most of their albums are ranked among the top-ten best-selling albums according to the Hits FM of Nepal. In 2000, their concert, ‘Rock Yatra,’ was watched by more than 60,000 people, the largest attendance for a concert in Nepal.
Their lyrics include themes of patriotism, Nepali virtues, unity, love and nationalism. They have successfully tried various genres of music. Their songs, like “Nepali,” “Sambodhan,” “Pahilo Junima,” “Parelima,” “Samjhi Baschu” and “Chudaina Timro Mayale” amongst various others, were some of the biggest hits in Nepalese music. The song “Nepali Ho” from their highest selling album ‘Satabdi’ has been received as the most patriotic songs till now.
Watch a fantastic cover of their song Samjhi Baschu by Fifth Circle Band, a song that gave 1974 AD a powerful boost they needed back in their early days. Here is the video: