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Behind the scenes on Herbie Hancock’s bizarre Rockit music video

Reading about Bina48 last night partially inspired the idea of this post. I remember seeing Rockit by Herbie Hancock as a child and thinking it was really cool, but at the same time a bit nightmarish and disturbing. There’s something about that torso walking around the room and the strange partially life-like robotic mannequins sitting around a living room of some suburban apartment that is a bit…. well scary. I don’t know why.

Anyway it was a completely revolutionary video at the time and still is quite a cool song and video. The above video is a great look behind the scenes as Herbie and the creators talk about where the ideas came from and how the video came to be so recognized on MTV.

And while we’re at it, here’s the full video!

Herbie Hancock Rockit Making Of