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.