Sunday, October 31, 2010

Video Graveyard (Halloween Edition)

Yes, indeed, this is a very special edition of Video Graveyard featuring a video that truly scared me as a kid and still creeps me out as an adult. That video is Herbie Hancock's "Rockit," also known as the other musical performance clip that scared me that was not the "Time Warp" party scene in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Mind you, I was between three and six when I encountered both yet was enamored by the Evil Dead 2 ads in the paper when I was seven because was poster for it looked so cool.

Anyway, I am getting off point and want to go on record to say that this is, hands down, the scariest video I have ever watched. There are freaky robot legs walking around a living room, a weird pterodactyl looking robot and scary mannequins moving about. Yikes! Several years ago, my ex teased me about still being scared of the video despite having a love for robots and wanting a robot best friend when I was a kid. I then showed her this video and she understood my genuine fear of what happens when Herbie Hancock goes hip hop and uses vocoders. The song, however, still rocks.

Herbie Hancock - Rockit
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  1. I always wondered... is the scene with the robot in the bed meant for him to be wacking his weasel? Polishing his pole? Jerkin' the... eh, you get my point. If so, and of course my friends and I always assumed it was, how did that get by censors? And still does?

  2. This whole video seems like a metaphor for that especially the robot reading the newspaper in the chair. I don't know how I never noticed any of this but yeah, this video is pretty dirty. How did they get away with any of this?