Multiple dancing Bowies in bonkers 1978 Italian TV clip (video)


20 Responses to “Multiple dancing Bowies in bonkers 1978 Italian TV clip (video)”

  1. Anon_Mahna says:

    You know, as I was watching the video all I could hear was Flight of the Concords singing “Bowie’s in spaaace, Bowie’s in spaaace…”

  2. pjcamp says:



    That was something then. I quite like the “Pigs in Space” ship.

  3. Alan says:

    I’m afraid to go to sleep now, only because I’m afraid I’ll dream this.

  4. ackpht says:

    I’d say the spaceship owes more to Space: 1999 than the Muppet Show. Delightfully weird, in any case.

  5. Quiet Wyatt says:

    The eyepatch dudes’ herky-robot dance (with the wonderfully out-of-step mustache man) was the highlight for me. Burly-bunch Bowies were an anticlimax.

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    So Many Sequins, So Little Talent.

    They did, however, anticipate the Borg, ladies of the Centauri court and MST3K.

  7. Wingnut says:

    If Fellini saw such weird surreal things on TV, would he describe  it as “me-esque”?

  8. voiceinthedistance says:

    Bat shit crazy never goes out of style!

  9. Mitchell Glaser says:

    The bald chicks in trenchcoats looked like Cenobites.

  10. duc chau says:

    Can someone please point out a non-bonkers 1978 Italian TV clip for me? Thanks.

  11. Jan_Willem says:

    In space no one can hear you sing.

  12. penguinchris says:

    I imagine all the people involved in the production having no idea WTF is going on, having to place trust in a crazy director who’s always tripping that it’ll all come together in the end.

  13. noah django says:

    No embed here on BB?  Trying to get some clicks over to DM, eh?  A little quid-pro-quo?  Not that it’s any of my business, but sure seems unusual.  Also, DM does love them some Eye-talians, I notice.

  14. feltmountain says:

    Oh Raffaella Carrà, this exaplins so much. As seen on Doctor Who, Do it, do it again!

  15. To be fair, it was the 70s. Collectively, humanity was a bit high from all the pot smoke wafting around the world.

  16. timquinn says:

    Oooh, I love a lad insane.

  17. capsteve says:

    i’m digging the outfits on the dancing ladies at the beginning and end of the number. outfits like that woulda landed this time capsule treasure on the cutting room floor by the BS&P 

  18. TombKing says:

    Yeah the 70′s…and Italy a magic combination.
    Thanks Xeni for making the morning wonderfully fun and surreal.

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