"and now he is a puppet dancer"

Piley put me on to this Bowie boggler years ago – when I discovered YouTube, this bizzaro Bowie-as-Pelham-Puppet performance of ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ was the first vid’ I searched for, but some ol’ spoilsport pulled it a week later – since then I’ve been trawling the ‘Tube at least once a week hoping for the return of the Thin White Duke, only to find it on Yahoo/AOL video (no, I didn’t know about it either).

Anyhow – while it’s online,watch it, watch it and watch it again. – It is a pinocchio a go-go gem.

As a bonus here’s Suzanna Hoff’s rework of ‘Boys Keep Swinging’, which would be greatly improved by losing the squiddly diddly guitar solo (I don’t think it’s her hammering the frets).
‘Boys Keep Swinging’

And, have a pop on over to I Should Be Working for another video version of Bowie and ‘Boys Keep Swinging’.


8 Responses to “"and now he is a puppet dancer"”

  1. didn’t realise my obsession with collection bowie boots on VHS had such an impact on you mondo! I’ve still got the bloomin thing, all ya hadda do was ask!!

    great tho aint it??

  2. PS – not Klaus Nomi on backing vocals (in the red)..


  3. Cocktails Says:

    I’ve been trying to get this to stream all evening but it won’t work for me. I’m sure it must be wrong though!!!

  4. Planet Mondo Says:

    P – have you got the Bowie ‘Luv’ Ice Cream ad’ in the vault? Swap you it for that for the George Segal banjo face action clip. Isn’t Klaus the bloke in black?

    Cocktails – I had problems earlier but seems OK now. It’s worth trying again for the spectacular leg actions at 1:40ish.

  5. Axe Victim Says:

    Pure class. The last bit was the funniest!

  6. The King Of Cool Says:

    I consider myself a big Bowie fan, but I had never seen that before. Wow. Very cool. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Cocktails Says:

    Finally got it playing and I’m not sure what to think. On the one hand it’s hilarious and on the other, well it’s a bit like The Laughing Gnome and that duet with Bing Crosby and you just want to cringe in the corner.

  8. Planet Mondo Says:

    Kingy – there’s two more songs from this SNL appearance TVC15 *warning contains footage of a grown man wearing a granny dress* and Man Who Sold the World

    Cocktails – gotta love this little leggies flailing around though.

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