The music video for David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s 1985 cover of Martha and the Vandellas’ Motown classic “Dancing in the Street” is considered one of the worst, if not THE worst, of all time. The clip, originally recorded for the Live Aid benefit, has been called “cringe-worthy” and the “worst music video ever made” HERE, “the worst video ever produced” HERE, and “one of the worst crimes of the ‘80s” HERE. It’s universally thought to be a massive exercise in “what the fuck were they thinking?”
A couple of years ago here at Dangerous Minds we showed you a hilariously-foley’d “musicless” version of the video.
Today we’d like to draw your attention to a wonderful stop-motion LEGO recreation of the video, uploaded a few days ago by stop-motion animator and Vimeo user William Osbourne. This is so good it practically redeems the sheer craptacity of the original.
And here’s the original if you need a refresher on how truly awful it was:
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Bowie and Jagger are ‘Dancing in the Street’ to silence in this ridiculous ‘musicless’ music video