Laurie Anderson's O'Superman As Performed In A Real World Fever Dream: Audio Visual Transmission Guide #33/52a - A Year In The Country
Sometimes you see a piece of culture and it sort of blows your mind, leaves you gobsmacked and thinking "What? What was that? Where did that come from?": The 1981 Zoo dance troupe interpretation of Laurie Anderson's O'Superman on British primetime music chart show Top Of The Pops is just one of those moments. Now, O'Superman is something of an odd, minimal, performance art related song in itself to have almost reached the top of the charts but then when you add the layer of oddness of the Zoo performance. In terms of aesthetics it made me think of the Titupy Bumpity television show in the final series of Quatermass, although without the more overtly titillating elements.