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MGMT’s Electric Feel performed by animatronic animals

by Trevor May | 4th July 2008 | Movies Music Retro | 3 comments

The Rock-afire Explosion were an animatronic band comprised of anthropomorphic animals that played in Showbiz Pizza Place restaurants in the USA through the 1980s. After closing down many of these setups found their way to enthusiasts. Here’s one such setup, performing MGMT’s Electric Feel.

Perhaps even more obscurely, a documentary is currently being produced about car-salesman Chris Thrash, a guy who recently purchased the rights to Rock-afire Explosion with an aim to resurrect them and the Showbiz Pizza Place. (via Penny Arcade)

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  • Leif Kendall November 17th, 2008 1:20 pm

    Speaking of documentaries, have you seen King of Kong (it’s not porn)?

  • Trevor November 17th, 2008 8:29 pm

    No, I’m afraid I haven’t. It was on my “to watch” list but I’d actually forgotten about it completely!. Is it any good?

  • Leif Kendall December 1st, 2008 5:54 pm

    Yeah – it’s great! Very geeky, but very good. My partner loved it and she’s not a geek or a gamer. Well, she’s a bit of a geek.

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