Demented Animal Robots: The Rockafire Explosion
The Rock-afire Explosion was an animatronic robot band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place restaurants from 1980 to 1991. The show was created and manufactured exclusively for Showbiz by Creative Engineering, Inc. in Orlando, Florida. In later years, the show was sold to other restaurants and entertainment centers. The characters in The Rock-afire Explosion were various animals ranging from a dog to a gorilla. They would perform medleys of classic rock, pop, and country music, as well as original compositions.
In 2007, several videos from various fans who have programmed the animatronics to current popular music began appearing on YouTube and were popularized through social networking sites such as Digg. The band also made a brief appearance in the MGMT music video for “Electric Feel”.
The results are pretty disturbing…!
Electric Feel- MGMT- The Rockafire Explosion
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)- Arcade Fire – The Rockafire Explosion