Music Video of the Day: The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue (1988, dir. Chris Langham)

The 1987 version.

This is the 1988 version. After the song did well in Australia, the record company PWL re-recorded it for a 1988 release. This included both altering the original 1987 video, and removing things to make the cover more straight-forward. It sounds like an update of the 1962 Little Eva version, whereas the 1987 version took more creative license with it. I’m assuming that’s also why they changed the title from Locomotion back to The Loco-Motion.

I’d like to add that according to Wikipedia, the 1987 video was filmed at Essendon Airport and the ABC studios in Melbourne, Australia. Wikipedia goes on to say that this version of the video was created from the original 1987 version. I’m still leaving Chris Langham as the director, but it does seem to imply that there was someone else who came in to re-edit the video.


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