Not saying there’s a direct connection to the new Bowie record, but Mercy by the highly original Petunia and the Vipers has a video featuring excellent ‘possessed’ dancing, too. Apart from its other joys, the song brilliantly rhymes the words ‘bible’ and ‘liable’! The patterns on the dresses worn by some of the women in Blackstar also reminded a bit of this video, which is about a year old, I think. In this verse Petunia, like Bowie in parts of Blackstar, adopts the position of the judge on judgement day…

Like a blackjack dealer, I’m-a dealin’ out the cards,
you fumble with your soul and you gamble with your lard,
but you can’t get to heaven, if it’s where you wanna go,
You can’t use fat, you gotta gamble with your soul…