Questlove, members of Cibo Matto, Deerhoof and Roberta Flack also feature in the promo clip
Ad-Rock and Mike D collaborated with Yoko Ono‘s Plastic Ono Band on the song, mixing the track, which features on Ono’s latest album, ‘Take Me To The Land Of Hell’. Questlove, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, singer Roberta Flack and US radio personality Ira Glass also feature in the video, showing off their dancemoves. Click above to watch the video, which was filmed in Brooklyn, New York, and directed by Ben Dickinson.
Speaking about the video to Rolling Stone, Ono said: “These are creative people and they have unique movements. They don’t move like other people do.” She added: “‘Bad Dancer’ is a comedy, really, and I wanted this to be fun, not too serious.”
‘Take Me To The Land Of Hell’ came out four years after her previous studio album ‘Between My Head And The Sky’, and was recorded in New York with her son Sean Lennon and drummer Yuka Honda. The Yoko Ono Plastic Ono band who play on the album also features members of Cornelius and Cibo Matto, plus guest appearances from Tune-Yards, Questlove, Nels Cline and Andrew Wyatt.
Speaking to NME, Ono said: “I am very happy with the album, and I’m really starting to appreciate the line-up of this band. Sean is very finicky, you know? Attention to detail and so on. He’s very precise and clear in what he wants from everyone.”
Mike D and Ad-Rock, meanwhile, have reportedly signed a deal to release their memoirs in 2015. Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of Beastie Boys died in 2012. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and succumbed to the disease on May 4, 2012, aged 47.