Petunia & The Vipers are a western Canadian band that brings together honky tonk, western swing, and rockabilly... and makes it all a bit twisted.
Filmed in a 19th century village whereby all of the townspeople going about their frontier business slowly start to spasm and dance, the video for "Mercy" is based on the dancing plague of 1518, where hundreds of people became seized by an involuntary hysterical reaction to dance. Whether a curse from St. Vitus, malnutrition, or a case of mass hysteria, the dancing plague remains unexplained.
Watch "Mercy" below.
Because this song is my guitly pleasure (and I'm not afraid to own it).