We always talk about how we need to wean ourselves off of oil, but have any of us ever actually been on an oil rig to see how the process works? Well, the diva Shirley Bassey has:  an unearthed 1976 video shows the songstress known mostly for the song, Goldfinger, a classic from eponymous 1964 James Bond film, in the most bizarre juxtaposition.

The classic Everything’s Coming Up Roses features Bassey on the Zapata Ugland, a mobile offshore drilling rig, crooning away like a disco queen while workers got filthy extracting oil.  Meanwhile, Bassey is amazingly unscathed, looking like a doctor and then a circus performer as she gets hoisted into the air above the Ugland and then soars above a tanker.

A few years later, the Zapata Ugland rig was in the news when its crew was dispatched to another mobile drilling unit, the Ocean Ranger, which sank in the Grand Banks area off of Newfoundland--all 84 crew members, however, were tragically lost in that February 1982 accident.

For your viewing entertainment, watch the 3 1/2 minute video here:

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.