The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Richard O’Brien wrote most of The Rocky Horror Show during one winter just to occupy himself. Since his youth, O’Brien had loved science fiction and B horror movies. He wanted to combine elements of the unintentional humour of B horror movies, portentous dialogue of schlock-horror, Steve Reeves muscle flicks, and fifties rock and roll into his musical.

The soundtrack was released in 1975 by Ode Records and produced by Richard Hartley. The album peaked at #49 on the Billboard 200 in 1978.It reached No. 40 on the Australian albums chart and No. 11 on the New Zealand albums chart. The album is described as the “definitive version of the [Rocky Horror] score.”

  1. “Science Fiction/Double Feature” – The Lips (those of Patricia Quinn; voice of Richard O’Brien)
  2. “Dammit Janet” – Brad, Janet, and Chorus
  3. “There’s a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)” – Janet, Brad, Riff Raff, and Chorus
  4. “The Time Warp” – Riff Raff, Magenta, The Criminologist, Columbia, and Transylvanians
  5. “Sweet Transvestite” – Frank
  6. “The Sword of Damocles” – Rocky and Transylvanians
  7. “I Can Make You a Man” – Frank with Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Magenta, and Columbia
  8. “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul” – Eddie and Transylvanians
  9. “I Can Make You a Man” (reprise) – Frank, Janet, and Transylvanians
  10. “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” – Janet with Magenta, Columbia, Rocky, Brad, Frank, and Riff Raff
  11. “Once in a While”  – Brad
  12. “Eddie” – Dr. Scott, The Criminologist, Janet, Frank, Rocky, Brad, Riff Raff, and Magenta
  13. “Planet Schmanet Janet (Wise Up Janet Weiss)” – Frank, Janet, Brad, and Dr. Scott
  14. “Rose Tint My World” – Columbia, Rocky, Janet, and Brad
  15. “Fanfare/Don’t Dream It, Be It” – Frank with Brad, Janet, Rocky, and Columbia
  16. “Wild and Untamed Thing” – Frank with Brad, Janet, Rocky, Columbia, and Riff Raff
  17. “I’m Going Home” – Frank and Chorus
  18. “The Time Warp” (reprise) – Riff Raff and Magenta
  19. “Super Heroes” (only present in the original UK release) – Brad, Janet, and Chorus
  20. “Science Fiction/Double Feature” (reprise) – The Lips

The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains a cultural phenomenon in both the U.S. and U.K. Cult film participants are often people on the fringe of society that find connection and community at the screenings although the film attracts fans of differing backgrounds all over the world.