Song of the Day
Today’s song of the day is from the camp classic Rocky Horror Picture Show – Science Fiction Double Feature This is the intro song to the movie – which plays while moving lips sing against a black backdrop. A camp classic, this film first hit the screen in 1975, and tells the tale of the mad scientist Dr. Frank-n-furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite from Transylvania who is building a man, and Brad and Janet (a young Susan Surandon) who’s car break down leads them to his house. It also features a cameo by Meat Loaf, who sings a rocker before his untimely demise. Oh, and don’t forget the pelvic thrust. It really drives you insane.
The lyrics of this song (by Richard O’Brien) make reference to a slew of B movie sci-fi classics from the 50s (which the movie sends-up). Here, a clever videographer has pieced together those films, and more, in a video that accompanies the song. I always loved the Blob – remember how it gets killed?
Want more? Here’s a link to Rocky Music, The Musical World of Rocky Horror, a webpage that delves even more deeply into the Sci-Fi behind the song.