Glee: The Music - The Rocky Horror Glee Show
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||Science Fiction Double Feature (Glee Cast Version)||Glee Cast||4:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Damn It, Janet (Glee Cast Version)||Glee Cast||2:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? (Glee Cast Version)||Glee Cast||3:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Transvestite (Glee Cast Version)||Glee Cast||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Touch a Touch a Touch a Touch Me (Glee Cast Version)||Glee Cast||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||There's a Light (Over At the Frankenstein Place) [Glee Cast Version]||Glee Cast||2:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Time Warp (Glee Cast Version)||Glee Cast||3:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
As mind-blowing as Amber Riley's voice is, always, I simply can't believe they would make her Frank. I'm sure the show had good intentions—that the cast all actually like Rocky Horror, & that's why they chose to make an episode in tribute—but even that irreparably botched casting choice proves they've gone horribly wrong. I mean, seriously: "from *sensational* Transylvania"?! It's really, really bad—for fans of the movie, the play, or anyone who doesn't think "transsexual" should be censored out like it's some dirty word. Freaking ridiculous...
Anyone complaining about the casting of Frank-n-furter has absolutely no cultural engagement with the actual Rocky Horror underground community. Female Franks are very common & often fantastic. I think it's great that the show would recognize that reality rather than being hidebound to the film as presented on screen.
My only complaint is the changing of some of the lyrics to be tv-friendly, but that's just an unfortunate reality of the format. I do want to mention that Jayma Mayes (Emma - singing Touch-Me) & Chris Colfer (Kurt - singing Time Warp) are AMAZING!
Nothing much to shiver with antici....pation about
Being a fan of Rocky Horror and Glee that I am I gotta say I'm not quite impressed. Dosen't Glee try to go over-the-top with some episodes? It feels like thier trying to be safe and not offend those who aren't a fan of the movie. You can't make a woman a Sweet Transvestite since it's already a woman and rids the sexual promiscuity in which ironically this show has been trying flaunt.
The only song on here that seems remotely decent is "Over At the Frankenstein Place" (or "There's A Light" in this version). Everything else is mostly cutesy and safe autotuned versions of a few RHPS songs. Nothing new at all but the singers, or at least I think it's the singers and not a overly-autotuned computer.
As an RHPS fan I gotta say if anyone were to listen to this and enjoy it they ought to be rebranded and a Rocky Horror Virgin for quite some time.
Come on, Glee! Let's work on this one again!
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