-known audience response
to the Rocky
Horror Picture Show
, as described
above by Jurph
, "Say It!
of a special double
of the movie soundtrack
included audience participation
on the sound mix
Originally released in a 1987 limited edition boxed set of
Rocky Horror soundtrack discs, "Say It!" was hard to
come by until it was released separately in 1994.
For the video virgin, "Say It!" is one of several ways to
understand the audience participation concept before seeing the
movie with a live cast. It should be noted that any viewing of
Rocky Horror outside of a theater is considered masturbation --
for someone to listen to this album having
never seen the movie is even more despicable.
The recording was made in 1983 at the home of the New York City
Rocky Horror cast, arguably the only cast that doesn't need a
name, the 8th Street Playhouse. There is an introduction by RHPS fan club president, Sal
Piro -- an introduction which should seem quite familiar to anyone
who has seen a show or convention
attended by Piro. What follows is
the soundtrack of the movie, complete with songs, combined with
shouted responses by the audience.
The print of the movie played that evening was the original
US mono release, which is 95 minutes long and does not include
"Superheroes" or the reprise of the title sequence number
"Science Fiction/Double Feature." Because of the different speed of
film -- including the various soundtrack releases1 -- and
video, it is virtually impossible to play this album in
synch with any existing copy of the movie.
The major drawback of the album is that it was recorded in 1983 and
thus, as most Rocky audience members can attest to, the lines used
on the recording are particularly dated.
1 A discussion of the various soundtrack releases
of the film is more complicated than can be covered here. See Cosmo's
Factory (http://www.cosmosfactory.org), the definitive Rocky Horror fan
site, for more information, or ask your nearest RHPS