October 4, 2016

20,000 Vinyl LPs 70: The Rocky Horror Picture Show ~ Susan Sarandon on her 70th birthday

vinyl LP cover
photography by Mick Rock
photo of album cover by Styrous®

Today is the 70th birthday of Susan Sarandon who was born, Susan Abigail Tomalin on October 4, 1946, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first film I saw with her. She has made dozens of memorable films but this is the one I will always equate with her.

vinyl LP back cover
photography by Mick Rock
photo of album cover by Styrous®

I remember when it was released in 1975. It was at the Metro Theater in the Marina in San Francisco, California; I don't think it's there anymore. A friend of mine was manager for the theater and the film was having dismal attendance so he gave passes to his friends to have people in the theater. There were three for four of us that went. With the exception of an elderly couple, a young couple and us, the place was totally empty. I remember the elderly couple walked out in the middle of the film and the young couple took advantage of the empty theater and were way too busy with each other. My friends and I were laughing out of our minds and having a great time.

 film still photo included with the album
photo of photo by Styrous®

The next time I saw the film was years later at the Roxie Theater on 16th Street in the Mission and it was JAMMED! Not only that, everyone was saying the lines from the film along with the actors on the screen. You couldn't even hear what the actors were saying! My how times change!   

photo by Simon Durkin

Susan Sarandon shares her experience with The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Florida Film Festival as well as sings Touch Me on YouTube (links below).    

Sarandon received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival, was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2010, and received the Outstanding Artistic Life Award for her Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival. In 2013, she was invited to inaugurate the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. In 2015, Sarandon received the Goldene Kamera international lifetime achievement award.    

vinyl LP label, side 1
detail photo by Styrous®

vinyl LP label, side 2
detail photo by Styrous®


Side 1:

A1 - Science Fiction/Double Feature, Vocal: Richard O'Brien - 4:30
A2 - Dammit Janet, Vocals: [Brad] – Barry Bostwick, [Janet] – Susan Sarandon - 2:51
A3 - Over At The Frankenstein Place, Vocals: [Brad] – Barry Bostwick,[Janet] – Susan Sarandon, [Riff Raff] – Richard O'Brien - 2:37
A4 - The Time Warp, Narrator – Charles Gray, Vocals: The Transylvanians, Columbia] – Little Nell, [Magenta] – Patricia Quin,  [Riff Raff] – Richard O'Brien - 3:15
A5 - Sweet Transvestite, Vocal: [Frank N Furter] – Tim Curry - 3:21
A6 - I Can Make You A Man, Vocal: [Frank N Furter] – Tim Curry - 2:07
A7 - Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul, Vocal: [Eddie] – Meatloaf* - 3:00
A8 - I Can Make You A Man: Reprise, Vocal: [Frank N Furter] – Tim Curry - 1:44

Side 2:

B1 - Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me, Vocal: [Janet] – Susan Sarandon - 2:27
B2 - Eddie, Vocal: [Dr. Everett Scott] – Jonathan Adams - 2:44
B3a - Floor Show, Vocals: [Brad] – Barry Bostwick, [Columbia] – Little Nell, [Janet] – Susan Sarandon, [Rocky] – Peter Hinwood - 2:46
B3b - Fanfare/Don't Dream It, Vocal: [Frank N Furter] – Tim Curry - 3:34
B3c - Wild And Untamed Thing, Vocals: [Frank N Furter] – Tim Curry, [Riff Raff] – Richard O'Brien - 1:53

B4 - I'm Going Home, Vocal: [Frank N Furter] – Tim Curry - 2:48
B5 - Super Heroes, Vocals: [Brad] – Barry Bostwick, [Janet] – Susan Sarandon - 2:45
B6 - Science Fiction/Double Feature: Reprise, Vocal: – Richard O'Brien - 1:26



1st pressings have double sided "Fan Club Merchandise" insert. Custom labels. LP housed in solid black paper sleeve.

Music from the Original Soundtrack of the Twentieth Century Fox Presentation of the Lou Adler/Michael White Production
Action Packed Romance
Transylvanian Parties
16 Great Songs
Gorgeous Gals
Thrills & Chills
Lotsa Larfs & Sex

Screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien
Associate Producer John Goldstone
Executive Producer Lou Adler
Producer Michael White
Directed by Jim Sharman
[film credits]

[Rabbit] **Appears courtesy of Island Records
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London

Ode sounds & visuals [logo]

℗ 1975 Ode Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out A): OSV 21653 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out B): OSV 21653 B

The Rocky Horror Picture Show ‎– The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Label: Ode Records (2) ‎– SP-77031
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Glam, Classic Rock

Net links:     
Susan Sarandon on Rocky Horror                
Susan Sarandon - Touch Me on YouTube            
Susan Sarandon filmography            

Instagram photo by Salma Hayek


Pretty foxy for 70, Susan, way to go!
Happy birthday! 
Styrous® ~ Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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