Review: The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show

Various Artists
“The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show”
(Springman Records)

You just cannot go wrong covering the songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This begs the question, would the film be half the cult success without the great music? As someone that used to spend every weekend as Rocky in a tight-fitting yellow swimsuit and gold, spray-painted tennis I really love this punk rock take on the songs. Some standouts are “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul” (The Phenomenauts), “Sweet Transvestite” (Apocalypse Hoboken), and “Eddie’s Teddy” (Swingin’ Utters). However, there are really no dead spots in this rocking set of covers that also includes Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Groove Ghoulies, Pansy Division, and The Ataris.