It's probably been at least ten years since I was moved to stay up until midnight to catch a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I still reach for the soundtrack on a regular basis.
Oddly enough, I won't watch the movie at home. I firmly believe that the only way to experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie is in a theater with a very boisterous crowd, a few rolls of toilet paper, a squirt gun, some rice, and (optionally) toast. If you're not shouting at the screen, by goodness, why even bother going?
But I do love the songs, and even though I've seen RHPS more than 80 times, I need to be able to get my "Sweet Transvestite" fix more often than I'm willing or able to see midnight showings.
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I deliberately posted the first entry in this series without having the entire list finished. Mainly because I knew that once the list was closed, I'd keep finding albums I had missed or questioning choices. 100 albums? Only 100? Yeesh.
Bat Out of Hell, though. It had to be on this list, somewhere. It has been part of my musical life for damn near 40 years. When Bat Out of Hell was first released, I was just seven years old, and heard it all over the place.
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