This 7" single includes Sweet Transvestite by Anthony Head, backed with The Time Warp by the 1990 London Cast of The Rocky Horror Show. He released four total versions of Sweet Transvestite in 1991 on various formats (including compact disc and 12" Vinyl).
Anthony Head performed as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Show production at the Picadilly Theatre in London's West End, taking over for Tim McInnerny (the Frank featured on the actual cast album). Anthony Head proved to be an exceedingly popular performer there, and reprised the role for a six week stint at Duke of Yorks Theatre in 1995. He also made appearances as Frank-N-Furter on VH1's Rocky Horror Celebrity Karaoke in 2000, and at the Royal Court Theatre's Rocky Horror Tribute Show in 2006. Outside of Rocky Horror circles Anthony Stewart Head is primarily known as Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a role he played for the entirety of the show's seven season run from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that he was well known in the UK from a series of twelve coffee commercials for Nescafé Gold Blend that aired between 1987 and 1993, where he appeared with Sharon Maughan in a soap opera like series of romantic encounters. In the US, the commercials were for Taster's Choice and had thirteen installments airing from 1990 to 1997. He's frequently credited with his middle name as Anthony Stewart Head in the US, apparently to avoid a name conflict with another actor.
Both a regular 7" single and a shaped picture disc (which is 12" in size physically, but has the same 7" of actual music tracks) were released. All audio content is the same, only the packaging is different. The 7" single comes in a picture sleeve, while the shaped picture disc comes in a clear plastic sleeve with a cardboard insert.
|Planet Schmanet, Janet (VH1 Celebrity Karaoke) - 3 minutes 42 seconds (320x240, 30 fps, 8.8 MB). Anthony Stewart Head, Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, performs his version of Planet Schmanet, Janet for VH1's Rocky Horror Celebrity Karaoke. Anthony Head was actually a very well known (and highly regarded) Dr. Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Show in London, and he wore his own original Frank costume from the stage show. Taping was at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 14th, 2000 as part of the 25th Anniversary Convention.|
DoRight Productions - Miscellaneous
Rocky Horror Cover Songs - Studio Recordings
THE TIME WARP
Edward Tutor-Pole (Riff Raff), Linda Davidson (Columbia), Mary Maddox (Magenta), and Jonathan Adams (Narrator)
Produced and arranged by Richard Hartley
From the album The Rocky Horror Show (CHR 1811 / ZCHR 1811 / CCD 1811)
All tracks written by Richard O'Brien and published by Druidcrest Ltd.
Anthony Head photographed by Chris Ridley
Rocky Horror image design by Shaun Webb
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