Oh, please... please... don't credit me with that stuff. I just own the bootleg CD it was distributed on. I think most everything "DoRight Productions" did was crap. Just awful. Out of all their remixes this one track was the only one I really liked:
My personal theory was that the DoRight Productions guys fell asleep while they were making all these remixes, then someone else came in to do this one track and sneak out.
Now for a "fair and balanced" perspective (heh), this posting from the newsgroup was attributed to one of the creators of the CDs:
Hello everyone who may be reading this. My name is Mark Richards, and I am
one of the two remixers of the DoRight CDs. I can't help but notice the
outpour of negativity on the rocky horror newsgroup. It really saddens me.
While there are many posted
negative comments on the internet regarding the CDs I made, there are,
indeed, fans out there as well. Perhaps they are no so evident. Perhaps
they fear an outlash from negative people. This is a shame, because Rocky
Horror fans should have the right to express what things in the Rocky
experience turn them on, without fear of backlash from RHPS fans who don't
share the same oppinion.
I have heard comments, good and bad (mostly bad) about the DoRight CDs. One
complainer expressed his or her distate because they were illegal (no legal
permission given). Yet, no one seems to complain about the other illegal
fan-made CDs out there, which were produced, bought, and profited from (such
as Bride of Rocky Horror CD, Dark Refrains CD, etc...) Let me break from
this subject, briefly, to explain why the DoRight CDs were made.
They were made for one reason and one reason only. Our love for Rocky
Horror. We felt creative (but limited in ability to make profession edits)
in remixes. We wanted to share it with other fans. So we made them and
GAVE them to Rocky Horror fans. We made only 10 CDs of each. If someone
else sold them outside of our initial trade, that's there business. But the
thing is, we were just fans wanting to play around, to create something
different, to add some excitement to the RHPS soundtrack that was become
dull over the years.
Granted, we admit they aren't the greatest, but the concept was cool.
Amongst the tracks were a few really good remixes, particular Planet
Schmanet Janet, the medleys, and the Time Warp Megamix.
Now...back to my original train of thought. Bashing the efforts of fans who
"tried" to create something new and original and fun (at least in their
minds) is a really awful thing to do. What kind of impression does that
leave for some other fan in the future who may have an amazing talent at
something (remixing songs, art, ANYTHING) but afraid to share it because of
the fans reaction...?
I'd also like to thank this person who runs the appreciation site for the
DoRight CDs (I don't know the gender of this person, but I'll just refer to
him in the male gender). I found myself wondering why he (anyone) would
take such an effort to create a site for DoRight Productions, which has been
defunct for a few years now. I asked myself why would someone publicly (via
internet) showcase the DoRight efforts when there has been such a slandering
on the internet on the subject? I suddenly had an the answer (which, as I
am not that person, I don't know if my answer is correct, but would assume
it is). The reason is easy: recognition. We're all fans of Rocky Horror.
Many of us are fans of websites. And if a fan wanted to create a website
about Rocky Horror, let's face it, the market has been pretty much covered.
RH lyrics? Covered. Songs? Covered. Film bloopers? Covered. The broadway
play? Covered. Fan site? Covered, covered, covered. It's not easy to find
an area in the Rocky Horror internet market that hasn't already been
developed. Yet the desire to create that new "theme" (for lack of better
word) on the RH market drives you to keep looking. And when you find it,
hopefully, you will get the recognition you seek within the RH community.
But instead, you end up getting slander and backlash, in some cases. This
is sad. Any prominate leading member of the RH internet community should
understand and accept that.
I have come to understand that the newsgroups / message boards are used
primarly to vent. This is not limited solely to Rocky Horror boards. MANY
subjects of message boards tend to be negative. Occassionally, you may find
a post which is informative or positive. However, generally, it is
negative. I can understand now why more respected names in the RH community
(Ruth Finkwinter, etc...) don't post messages very often.
In conclusion, I would like you all to understand than some fans create new
things to share because they are proud. You may not enjoy or share the same
enthusiasm as they do, but what kind of a person would you be by being
hateful to their efforts. Don't like the new "creation", then don't look
at, listen to it, whatever. But it is an awful thing to tell someone that
their efforts were awful or bad. Keep your negative opinions to yourself.
The more positiveness and appreciation expressed, the more likely you will
one day have it returned back to you. Thank you to all the silent
supporters out there! Sincerely, Mark Richards.
P.S. Anyone can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, but I will not
answer any negative hatemails. Constructive criticism is fine, but a line
must be drawn. Any and all hatemails will be blocked. All positive emails
will be answered.