This album was originally released on LP by Orfeon in Mexico in 1976. It was available only on (very scarce) vinyl for almost two decades, before a dedicated fan produced this very limited edition bootleg CD-R in 1996. An official CD reissue would come from Orfeon some time later in 1998, as a Double CD packaged with Vaselina (Grease). Both Vaselina and El Show De Terror De Rocky (The Rocky Horror Show) were originally translated and produced in Mexico by Julissa (who additionally had leading roles as an actress in each).
This bootleg was a limited edition pressing of twenty three CDs, one of which was a defective master marked "RHPS ABORT" with some missing tracks. All tracks from the LP are included here with one difference, in that "El Show de Frankie" (Floor Show) was split up into three tracks. Some bonus tracks were also added to fill out the CD (since at the time it was made, mastering a CD was quite an expensive proposition). Several live audience recordings from the 20th Anniversary Convention in Los Angeles were added, as well as all of the various Rocky Horror Picture Show radio spots. For more information, refer to the overall album notes.
Total running time: 67:47
Missing songs: "Charles Atlas Song", "Charles Atlas Song (Reprise)", "Planet Schmanet, Janet".
Tracks 1-16 came from a vinyl copy of the Mexican Cast Album "Julissa - El Show De Terror De Rocky" [1976, Orfeon Records LP 13-2277.] The collector's guide section of the RHPS AP Guide (by Piro and Hess, Stabur 1990) states that there are supposedly only 100 copies of this album in the country.
Whether this album was ever officially released is in doubt. I have talked with 2 fans, both notable collectors and one says he heard the album was not released at all. The second says that it was released, then pulled specifically because of the musical arrangements, which bear more than a slight resemblance to the Roxy cast album. However I talked with 2 people from Mexico through BBS systems, who say the album was released in their country and that Julissa was a popular actress.
Regarding the arrangements, to get an idea what I mean, play "Un Relato..." from this album and compare it to the Roxy "Science Fiction". Note the similarities in timing, most of the instrumentation, singing and key. The only differences are in language (and its English meaning) and for some instrumentation. It even seems that the singers on this album are mimicking their Roxy counterparts. Only "Sword of Damocles", "Hot Patootie" and "Touch Me" are in a different key, and "Wild and Untamed Thing" has one extra chorus. "Superheroes" seems to be based on the then-new midnight release version of the film, omitting Brad and Janet's verses altogether. This version also has Science Fiction Reprise, which is the only song the Roxy album skips. This album omits both parts of the "Charles Atlas Song" ["I Can Make You A Man"] and "Planet, Schmanet, Janet".
One other note, I had the original engineer divide "The Floor Show" into three tracks without gaps between them. However when I had these CDs replicated, a blank 2 second gap was put between all tracks including these. My apologies, and I hope this is a minor flaw you can all deal with.
Tracks 17-21 are from a 8mm hi-fi video taken at the Pantages Theater on October 21st, 1995 during the 20th Anniversary party. The video is very splicy, and was shot right in front of the left speaker. Distortion is evident, and when the camera moves or someone blocks the mike, you hear it. Despite the "sound quality", it's great to have this material on CD as I doubt it will ever see a legitimate release. Richard O'Brien and Dori Hartley each sang two additional songs that night, but I was unable to obtain a taped copy of these. Pat also sang "Science Fiction", but again this was not on the original tape. Maybe we can obtain a copy sometime in the future...
Tracks 22-29 are the 8 radio ads for the film. Except for track 22 which is a minute, these are 30-second spots. These came from a record (from Fox) with a catalog number of DS211.
Dr. Frankenfurter: Gonzalo Vega
Chelo Derecho: Julissa
Carlos Cabales: Héctor Ortiz
Riff-Raff: Luis Torner
Magenta y Usherette: Paloma Zozaya
Colombia: Norma Lendech
Eddie y Dr. Carillo: Lauro Pavón
Rocky Horror: Cecil Goudie
Narrador: Manuel Gurría
Coros: Aida Pierce, Laura Aspeitia, José Luis Acosta, Adrián Mayo, Mix Fedex
Coros Adicionales: Norma Lendech, Héctor Ortiz, Luis Torner, Manuel Gurría, Perico
Francisco Torres: Piano acústico, piano eléctrico, sintetizador ARP y
Perico: Batería, timbales, gong, pandero, taps y vibraslap.
Neto Palestino: Bajo eléctrico.
Héctor Ortiz: Piano acústico, piano eléctrico, órgano y guitarra acústica.
Víctor Arreola: Guitarra eléctrica y guitarra acústica.
Roberto Gaytán: Saxofón tenor y flauta
Mix Fedex: Guitarra eléctrica en "El Baile del Sapo" y cencerro en "Dulce Trasvestista"
Gerardo Gómez "Uri": Guitarra eléctrica en "Qué le ha Pasado al Sábado"
Raúl González "El Pelos": Batería en "Los Superhéroes"
Teatro Bar Salón Versalles y Teatro Venustiano Carranza, 1976
Autor: Richard O'Brien
Productora, directora y traductora: Julissa (debut como directora)
Dirección Musical: Héctor Ortiz y Francisco Torres
Coreografía: Cristina Gallegos
Escenografía: David Antón
Dirección Escénica: J.I. de Llano
Producción: Alfonso González y Héctor Ortiz
Grabación y Regrabación: Alfonso González "Poncho"
Libreto y Música Original: Richard O'Brien
Traducción: J.I. de Llano
Grabado en Estudios Churubusco el 13, 16, 17, 18 de febrero y en "La Casa" 24, 25, y 26 de febrero.
Copyright © 1997 - 2023 Shawn McHorse. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.