I originally picked up the original cast recording of "The Rocky Horror Show" when I got the four-CD set that had this, the soundtrack for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Rocky Horror International: A Collection of Rocky Horror Tracks from Around the World," and "Songs from the Vaults: A Collection of Rocky Horror Rarities." If you have not heard the Mexican Cast singing "Un Relato Bien Extrano y Muy Pasado" or the Norwegian Cast doing "Alltid Lys Hos Frankenstein," not to mention Little Nell's "See You Round Like a Record" or Tim Curry's "Just," then you need to track these down. But this one will be the easiest to find besides the film soundtrack.
Tim Curry plays Frank N. Furter while Meatloaf does double duty as both Eddie and Dr. Scott, which means you get a nicely sung version of "Eddie's Teddy." Those who had the movie memorized long before they get to this album will be surprised to see that "Sweet Transvestite" comes before "Tim Warp," and that Brad (Bill Miller) has a really great song called "Once in a While." This would be his counterpart to "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" by Janet (Abigale Haness) and my favorite song on the album (Barry Bostwick did record it for the movie and it appears on "Rocky Horror International," but it is not half as good as Miller's version).
This is a high energy production and you can tell from the moment Jamie Donnelly, who plays Magenta, starts ripping through "Science Fiction/Double Feature." This continues through "Dammit Janet" and "Over at the Frankenstein Place." Fans of the film will also be happy to find versions of "Planet Schmanet Janet" and "Hot Dog/Frankfurter," which provides all the narrative links between "Eddie's Teddy" and "Rose Tint My World." At the end Brad, Janet and the Company sing "Superheroes." The rest of the Roxy cast consists of Bruce Scott as Riff Raff, Boni Enten as Columbia, Kim Milford as Rocky, and Graham Jarvis as the narrator.
I know it might be heresy, but in terms of the people doing the signing and wanting to sing along, I actually like "The Rocky Horror Show" cast album a bit better than "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" soundtrack album. With regards to the later, I would rather watch the film and sing along (while throwing toast and ringing a bell).