Over at the Frankenstein Place
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|"Over at the Frankenstein Place"|
|Song by Richard O'Brien. Performed by Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Richard O'Brien from the album The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music From The Motion Picture|
|Writer(s)||Composer: Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley
Lyricist: Richard O'Brien
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music From The Motion Picture track listing|
"Over at the Frankenstein Place" is the third song in the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show, sung outside Dr. Frank N. Furter's castle in the rain in the 1975 cult film. The song is in the key of E major.
"Over at the Frankenstein Place" is the third song in the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show. The 1975 cult film includes the song being sung outside Dr. Frank N. Furter's castle in the rain, performed in the key of E major by Susan Sarandon (Janet), Barry Bostwick (Brad), and Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff). In the original Rocky Horror Show, Brad had a verse to himself (beginning "I can see the flag fly"). This was cut for the movie—otherwise it would appear right when Brad and Janet dodge out of the way of the motorcyclists. The karaoke version of the track found on the "Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sing It" album has space for this extra verse, despite sticking to the movie's music for the rest of the album. In the 2000 revival for Broadway, it was performed by Alice Ripley, Jarrod Emick, and Raúl Esparza. The revival retained the verse that was cut from the film, but which is present in all licensed stage productions of the show.
On the Rocky Horror Picture Show DVD commentary with Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff) and Patricia Quinn (Magenta), O'Brien confessed being extremely nervous during the opening of the Rocky Horror Show. Once he could hear the audience laughing, however, he began to relax.
This was one of the songs sung by O'Brien as he revisited Oakley Court (the castle's location) for VH1's Behind the Music special. O'Brien sings Janet's verse before describing how the song was, and how the camera would pan up to a 'very handsome chap', then O'Brien proceeded to sing his verse. O'Brien also sung the song in an acoustic style as an extra for the Rocky Horror Interactive Show PC Game.
The song has been covered by Alkaline Trio for the album The Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show. On Nov. 1, 2011, Craig Ferguson, Sid the Bunny, Moby, Stephin Merritt, Josh Robert Thompson, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer performed the song to open the Halloween episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The song was performed briefly by the cast of Glee on their "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" episode; however the song was recorded in full and included on the Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show EP for the episode.