If you’re like me, you spent the summer of 1992 reading the Vertigo comic book series “Sandman” and went to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” every Saturday night because you were 17 and yelling things at a campy classic seemed like a good use of your free time.
Even if you didn’t, you’re going to have to admit that the following video is awesome.
Earlier this week, as a Halloween treat to his audience, host Craig Ferguson featured the eclectic ensemble of Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls), electronic music mainstay Moby, Stephen Merrit (of The Magnetic Fileds) and Neil Gaiman (novelist, award-winning comic book author, and Mr. Amanda Palmer) on “The Late Late Show” to perform “Science Fiction/Double Feature” from “Rocky Horror” soundtrack. And what a treat it is.
From Palmer’s overstated make-up evoking the screen-filling lips that have greeted “Rocky Horror” audiences for 36 years, to the eerily sweet enthusiasm the group shows for this overture that celebrates the B-movie drive-in era, to Neil Gaiman rocking a super-tiny piano, it’s like a magical nexus where comic enthusiasts and music fans can find common ground.
I give the audience credit for behaving themselves because every filthy thing you’re supposed sing was on the tip of my tongue when I watched this, and it’s been 15 years since I watched the movie. I guess watching “Rocky Horror” is just like riding a bike. A bike being ridden by Tim Curry in ladies underwear. Enjoy.