composer of the book and score to the cult classic Rocky Horror
Show and Rocky Horror Picture Show (in which he portrayed the
hunchback infidel Riff Raff) will release his first album as
a solo recording artist next month.
out September 7 on indie Oglio Records, is already a critical
hit in O'Brien's native UK. Fans of "The Time Warp,"
however, may be in for a surprise. Post-glam O'Brien leans towards
cool blues and smoky jazz on tracks like "Disgracefully
Yours," which bring to mind Willie Nelson and the late
his new direction this way: "It's a very sexy album. I
like to describe it as so cool you'll want to take a warm bath
with a friend." ..And then zap them with a three pronged
ray gun and send them back to Transexual, Transylvania? Perhaps.