‘Glee’ Is Horrific In Its Tribute To ‘Rocky Horror’

Becky Bain | October 15, 2010 1:35 pm

While we’ll be celebrating Halloween dressed as Glee‘s cast of characters, the New Directions crew is observing the candy-promoting holiday another way — by butchering the songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Okay, maybe we’re a bit more critical than usual of Glee‘s covers (if that’s even possible), but these campy songs have a special place in our heart, and we don’t want them tampered with unless they’re done right. Listen to John Stamos, Jayma Mays (!) and all the regular glee club members belt out the classic tunes below, and let us know if they’re a worthy companion to the cult hit’s original soundtrack.

[wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Science-Fiction-Double-Feature.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Science Fiction, Double Feature” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Damn-It-Janet.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Damn It Janet” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Theres-A-Light.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Over At The Frankenstein Place” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Time-Warp.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Time Warp” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Sweet-Transvestite.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Sweet Transvestite” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Whatever-Happened-to-Saturday-Night.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Whatever Happened To Saturday Night” dl=”0″] [wpaudio url=”//static.idolator.com/uploads/2010/10/Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch-a-Me.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” dl=”0″] We’ve got John Stamos sounding higher pitched than we would have expected on “Whatever Happened To Saturday Night” (we love you, John, but you’re no Meat Loaf) and Jayma Mays finally getting a song in the naughty-loving “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me”. (Apparently the term “seat-wetting” was too hot for TV, as they changed the line to “bad fretting.” Ugh, terrible rewrite. Plus we highly doubt there will be any breast-cupping during this number like there was in the movie.) Dianna Agron is the human equivalent of NyQuil on her limp take of “Science Fiction, Double Feature”. (Or is it Naya? Or Jenna? It’s certainly not a good sign that we’re unable to tell their voices apart.) But Amber Riley, who has some major platform heels to fill singing Tim Curry’s deliciously kinky “Sweet Transvestite”, absolutely kills it. (Wonder if she’ll be wearing a corset and fishnets, or if she’ll be cross-dressing as a man instead?) Here’s a promo for next week’s episode. It’s not all bad — somehow they get Sue involved. Yay!

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