Which Horror Rock Opera of the 70's was your favorite?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by golfnut, Nov 17, 2020.

Favorite horror rock opera of the 70's.

  1. Rocky Horror Picture Show

    24 vote(s)
    82.8%
  2. Phantom of the Paradise

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    Rocky Horror Picture Show had all the hype but my favorite both in plot and music was Phantom of the Paradise.
    Just wondering if I'm not alone so out of curiosity was wondering what the favorite among the community was.
     
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    No way I could choose between those two, they're both so good.
    I think a lot of people have seen Rocky, but Phantom Of The Paradise should be as widely known IMO.
    Great songs in both, Paul Williams wrote a lot of classic music.
     
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    I never heard of Phantom - but I grew up in the sticks....
     
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    I chose rocky but De Palma's Phantom is great. The studio scenes are worth the price of admission alone. A 70's synth geek's wet dream.
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    The only one I ever saw that ws even close was Alice Cooper ,Welcome to My Nightmare
     
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    Rocky Horror = Tim Curry, Barry Bostick, Meat Loaf, and a young and lovely Susan Sarandon in her underwear.

    Phantom of the Paradise = Paul Williams and some dude in a bird mask.

    The choice is clear. Besides, Rocky Horror was so far ahead of its time that it even saw COVID-19 coming! rocky.jpg
     
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    to quote Ace - "Aaaack"
     
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    I guess I'm a complicated person. Cannot stand 'Rocky horror' type stuff, but find The Tiger Lillies fantastic.

     
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    my favorite horror rock opera of the 70s is bat out of hell by meatloaf.
     
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    Does Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees count? :eek:
     
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    Looks a lot like TONTO:

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    Beef vs Meatloaf?

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    This.

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    I saw both movies at a midnight double-feature in Seattle when they were first released. RHPS was the main movie. No one in the audience was in costume, there was no dialoguing, props etc- that did not come along for a while after. Yeah, everyone was stoned. I liked RHPS a lot, but was a little disturbed by my slight sexual reaction to Tim Curry. Still happens, quite honestly, when I see the movie now....

    Did not like POTP. Just remembered thinking "Why Paul Williams? I don't get it".

    P.S. Yeah, Susan Sarandon was hot. Too bad the way that went.
     
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    Little Shop of Horrors. What year did that come out?

    Dan
     
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    I've never seen Phantom of the Paradise, but I did see Rocky Horror at a midnight movie showing shortly after I got my driver's license. It's a much better experience with an audience in costume who knows all the lines and how to react (often in unison) than the underlying film itself (which admittedly does have a few moments).
     
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    I always thought they were both horrible, and not in any good way.
     
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    The one with Rick Moranis came out in 1986, the original one came out in 1960.

    That’s another “horror.”
     
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    RHPS was more than just a rock opera. It was a social happening. I have no idea how many times I saw it.
     
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