Shock Treatment (Original Soundtrack) is the original soundtrack to the 1981 film Shock Treatment by Richard O'Brien. A parallel movie to The Rocky Horror Picture Show as the events of that film are non-canon in Shock Treatment.

The album was produced by Richard Hartley (who also wrote, arranged, and directed the music in addition to playing keyboards). All songs from the movie are included, other than a Richard O'Brien solo version of the title track that is played during the end credits which was released separately as a 7" single instead.

The end of the "Denton, U.S.A." track additionally includes complete dialogue for the Farley Flavors' Fabulous Fast Foods commercial, and the "Breaking Out" track also has dialogue for the intro to Brad and Farley's "Duel Duet". The soundtrack includes longer versions of "Thank God I'm a Man" (re-including an omitted verse by Harry Weiss) and "Carte Blanche" (the song playing over the background speakers while Janet is in the dressing room).

Several songs from the film were originally written for Rocky Horror Shows His Heels, a never-made sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The songs were rewritten for the never-made The Brad and Janet Show and once again for Shock Treatment. Some of these songs also appeared in the 2015 musical Shock Treatment: The Musical.


  • Recorded at Regents Park Recording Studios, London
  • Recorded and mixed by Phil Chapman
  • Musical arrangements and direction by Richard Hartley
  • Album produced by Richard Hartley
  • Album Design: Willardson and White
  • Art Direction: Ode Visuals
  • Bass Guitar: Dave Wintour
  • Guitars: Mark Hayden and Hugh Burns
  • Drums: Leslie Morgan
  • Keyboards: Michael Weaver and Richard Hartley
  • Brass Section: Geoff Daley, Mike Davis, Martin Drover, Chris Pyne, Steve Rye, Ray Warleigh, Jim Wilson

List of songs

Lyrics and music by Richard O'Brien with musical arrangements by Richard Hartley. 
Shock Treatment Cast
# Title:Singer(s): Length:
1. "Overture"  (instrumental) 2:16
2. "Denton, U.S.A."  Betsy Brantley, Manning Redwood, Darlene Johnson, Christopher Malcolm, Wendy Raebeck, Jeremy Newson, Claire Toeman and Sinitta Renet 3:10
3. "Bitchin' In The Kitchen"  Cliff de Young & Jessica Harper 2:29
4. "In My Own Way"  Jessica Harper 2:08
5. "Thank God I'm a Man"  Manning Redwood and company 1:47
6. "Farley's Song"  Cliff de Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell & Rik Mayall 2:04
7. "Lullaby"  Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Jessica Harper, Little Nell & Rik Mayall 2:29
8. "Little Black Dress"  Richard O'Brien, Barry Humphries, Jessica Harper & Patricia Quinn 2:26
9. "Me Of Me"  Jessica Harper 2:18
10. "Shock Treatment"  Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell, Jessica Harper, Barry Humphries, Manning Redwood & Darlene Johnson 2:15
11. "Carte Blanche"  Richard O'Brien & Jessica Harper 1:19
12. "Looking For Trade"  Jessica Harper and Cliff de Young with company 2:51
13. "Look What I Did To My Id"  Darlene Johnson, Barry Humphries, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Wendy Raebeck, Jeremy Newson, Little Nell & Rik Mayall 2:00
14. "Breaking Out"  Gary Shail, Donald Waugh, Claire Toeman & Sinitta Renet 1:52
15. "Duel Duet"  Cliff de Young 2:03
16. "Anyhow, Anyhow"  Cliff de Young, Jessica Harper, Ruby Wax & Charles Gray 2:34


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