Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me

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Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me
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Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me

Introduction

This song is where Janet, after being seduced by Frank, takes control of her own sexuality. It's often referred to by casts as simply "Toucha".

Patricia Quinn states in an interview (http://www.outinperth.com/forever-magenta/) "Julie Covington [the original Janet] said “I’m not singing this, this is disgusting.” I mean she was really very shocked by that song. He [Richard O’Brien] and Richard Hartley had done it the night before and brought it in..."

Richard himself said (in "An Evening with Richard O'Brien") that he wrote it "in about an hour and a half...I was watching the rehearsals when we had Julie Covington playing Janet, and she finished the scene. I thought 'she should certainly have a song for herself,' and went home and by probably eight o'clock had written the song; took it in the next day."

Trivia:

  • In productions of the play, Rocky occasionally harmonizes with Janet's chorus by singing verses from "Hot Patootie," presumably because he has half of Eddie's brain.
  • The Broadway revival staging had Janet rip off her bra at the end of the song, right before the blackout.

Lyrics

Rockymusic.org has a giant page with lyrics, album covers, etc., here (you knew they would): http://www.rockymusic.org/tags/Touch-A%2C+Touch-A%2C+Touch+Me.php

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