Monday, February 25, 2008

The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Tim Curry




TIM CURRY'S most notable roles are Pennywise the Clown in It and, of course, the transvestite mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show.

But did you know that Curry has had a long career with the Walt Disney Company? He has lent his voice to a number of animated projects including Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, Mighty Ducks: the Animated Series, Beauty and the Beast: the Enchanted Christmas, Eloise: the Animated Series and Phineas and Ferb!

But did you also know that Tim Curry had a brief career as a rock star from 1978-1981? He did! And he released three albums and a Greatest Hits compilation in that time. While most of the songs were cover song, he did write his own originals, but none of them made it as popular singles.

In 1996, Curry returned to the studio to record The Ballad of Davy Crockett for the MUSIC FROM THE PARK album that featured many pop stars singing songs from Disneyland. This song represents Frontierland and is sung in a style that is similar to the way he portrayed Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

5 comments:

coolshades said...

LOL this is hilarious! I've always liked Tim Curry because he's so good at playing bad guys. Although Frank-N-Furter was quite an odd duck...

Taylor said...

man oh man!

Taylor said...

Nigel Thornberry!

Mo Manx said...

He had a minor hit with "I do the rock."

Anonymous said...

I love that song the video is actually on you tube