Album Review: The Wrestling Album
I picked this up on record at the Half Price Books the other day, and I thought it worth talking about. So, that being said...
Album - The Wrestling Album
Year Released - 1985
Produced By - Joel Dorn, Rick Derringer, Dave Wolff, Mona Flambe, and Jim Steinman
The Album In a Nushell - It's wrestlers, singing.
Low Points - Who was the moron that decided that they were going to let the likes of Hillbilly Jim, Roddy Piper, and "Mene Gene" Okerlund sing? The only wrestler with any musical talent on that record is Jimmy Hart (his themes for the WCW were some of the best), but he's no singer.
High Points - Believe it or not, there are actually some good points of this album, like the song "Real American" (I'm sorry, but I always liked that song), the running commentary provided by "Mene Gene" and Jesse "The Body" Ventura, and the picture of Roddy Piper, Nicholai Volkoff, and the Iron Sheik giving Rick Deringer the evil eye on the inside cover.
Fun Facts And Other Stuff - Do you know that the song "Real American" was actually written for the tag team of Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo, not Hulk Hogan? It was also fun to see the pictures of some of the wrestlers from back in "the day" (Randy Savage before steroids, Freddy Blassie, a really, really, young Howard Finkel.)
Overall - If you own a record player, it's worth the four dollars, if only to hear the commentary.
One doesn't need a record player to enjoy this album, you know. Check this out! I wanna hear "Grab Them Cakes" someday. I've heard it's pretty amusing!