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"Full Metal-The Album"
© Edel America Records
Year of Release: 1995
The WWF Superstars & Slam Jam
We're All Together Now
The WWF Superstars & Slam Jam
Thorn In Your Eye
OFFICIAL ARENA ENTRANCE THEMES:
The Lyin' King
Bret "Hit Man" Hart
With My Baby Tonight
Double J Jeff Jarrett
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"Full Metal-The Album"
The WWF (or The World Wrestling Federation as it was called) in 1995, started
releasing CDs with theme songs from their popular wrestlers. By 1995, Wrestling
was still good in a sense, with wrestlers such as Bret "The Hit Man" Hart, The
Underatker, and Shawn Michaels. As each wrestler made their entrace for a match,
their theme music would be heard, and as you kept hearing their themes, their
music would be as popular as the wrestler themselves. With the exception of
the first two songs (by The WWF Superstars & Slam Jam -- which featured musicians
from bands Type-O-Negative, Pro-Pain, Such A Surge, Overkill, Savagtage, and
Anthrax), the theme songs for each wrestler I'm sure are very recognizable for
the true wrestling fan.
"Diesel Blues" (Diesel) -- his theme music has a blues style, but if
anyone who followed wrestling will know that Diesel would be more famous as
Kevin Nash, and his involvement with the nWo with Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) and
later with Hollywood Hulk Hogan. The 1-2-3 Kid ("1-2-3") was another
wrestler would also be involved briefly in the nWo.
King Mabel's "The Lyin' King" (The Lion King -- get it?) was a
wrestler I vaguely remember. Goldust ("Goldust" -- his character mostly
as a homosexual perverse nature, but in reality, for those who followed another
popular wrestling federation, the WCW (World Class Wrestling), Goldust was
portrayed by Dustin Rhodes, son of popular wrestler Dusty Rhodes. Billy and
Bart Gunn were The Smokin' Gunns, a popular tag team duo, as their name and
their appearance staged the western look, yet their theme song sounded more
familiar with the more popular music, as in the TV theme for Miami Vice.
Psycho Sid ("Psycho-Dance") -- his apperance and wrestling style was
destructive, just as his name states, his theme song was eerie and scary, again
just as the Psycho Sid name implies. Razor Ramon (Scott Hall), the greasy,
disgusting, toothpick from his mouth ready to flick at his opponents, turned
out to be even more bizarre in real life, as his drinking problem would cause
problems for his disappearances from wrestling, and the nWo. (Kevin Nash is
currently in TNA Wrestling (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling), where Scott Hall
pretty much disappeared from the wrestling spotlight.)
Bret "The Hit Man" Hart would truly be one of the greatest wrestlers to
play the sport. As much as he was a great wrestler, his involvment with the
owner of WWF Vince McMahon would end in a bitter feud, and his brother Owen,
died in an accident before a major wrestling event. (As Hulk Hogan and Vince
McMahon's feud would cause Hogan to leave the WWF when he did, it was a surprise
when Hogan did come back many years later, only to be embarrassed to leave again
when he portrayed a "Captain America" character.)
The Japanese wrestler Hakushi I vaugely remember, as is music was mysterious
as most Japanese wrestlers were. The Undertaker would to be one of the WWF's
most popular figures, as well as his music would be eerie, yet cool. As much
of a dedicated wrestling fan as I was back in the years when Hulk Hogan was and
the rest, in the later decades, today's wrestling just isn't as good as it used
to be, and when I tune in on occasions, The Undertaker is still "burying" his
oppenents. Likewise another wrestler who is still performing today, is Shaun
Michaels. His theme song, "Sexy Boy" has always been energetic and
exciting as his wrestling moves. Double J Jeff Jarrett was a riot with his
guitar smashing on his oppenents' heads (which another wrestler, The Honkytonk
Man did), and his out of control behavior. Today, Jarrett is currently in TNA
wrestling, and I believe his is co-owner with a former popular wrestling
manager, Jimmy Hart.
WWF's Full Metal-The Album is for the wrestling theme song collectors.
The WWF continued releasing future albums with popular wrestler themes of the
day, and would also change their name to the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).
Wrestling today is based more on the entertainment value, rather than concentrating
on the wrestling sport itself. Gone are the days where you would watch good
honest wrestling; it is more like watching a pornography event, and the
interviews are becoming more attentive than the wrestling matches. When I
watch wrestling today, I just can't seem to watch the entire show without saying
"those were good wrestling MATCHES." And in recent years, there has been so
many wrestling deaths, due to steroid abuse and personal problems -- most
recently is the suicide deaths of Chris Benoit and his wife and child.
The theme music of various wrestlers are good in their own sense. The
wrestling style maybe gone, but like everything else, whether it's good or bad,
the music still lives on.
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