Great news, wrestlenerds! Record Store Day 2015 will see two fancy vinyl re-releases relevant to your interests. Well, if you’re Wade Barrett, that re-release of The Holy Bible probably makes three.
This RSD 2015 release brings The Wrestling Album and Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 together as a 2LP collection, in a handsome spiral-bound jacket, celebrating a golden era in American pro wrestling mania. Originally released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1985, The Wrestling Album features tracks produced by Rick Derringer, David Wolff, Jim Steinman (Bat Out of Hell) and “Mona Flambe” (Cyndi Lauper, who contributes backing vocals on “Real American”); the album is comprised of theme music for wrestlers on the WWF (now the WWE) roster at the time. The 1987 follow-up, Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 showcases vocal performances from the wrestlers themselves, including “Stand Back” by Vince McMahon and “If You Only Knew” by The WWF Superstars. – Legacy Recordings
I don’t know about you guys, but I love these stupid albums. They live in this campy, wonderful time period of cartoon wrestling where Meatloaf played the drums and Vince McMahon had an endearing personality. For real, look at this glorious ridiculousness:
Click here to find a shop participating in Record Store Day. Unfortunately, there is no hyperlink that will make any of us as cool as Paul Orndorff in this video. Or maybe ever.