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The Wrestling Album
Nikolai Volkoff
The Wrestling Album
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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This CD is a blast from wrestling days past. The tracks on this song, sung by such wrestling legends as Captain Lou Albano, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and Minnesota's own Jessie "The Body" Ventura, are reminiscent of a time way ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nikolai Volkoff
Title: The Wrestling Album
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 099923799429, 099923799443

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This CD is a blast from wrestling days past. The tracks on this song, sung by such wrestling legends as Captain Lou Albano, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and Minnesota's own Jessie "The Body" Ventura, are reminiscent of a time way back in the '80s when bouncy keyboards, drum machines, and extended guitar solos passed for a good pop-rock song. As such, you won't find quite as much groove or grit in this CD as in later WWF compilations. A notable exception is Junk Yard Dog's "Grab Them Cakes," which starts off sounding like Frankie Smith's early-'80s hit "Double Dutch Bus," then quickly orbits right into Funkadelic's cosmic universe. Nikolai Volkoff's new-wave version of "Cara Mia" is strangely touching, sung as it is in Volkoff's earnest baritone. Also good is Hillbilly Jim's "Don't Mess with a Country Boy," which showcases some fine bluegrass banjo and fiddle playing, a nice contrast to the rather lackluster covers of songs like "Land of a Thousand Dances" and "Tutti Frutti." You can tell that the wrestlers are having a lot of fun being rock stars on this CD. If you are a fan of the sport, you'll more than likely be a fan of this disc. --Michelle Riggen

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Hesitant to spend 12, BUT....
P. Cartwright | Hagerstown, MD | 09/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm 32 years old as I write this. I remember buying this album brand new back in the day and spinning it (yes, I had it on an actual RECORD!!!) non stop. When the parents would leave, I would crank it LOUD and lip sync to my favs. My big time heroes at the time were Piper (so of course, I loved For Everybody), and Paul Orndorff (who old school fans will remember came to the ring to Real American after he turned on Hogan. Anyhow, the way I see it, anything that can make you smile is a good thing. This is a CD that will make you smile. It might be lost on those who didn't follow the WWF in the late 80's. I just wish it wasn't 12 bucks."
Relive our Golden Age of Wrestling all over again
iconmci | Parts Unknown | 11/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They have done it.. Re-released the sounds that made wrestling what it today. Vince McMahon had a vision back in the early 80s to make professional wrestling a mainstream product. His first venture in music was this album. Lots of commentary by Vince McMahon, "Mean" Gene Okerland, and Jesse "The Body" Ventura. Hearing songs like "DONT GO MESSING WITH A COUNTRY BOY" reminds me of Hillbilly Jim coming to the ring all over again. "THE LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES" brings back memories of the WWF/MTV Rock 'n Wrestling connection back in the 80s. Who doesnt get a fond memory of Hulk Hogan coming out everytime you hear "REAL AMERICAN"? Hearing Mona (Cindi Lauper) Flambe, and Rick (Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Coo) Derringer belt out the WWF Champion's Anthem can't be beat."
This takes me back to the days when i was a baby Hulkamaniac
P. Cartwright | 07/09/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is worth getting for nostalgia reasons.There are a few real themes on here, but the rest of them are just goofy songs sung by the wrestlers ( still, it's better than "Wrestlemania:the album" ). This is worth every single cent, though for " Grab Them Cakes" and "Real American" ( the best theme EVER! ). Now only if they'd rerelease 'Piledriver"...."