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World of Wrestling Rocks
The Magnificent Tracers
World of Wrestling Rocks
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
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All Artists: The Magnificent Tracers
Title: World of Wrestling Rocks
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: K-Tel
Original Release Date: 3/30/1999
Re-Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 022775640120

CD Reviews

A pi$$ poor cd, by a pi$$ poor cover band.
c0m4 | PA | 08/06/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Don't be fooled when you see the track listing, the songs are not sung by the original artists, but by a 3rd rate cover band, who sound like $hit. I rather listen to a bowel movement on loop all day, then listen to this...then again a bowel movement, and this CD are one in the same. $hit, $hit, $hit."
10 times better than Slammin' Wrestling Hits | 04/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, I was more prepared for this one since I bought Slammin' Wrestling Hits a few weeks before, so I knew right off they were fakes, but this time they are very good. Mostly just WWF and ECW(meaning real songs by real bands) themes remade. The Stone Cold Theme was much better than Slammin' Wrestling Hits in that the glass breaking sounded like actual glass breaking and not a tinkling of glass as in SWH. Overall, very good cd for the wrestling fans! I think some people though are expecting too much from these new wrestling cd's."
Uninspired cover versions
William Matson | Maine | 03/11/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

""World of Wrestling Rocks" is a compact disc geared towards fans of professional wrestling. The performances consist of hard rock classics and ring entrance themes (circa 1999) covered by a group referred to as The Magnificent Tracers.

The entrance themes stick strictly to the old WWF/World Wrestling Federation (later renamed WWE/World Wrestling Entertainment). The rock songs covered include hits by Kiss, Ted Nugent, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Kiss, among others. The band sounds all right and the musicians in the group are named inside the cd. You just get the feeling you are listening to the songs done by any other cover band out there, such as The Countdown Singers, Stars of Studio 99 or The Hit Crew who all record similar cd's of cover tunes. Well, truth is you are getting these songs from a third-tier cover group. If you want to hear cover songs such of this nature, you might as well just buy a full-blown tribute album to one of the artists on here and at least hear hit tunes done by actual stars.

The entrace themes are a mixed bag, some of them sound all right and others are not so good. There is a little too much crowd noise during the ring themes. The guitar riffs and drums are a little weak. The covers lack the same energy and force of the actual recordings, many of which can be found on separate albums. If you've heard other knock off albums from the late 1990's such as "Wrestling Federation Wars", "Wrestling's Greatest Hits", "Extreme Wrestling Anthems", "Prime Time Wrestling Jams" or most notably, "Slammin' Wrestling Hits" then you know what you are getting into here. None of them are significantly better than the others. It is all very similar, in that the ring themes and rock songs are not the genuine, original versions but rather lukewarm covers. In fact, most references to profanity on "World of Wrestling Rocks" are wiped away, similar to a clean edit on an album. Just listen to 'The Beautiful People' for an example of what I mean.

For the price, you do get a cd that is not bad at its best and a cheap cash in at worst. "World of Wrestling Rocks" is ok the first or second time you listen to it but eventually you'll get tired of it and store it away in your cd collection. The best audience would be younger kids who do not care these are not the original entrance themes. It'd also be a decent disc for an amateur wrestling or sporting event, that is about it. You're probably better off buying an official cd of ring entrance themes or rock classics, which could include the ECW album, the WCW effort or numerous WWE releases.