The Elusive Wrestling Album

cdIn the mid-80s, I loved WWF wrestling. Rowdy Roddy Piper was my favourite and I watched weekly. I even went to a couple of live events, including Hulkamania at Exhibition Stadium. As a fan, I loved The Wrestling Album, which I owned on cassette.

That cassette tape bit the dust long ago and I've been looking to get my mitts on a CD copy for quite some time. Every song evokes memories and takes me right back to 1985 when the Blue Jays were winning their first division pennant and "Back to the Future" was ruling the box office.

I mentioned I added 348 albums to my MP3 collection yesterday. One of those was The Wrestling Album and I'm loving it. "Land of a Thousand Dances?!!?" is as good as I remember, "For Everybody" is still the best cut on the album and "Grab Them Cakes" is still funky.

Eat your heart out, Rick Springfield. The Wrestling Album is back where it belongs.


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Jason Meltzer Patterson

How many guys on that album died young from durg abuse or steriods or freak accidents?
That's why I canlt watch wrestling anymore. As an adult I saw what it was really all about. Ugly. I loved it but I can't support it.

April 16, 2007 @ 6:29 PM

Toronto Mike

I hear ya, wrestling stars seem to die quite young.

JYD died in a car accident, Andre the Giant was just too large, Dino Bravo was murdered, Miss Elizabeth OD'd, Big John Studd died from cancer, Adrian Adonis died in a car accident, Davey Boy Smith died from a heart attack, as did Ravishing Rick Rude...

The premature death of wrestlers is an entry unto itself.

April 16, 2007 @ 6:54 PM

Simon "Barsinister" Alvarado

I've been watching WWE wrestling since the mid 80's and I own both The Wrestling Album, and Piledriver The Wrestling Album 2 on LP. I saw a software at Fries in San Diego, Ca to transfer LP's to CD for those records never released on CD. I have WWE Anthology, but they should of made it a 5 CD set with those albums added insted of a 3 CD set.

April 24, 2007 @ 10:22 PM

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