The "Pomp and Circumstance Marches" got a lot of play this week, with the royal wedding and all. I can't hear a note of Sir Edward Elgar's March No. 1 in D without thinking about "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
An arrangement by Jim Johnson was used as his most excellent entrance music.
While we're on the topic of the Macho Man and music, we need to talk about his rap album. That's right, Macho Man released a "so bad it's good" rap album that you probably missed because he released it well after the peak of his popularity. 2003's Be a Man is a must-have if you're a fan of Macho Man or just cringe-worthy rap by old white men.
If you only hear one song on this album, make it the title track in which he disses the heck out of Hulk Hogan. These rhymes are dope.
I told you this is so bad it's good. "Your movies straight to video the box office can't stand, while I got myself a feature role in Spider Man". I also told you these rhymes are dope.
We'll close with another cut from Be A Man, an album I have on MP3 and listen to whenever I need to get psyched. This is "I'm Back" in which Macho Man Randy Savage declares his intent to dominate the rap music industry.
"Ya can't believe macho man's really rappin', hooked up with da raskulls we made this thing happen". Well said, Macho Man... well said. Truer words have never been rapped.
One final note about the Macho Man, a wrestler I idolized in the 80s. When I tweeted about the Pomp and Circumstance / Macho Man connection, Down Goes Brown asked me if I was following Where's Randy Savage. I wasn't, but I am now, and you should, too.