Wednesday, August 16, 2017
WACKY WEDNESDAY: We Missed Hulk Hogan's Birthday ...
... but it's never too late to celebrate the former wrestling champ's undisputed contributions to the world of song.
Hogan, born Terry Bollea, turned 64 on Friday Aug. 11.
Happy birthday, Hulkster.
Here are some of the top tunes from his cherished and influential 1995 album Hulk Rules, I like the first review on the Amazon page by critic Crazy Mofo.:
Let's face it. Hulk Hogan has created this generation's Dark Side of the Moon! This amazing album takes you on a roller coaster ride both musically and emotionally. But, just like most great albums, it leaves you wanting more.
Other reviews say:
From Johnny Cash to Liberace, from Elvis Pressley to Chopin, it is clear that Hulk Hogan belongs in the upper echelon of the music industry.
Listening to this album may lead to 26" Pythons and extreme awesomeness. I popped it in before my workout one day and when I blacked back in, a month later, I found my shirt had me in a strangle hold. Luckily the fabric was no match for my now massive triceps and I shredded it to pieces in seconds.
I dedicate these songs to my Hulkamaniac cronies Chuck and Scott who love Hulk Rules nearly as much as I do. Keep training, taking your vitamins and saying your prayers, boys!
Let's start with this anthem.
This next one, "I Want to Be a Hulkamaniac," shows Hogan's mad skills as a rapper.
If you can listen to this one all the way through without weeping openly, you're a tougher Hulkamaniac than me.
Finally, as a bonus, here's Hogan's official entrance song, "Real American."
If you like this, you might enjoy these other wrestling music posts:
* A Musical Battle Royal
* A Musical Birthday Card to Classy Freddie Blassie
With his long nightshirts and low-hanging pant, belted around the knees, his funny hat, his deadpan face -- and a truly dangerous banjo ...
A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican June 22, 2007 ThaMuseMeant fled Santa Fe for the Pacific Northwest a few ye...
Outside In Productions just announced this summer's Santa Fe Bandstand schedule. Shinyribs at 2018 South by Southwest Ad it's...
A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican Sept. 14, 2018 He enlightened us with the hillbilly zen wisdom of avoi...