The Wrestler

The Wrestler


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The Wrestler

The Wrestler, the soundtrack for 2008's Darren Aronofsky film of the same name (aka Mickey Rourke's Big Redemption), might also be considered a solid sampler for 1980s hair metal. This makes sense, of course, given the renewed interest in professional wrestling as entertainment spectator sport -- even if the film is set in the present day of a washed-up, beaten, and nearly broken man who was a superstar back in the day. Cinderella, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Slaughter, Accept, Firehouse, and the Scorpions all have tracks on this baby. The only non-metal cut is rapper Birdman's old-school "Stuntin' Like My Daddy." Not even Bruce Springsteen's single -- written and named for the film, and played during its end credits -- made the cut to change the brash, loud, proud tenor of the soundtrack. If nostalgia for hair metal and hedonism is your thing, if the '80s were your time (or you wish they were), this is for you. Otherwise, it's best to check these tracks out in the place they belong in The Wrestler: as incidentals in an excellent motion picture about a man who tries a little too hard to live in the past.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2009
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923474227
catalogNumber: 4742

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Technical Credits

Herman Rarebell   Composer
Peter Baltes   Composer
Frankie Banali   Composer
Carlos Cavazo   Composer
Tony Cavazo   Composer
Robbin Crosby   Composer
Warren DeMartini   Composer
Udo Dirkschneider   Composer
Kevin DuBrow   Composer
Brian Forsythe   Composer
Wolf Hoffmann   Composer
Stefan Kaufmann   Composer
Klaus Meine   Composer
Stephen Pearcy   Composer
Solomon   Composer
Dana Strum   Composer,Producer
Robert Downes   Composer
Dan Lawrence   Composer
Bill Leverty   Composer
Blas Elias   Composer
Mark Slaughter   Composer
Georg Dolivo   Composer
Bryan Williams   Composer
David Weise   Composer
Stefan Sigerson   Composer
Chris Chin   Composer
Jeff Blando   Composer
Scott Franklin   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jackie Enx   Composer
Blas Elias   Composer
Santo Liveo   Composer
Ari Zablozki   Composer
Gabrieleb Hauke   Composer
Thomas Carl Keifer   Composer
Robert Downes   Composer
Tristen Jones   Composer
Carl Snare   Composer
Rudolf Schenker   Composer
Dwayne Carter   Composer

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