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'The Graps' in Music

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I like wrestling. I like music. I like it when music references wrestling. What are some of your favourite instances? Mine are:

"I’m like Stone Cold Steve Austin, I put homophobes in coffins - 
I’m like Ted DeBiase, I win no matter what it costs me"
IDLES, "Colossus"

"I Jake the Snake ‘em, DDT ‘em in mausoleums"
Run the Jewels, "Blockbuster Night Part 1"

The entirety of "Ric Flair Drip".

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Weezer's El Scorcho - "Watching Grunge Legdrop New Jack through a press table"

REM's Man on the Moon obviously referencing Andy Kaufman and Freddie Blassie.

 

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Open Mike Eagle has quite a few references sprinkled throughout his stuff.

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Speaking of Captain Lou, here's Kimya Dawson, Aesop Rock, and Daniel Bryan (background vox) singing a eulogy for Captain Lou.

 

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There was a band called Gordon Solie Mother Fuckers. 

I think Pee Lander Z has a song called Terry Funk. 

Then there is this band called Harvey Milk with a song called Dick Slater. I really don't know if it's about the wrestler because I can't understand what the fuck they're saying. 

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Do I even need to mention Wale?

  • Lil' B the BasedGod has a mixtape called GOLD DUST MIXTAPE, with... old school '96 Goldust w/ IC title on the cover.
  • Action Bronson has a song called Barry Horowitz.
  • Smoke DZA releases a mixtape around WrestleMania every year. This year was Ringside 6.
  • Migos' To Hotty has a line about Scotty 2 Hotty.
  • Cam'ron has a song dedicated entirely to Ric Flair.
  • I'm pretty sure Pusha T has referenced Ric Flair more than once - I know for sure he shouted him out on the "I Don't Like" remix off the GOOD Music comp album.
  • The greatest rapper of all time, MF DOOM, name dropped Kurt Angle on the Madvilliany album.


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On 20/08/2018 at 14:55, Apsham said:

See Goats; The Mountain

 

The Mountain Goats were the answer to a question in The Times quiz a few weeks ago, and I got the answer right and looked really smart at work.

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On 20/08/2018 at 16:43, VerbalPuke said:

There was a band called Gordon Solie Mother Fuckers. 

I think Pee Lander Z has a song called Terry Funk. 

Then there is this band called Harvey Milk with a song called Dick Slater. I really don't know if it's about the wrestler because I can't understand what the fuck they're saying. 

How could you forget 'Do The Crusher' by The Novas?

 

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32 minutes ago, DMN said:

How could you forget 'Do The Crusher' by The Novas?

 

I actually know that as a Cramps song. But they covered a million obscure old garage tunes. 

You did remind me of the Ramones “The Crusher” from their last album. That’s a fun wrestling song. 

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Aside from those already mentioned;

"Johnny Kwango" by The Bevis Frond

 

Luke Haines did a whole album about British wrestling, and referenced Kendo Nagasaki on at least one previous track ("Leeds United"). Half Man Half Biscuit also referenced Kendo from time to time.

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, VerbalPuke said:

I actually know that as a Cramps song. But they covered a million obscure old garage tunes. 

You did remind me of the Ramones “The Crusher” from their last album. That’s a fun wrestling song. 

I linked the original, but my favorite version is by Manic Hispanic.

 

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I like it. “Mijo goes to college”, nice. 

I actually remembered another, Two Tub Man by the Dictators. 

It starts with him basically cutting a promo about how he has beat Dick the Bruiser and Verne Gange in Minneapolis. 

 

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"Go hard like Iverson playing with hurt ankles / Plus, wrestle the topic from a different Kurt Angle"

- Talib Kweli, In The Mood

"So if you're mixing with GarageBand, video on the flip cam / I'm a big fan, you got more heart than Bret The Hitman"

- Talib Kweli, Uh Oh

"Back with Andre The Giant, mister elephant tusk / Fix your musk, you'll be just another one bit the dust"

Eminem, Crack A Bottle

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Well this is more 'The Music' in Graps but...

For years, Open Mike Eagle has been one of the sharpest, most unique voices on the rap underground. But now he’s branching out into other art forms, as well. Mike Eagle has always been a huge and vocal pro wrestling fan. He co-hosts a wrestling podcast and occasionally uses the performative sport as a metaphor for certain aspect of the human condition. And now Mike Eagle has done things that few wrestling fans could dream about. He’s wrestled a real match. He’s had a legend in his corner. And he’s won.

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I completely forgot Elvis Depressedly had a song inspired by watching Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestle Kingdom, and also a track that opened with Terry Funk's "Forever" speech.

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