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Help me identify the song used as Lex Luger's theme in WCW - also, is there a version with lyrics?

A friend says she remembers there were lyrics to this song. I searched YouTube, with no title beyond "4th WCW theme", nothing turned up.
posted by MinusCelsius to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
 
I haven't listened to it but in the comments of the video someone IDs it as Violet by Hole, which does have lyrics. Give a listen.
posted by iconomy at 8:57 PM on February 7, 2012


but in the comments of the video someone IDs it as Violet by Hole ,

I think someone was taking the piss :)
posted by empath at 9:19 PM on February 7, 2012


Oh....I didn't listen to either one, but thought it kind of an odd choice ;P
posted by iconomy at 9:25 PM on February 7, 2012


Well, being in Germany, I can't even play the Hole video, so my options to find the actual song aren't THAT good, compared to people who can freely click all the videos they want. *echem*

Anyway, friend says it's not Hole; she *thinks* it was a male voice.
posted by MinusCelsius at 9:39 PM on February 7, 2012


I think someone was taking the piss :)

Sadly it's not that unlikely. Jimmy Hart was WCW's self-appointed music man for a while and was responsible for several blatant muzak-style ripoffs of popular rock tracks to be used for entrance music. Behold, Raven's highly original theme.

That said, I can't name the original for the Luger theme, but it may well be a grunge hit of some sort.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 10:40 PM on February 7, 2012


I looked through TVTropes "Jimmy Hart version", which lists quite a few. I know WWF recorded some of theirs with lyrics, but this one seems too early and it was WCW.
posted by MinusCelsius at 10:47 PM on February 7, 2012


Sorry for spamming, but I should add my friend only knows this song as "the theme Lex Luger used", so it is unlikely she heard the original of whatever was ripped off (if that's the case.)
posted by MinusCelsius at 10:53 PM on February 7, 2012


Yeah, the WCW and WWE produce almost all of their theme-music in house with session musicians. (Amusingly enough, Simon Cowell was a wrestling music producer in the early '90s.)

There are some exceptions, but generally, it's cheaper for them to roll their own, and then they can sell the themes on album compilations (search Amazon or your favorite music e-tailer, there are a zillion of them out there.)

If you want the whole song, here it is on YouTube.
posted by Slap*Happy at 5:52 AM on February 8, 2012


Hm, still no lyrics. But seeing I lost count at "Lex Luger (9th WCW theme)" + several unnumbered WWF/E themes, I wouldn't say it's impossible she remembers a different (later) theme that had lyrics.
posted by MinusCelsius at 8:19 AM on February 8, 2012


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