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4 Great AWA Wrestling Theme Songs

A scene from The Freebirds'

A scene from The Freebirds’ “Badstreet USA” video

When Danko Jones and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham recently got together to discuss pro wrestling for an episode of Exclaim TV’s Chatroom the pair completely no-sold a question I sent in asking what their favourite AWA wrestler themes were. So I answered my own question… myself.

Here they are:

Sgt. Slaughter & Camouflage “The Cobra Clutch”

The Sarge was always particularly pathetic at copying Hulk Hogan’s ideas, so when the Hulkster used his (legit) music background to make an album Slaughter did, too. This is not good, but it is kinda amusing.

The Midnight Rockers using Judas Priest’s “Living After Midnight”

I totally hated those cocky dandies Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. At least they introduced me to Judas Priest, though.

The Road Warriors using Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

“Iron Man” is a pretty awesome song when you hear it for the first time as an 11-year-old. And it’s even more awesome when it’s used to soundtrack two giant crazypeople doing previously unimaginably crazy things in the wrestling ring.

The Freebirds’ “Badstreet USA”

It’s only now as an adult I realize how great The Fabulous Freebirds were at playing the heel. The layers of dumb in this video are magic.

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10 Pro Wrestlers Who Look Like Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham

Damain Abraham from Fucked Up

Damain Abraham from Fucked Up

Damian Abraham from adventurous hardcore band Fucked Up really like pro wrestling.

He also really looks like a pro wrestler.

So much so, in fact, that I was able to make a list of 10 pro wrestlers who look like Damian for AUX TV.

To read the article, go here.

 

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Polaris People For The Week Of June 21 (Metz! Hannah Georgas! Fucked Up!)

Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

For this one we consider the strange union of Metz and Chad VanGaalen, ponder eating some Fucked Up food and watch Hannah Georgas become a unicorn.

To read the column go here.

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Polaris People For The Week Of February 22 (The Gif Edition)

Grimes' boots

Grimes’ boots

The latest edition of my Polaris People column is online over at the Polaris Music Prize website.

Because I went on vacation last week I broke from the traditional Polaris People format and instead found 10 Great Gifs involving past Polaris nominees. Grimes‘ boots are in there, so is Damian Abraham from Fucked Up flopping around as well as Feist shooting fireworks.

To see what I’m talking about, go here.

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Fucked Up Knew They Wouldn’t Win The Polaris

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Now that the 2012 Polaris Music Prize has been decided it was pretty clear from my interview with past champ and ’12 nominee Damian Abraham from Fucked Up that he was right when he said his band had no chance of winning for a second time.

Because they didn’t win for a second time.

To read the interview with FU discussing Polaris, head over to Spinner by clicking here.

 

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