Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Wrestler

I caught the movie The Wrestler last night, and I can't say any more than what the real movie critics have already said. But I will say that this movie will have one kick-ass soundtrack! Most of the soundtrack is 1980s hard rock and hair metal. Bruce Springsteen wrote the theme song, "The Wrestler" which already won a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song From a Motion Picture. Mickey Rourke's character, washed-up wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, uses the Guns N' Roses epic song "Sweet Child O' Mine" as his entrance music. During one fantastic scene Randy laments how terrible 1990s music was, compared to 1980s hard rock, and then says "Kurt Cobain, what a pussy."

According to IMDB, both Bruce Springsteen and Mickey Rourke were not paid for their contributions to the film, and Alx Rose donated the use of the song "Sweet Child O' Mine."

Here are a few tracks from the movie which I already happen to have in my collection. Gawd I love 80s metal!

Quiet Riot - Metal Health (Bang Your Head).mp3
Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone).mp3
Ratt - Round & Round.mp3

Springsteen's beautiful song "The Wrestler" is currently available on iTunes, and will be a bonus track on his forthcoming album Working on a Dreamwhich is scheduled to be released on January 27. No word yet on when the soundtrack for The Wrestler will be released. For now, check out this YouTube clip of "The Wrestler," and try not to get choked up while listening to the fantastic lyrics.

1 comment:

unclezuck said...

Good movie, good jams! Thanks!