Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2

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Piledriver - The Wrestling Album 2
Soundtrack album by World Wrestling Federation
Released September 21, 1987
Recorded January 12, 1987
Label Epic
World Wrestling Federation chronology
The Wrestling Album
(1985)
Piledriver - The Wrestling Album 2 WrestleMania: The Album

Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 is an album released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1987. It featured actual vocal performances from several of the wrestlers themselves.

The original vinyl LP release of Piledriver featured a head shot of Hulk Hogan wearing a construction hard hat on the front cover. It has not yet officially appeared in the CD format, whereas every other WWF/WWE album has. In addition to the album, a VHS videotape version was also issued in 1987 by Coliseum Video. This tape featured music videos for 8 of the songs from the album (the songs "Crank It Up" and "Waking Up Alone" did not have music videos made for them).

Several of the songs on the album would be used as entrance themes for the wrestlers. Strike Force used an instrumental version of "Girls in Cars" until their split in 1989, Koko B. Ware used "Piledriver" into 1990, Honky Tonk Man used his self-titled track for the majority of his career, "Demolition" was used for the team until late 1990, "Jive Soul Bro" was used as the theme of Slick and several of his wrestlers until 1990, and "Crank It Up" was used for the tag team of The Young Stallions (a storyline was created in which Jimmy Hart wanted to use the song for The Hart Foundation, but the Stallions "stole" it).

Track listing[edit]

  1. Robbie Dupree & Strike Force - "Girls in Cars" – 3:34
  2. Koko B. Ware - "Piledriver" – 2:55
  3. The Honky Tonk Man - "Honky Tonk Man" – 2:09
  4. Derringer - "Demolition" – 3:14
  5. Slick - "Jive Soul Bro" – 3:35
  6. Jimmy Hart - "Crank It Up" – 2:42
  7. Hillbilly Jim & Gertrude - "Waking Up Alone" – 2:59
  8. Vince McMahon - "Stand Back" – 3:02
  9. "Mean" Gene Okerlund & Derringer - "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" – 3:40
  10. The WWF Superstars - "If You Only Knew" – 3:18

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Executive Producer: David Wolff
  • Producer: Rick Derringer
  • Co-Producer: David Wolff
  • Recorded and Mixed by: Tom Edmonds
  • WWF Music Director: Jim Johnston
  • Project Administrator: Laura Adler
  • Art Director/Cover Design: Brian Penry
  • Photographer: Stephen H. Taylor
  • Illustration: Brian Penry, Tom Brenner
  • Photo Studio: Chris Meech, Images IV
  • Make-up: Amanda Wallingford
  • Legal Affairs: Ed Kelman
  • A&R Consultant: Michael Caplan
  • Product Manager: John Doelp
  • Assistant Engineers: Oz Fritz and Anita Sobelson
  • Recorded at: Platinum Island Recording Studio (NYC), The Hit Factory (NYC)
  • Mixed at: Platinum Island Recording Studio
  • Special Thanks: Top Kat Studios (NYC), Dallas Sound Lab, Nicollet Sound (Minneapolis), The Metalworks Studios (Toronto), Vernie "Butch" Taylor (Guitar on "Jive Soul Bro"), Rosemary Mulligan

Musicians[edit]

  • Drums: Bernard Kenny, Kevin Hupp, Chuck Bürgi, Robert Ford, Bobby Leonard
  • Guitars: Rick Derringer, Vernie "Butch" Taylor
  • Bass: Charles Torres-Mass, Rick Derringer, Howard Cloud
  • Keyboards: Vinnie Martucci, Rick Derringer, Paul Griffin, George Pavlis
  • Horns: Joshua Schneider, Don Hahn, Richie Cannata, Marion Meadows, Steve Sechi
  • Background Vocals: Elaine Goff, Amy Goff, Bernard Kenny, Rick Derringer, D.L. Byron, Randi Michaels, Cookie Watkins, Dennis Feldman, Robbie Dupree, Randy Rolin, Steve Johnstad, Vernie "Butch" Taylor

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