Songs of My Life #64 - The Dudes of Wrath - Shocker - 1989
I have been inspired to post this tonight as I watch the NRL, with Manly giving Souths a flogging - it's 30-2 at half time FFS! And I was thinking of lyrics from songs that included "shocker" and "slaughter" in it. And this one came straight into my head.
It comes from the movie of the same name, a B-grade slasher flick that mostly drew us in to go to Sydney to watch it because of the people on the soundtrack. For 19 year old males, this was a classic film in the day. It may not seem that way anymore, as it has dated badly, but for a laugh it's still worth a watch, if only for Mitch Pileggi of The X Files fame who plays the villain.
The Dudes of Wrath is an all-star band put together to do this song for the soundtrack, including Paul Stanley, Desmond Child, Vivian Campbell, Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Lee, Kane Roberts and Michael Anthony. The song is cheesy as hell, but damn if it wasn't catchy in the day. And cheesy. Ah, it's all in fun and a bit of a giggle.
Meanwhile, Souths has cut the deficit back to 30-8. Good luck chaps.
"We will have the power!"