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9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early '80s

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9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early '80s is a concept album by British alternative rock artist Luke Haines. The album as been initially released as a digital version on iTunes. It has later been adapted to CD and vinyl format.

Concept

As its title explicitly says, the songs are have psychedelic arrangements and are talking about old wrestlers.

In the course of the album, Haines uses true wrestler names and uses them to make his fictional story. Haines's namedropping contains: Mark Rocco, Gorgeous George, Mick McManus, Shirley Crabtree, Pat Roach, Kendo Nagasaki, George Cannon and many more.

Tracklist

All tracks written and composed by Luke Haines except for track 1 by Don Harper.

  1. "Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco" – 4:15
  2. "What The Plumber Saw" – 0:55
  3. "Gorgeous George" – 3:39
  4. "Rock Opera - In The Key Of Existential Misery" – 3:53
  5. "Linda's Head" – 2:38
  6. "Saturday Afternoon" – 2:35
  7. "Big Daddy Got A Casio VL Tone" – 2:30
  8. "I Am Catweazle" – 3:19
  9. "We Are Unusual Men" – 3:43
  10. "Haystacks' In Heaven" – 2:46

iTunes bonus track

  1. Me And The Birds" – 2:50

Credits

Music
Production
  • Luke Haines – Producer
  • George Shilling – Mastering
Visual
  • Sian Superman – Kendo Nagasaki Doll photography
  • Luke Haines – Wrestlers Calendar painting
  • Louise Mason - Sleeve, Layout
9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and early '80s
Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball RoccoWhat The Plumber SawGorgeous GeorgeRock Opera - In The Key Of Existential MiseryLinda's Head Saturday AfternoonBig Daddy Got A Casio VL ToneI Am CatweazleWe Are Unusual MenHaystacks' In HeavenMe And The Birds

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