Exotic Adrian Street And The Pile Drivers- Shake Wrestle ‘N’ Roll LP ~REISSUE!

$ 15.99
Exotic Adrian Street And The Pile Drivers- Shake Wrestle ‘N’ Roll LP ~REISSUE!
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Exotic Adrian Street And The Pile Drivers- Shake Wrestle ‘N’ Roll LP ~REISSUE!

$ 15.99
Exotic Adrian Street And The Pile Drivers- Shake Wrestle ‘N’ Roll LP.  Exotic Adrian Street was a Welsh coal miner who lifted weights with Sean Connery in the ‘50s and who was later refashioned into a “transvestite with a broken nose”. He was was the first glitter kid rallying cry in the bone-crushing world of professional wrestling. “I needed the spotlight, not the darkness,” says Street, who left the cole mine’s and became a wrestler in 1957. He began by boxing for $2 dollars a fight all throughout England, but by the time Marc Bolan was Top of the Pops in 1971, Street was frolicking around international wrestling rings in his Crayola-bright wrestling trunks, silver lipstick, glittery cheeks, bleached blonde hair, and unmanly vanity — which made him wrestling’s most hated “heel,” and the punkest man in the business. “Marc Bolan told a reporter he got the idea for his costumes from watching me,” says Street, who began his transformation into glam-metal grappler by singing in legendary British rock and roll coffeehouses like The 2i’s in Soho, where Gary Glitter got his start, to designing wardrobes for Chelsea fashion hive Granny Takes a Trip, where Elton John would walk in and ask if there was any of Street’s suits he could buy.  It’s also where David Bowie would look for his glamorous looks. “Ziggy Stardust is a carbon copy of what I was doing,” says Street, who’s bombast came to life when he wrote the lyrics to his own entrance theme, titled “Imagine What I Could Do To You,” produced and orchestrated by musician Don Woods, who took Street’s megalomaniac charm and turned it into hummable glam-rock that blends the sinful stiletto-sweetness of Rocky Horror with Marc Bolan’s gift for catchy melodies. This is a reissue of the cult classic ‘Shake Wrestle ‘N’ Roll’ LP with all the original artwork depicting Street with his sensational valet and wife, the lovely Miss Linda.