Macho Man Randy Savage
Be A Man


1.0
awful

Review

by Tyler Munro EMERITUS
February 6th, 2006 | 86 replies | 23,463 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


This album isn't easy to review in a giant context, nor is it easy as a track by track, so I'm going to do a bit of both.

Randy Savage would like to let you know that Hulk Hogan is a pussy. No, he doesn't go right out and say it, but let's face it, the title track off his debut album, Be A Man, is entirely devoted to the fact.

Hollywood Hulkster you're at the end of your rope
And I'm a kick ya in the butt and wash your mouth out with soap

There you have some lyricism at it's best…well, not quite. With his debut album, Macho Man is essentially rapping because he says he loves music, but can't sing. To be frank, it's sort of a cash grab, but damn is it hilarious. The lyrics? Well, they're not written by Macho Man, rather they were written for him, but damn do they blow. In fact, the album as a whole sort of blows, but that's most likely the point. The album never takes itself too seriously, even on more serious tracks like My Perfect Friend, a slower paced dedication to his WWF/WCW/NWO co-worker Mr. Perfect who passed away a while back.

Let's check some tracks

RU Ready?: Here's a real beaut, a guitar infused angry rap about well…nothing really. It's basically asking if you're ready for Macho Man. He warns "We gonna do the damn thing so I hope y'all ready" because, now, this is the crucial part, Savage Man's gonna rip the microphone like confetti. While not the best rap song, it's at least funny. It's still pretty repetitive, though, so I can only give it a 7/10 on the cheese scale. Maybe it's the fact Macho Man doesn't really rap for the majority of the song, or maybe it's the fact the emphasis is more on the guitars than his voice, regardless, it could have been funnier.

Be A Man – Alright, this song is priceless. It addresses an actual real life feud between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage which is essentially summed up [url= http://www.tlchicken.com/view_story.php?ARTid=1736]HERE[/url]. It more or less attacks everything about Hulk Hogan: His less than spectacular acting and, actually that's about it. The song mostly just calls Hogan a "punk", a coward. He also sort of touches on Hogan selling out, but I wont touch on that since I mean, this is the guy known for his Slim Jim ads. There's part that stands out in the song, it basically goes like this

"But I'm a keep on messin' wit ya dude day after day
And once you step to Macho you're through
The joke's on you so Hulk what you gonna do
Probably nothing cuz you're a real big punk"

Come on; admit it, that's pure genius. Maybe it's not lyrical genius, but it's genius nonetheless.

My Perfect Friend – Karma aside, I can't do a review of this album without making fun of this song. Yes, it's a dedication to the since passed Mr. Perfect (Kurt Henning), but I'm sorry, it's totally ridiculous. It's your basic mid-tempo R&B song (the R&B chorus is sung by Prymary) with rapped verses. It constantly plays on the idea of Kurt Henning's persona being ‘Mr.Perfect', but the sentiment dies out quickly. This is actually the only song where Randy Savage doesn't sound like he's on the border of passing out, though, so that's always a plus. Lines like "He really was perfection but now he's gone away, you were lucky if you'd known him, and miss him every day". Well, it doesn't make sense, but I guess it's touching…oh wait…someone else wrote these lyrics, nevermind.

Alright, I'll sum this album up quickly.
  • Cheese. It gets a 10.0 on the cheesy scale, which is worth your money (or download), at least in my opinion
  • Lyrics. From an actual Hiphop point of view, I'd say 1.0/10, but luckily this album is not meant to be taken seriously. Let me repeat, it's NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.
  • Music. Meh. It's pretty generic late 90s Hiphop with a Randy Savage touch. The vocals are, to say the least, unique. The Macho Man's scowl is one of a kind, and although harsh, it sounds as if he's having some actual trouble getting the words out. Seriously, I don't know how he can talk like this…must be all the Slim Jims

This album is a must own, but only if you're paying less than $10 for it. It's ridiculous and dare I say surpasses the early Hulk Hogan (he's a pussy) albums of the early 90s. Real American? That he may be, but the Hulkster can never compete with the Macho Man.

FINAL VERDICT
As a novelty album this gets 8/10
As a real album it gets 1/10.




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Thor
February 6th 2006



10178 Comments


Oh man, now THIS is a funny review. Good job.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
February 6th 2006



3995 Comments


You like Protest the Hero but not Randy the Macho Man Savage!!

Step in to a Slim Jim.

masada
February 6th 2006



2733 Comments


Machoooooooooo thhhhaannnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg

:cool:

Cravinov13
February 6th 2006



3854 Comments


Awesome review. I heard this guy once, I thought it was atrosious. You nailed it :thumb:

Apathy
February 6th 2006



645 Comments


*Atrocious

nobodyblossomsforever
February 6th 2006



63 Comments


:lol:

I laffed my arse off reading this. Thanks for the entertainment.

Zaine
February 6th 2006



199 Comments


i laughed my arse off when i saw this on the main page. excellent review by the way.

pulseczar
February 6th 2006



2385 Comments


This can't be worse than Shaq's album, which I may review sometime because the man is a legend :lol:

Good review, the style probably wouldn't have worked if you were reviewing anything else.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
February 6th 2006



3995 Comments


Shaq's album is almost as awesome as Kazaam.

Zesty Mordant
February 6th 2006



1196 Comments


Wow, excellent and entertaining review.

Though I'm kinda disappointed that he no longer sports those sweet hot pink tights. In fact, I'm surprised he's not dead yet.

Cravinov13
February 6th 2006



3854 Comments


Shaq has an album?

pulseczar
February 6th 2006



2385 Comments


Of course, I saw it at HMV for 4.99 and actually bought it. His rapping is hilarious.

Ace_of_Bass2112
February 6th 2006



257 Comments


ive only heard of this album and now i must experince the mind numbeing stupidty of a wrestlers rap album.


Hilerous review :thumb:

Zaine
February 6th 2006



199 Comments


hah. nice avy galapogos. and if you want a really funny wrestlers rap album, John Cena. End of story, although im sure this is much more entertaining.

Florgan
February 6th 2006



11 Comments


Snap into a Slim Jim, OOOOOH YEAH. The 'Be A Man' is raw poetry, a window into the bowels of Mr. Savage's soul. (Just listen to the power in his voice, it's serious.) For the record, then, this album IS meant to be taken VERY seriously; jokes are NOT MACHO -- unless they involved dead prosti-tots and a arabian goggles.

But this isn't my review. Bottom line, only a Hulkamaniac could dismiss this testosterone (and steroid) jacked masterpeice. And I smell a coward...

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 6th 2006



4926 Comments


The best thing is you see the link for "dig it" and all you think of is him (I believe it was him) saying "CAN YOU DIG IT"

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

NEDM
February 6th 2006



1113 Comments


I have one of those smash'em crash'em dolls from when I was little. I was just playing with it and it happened to be Randy Savage doll. I piledrived the shit out of him and he says "Oh yeahhhhhh".

As for the album, I'm definitley downloading this. I've heard of it and remember it being advertised years ago. I just have to hear it. Nice review too, I like how you used bullets, t-b-t, and overall format. It was a nice little read.

Tyler
Emeritus
February 7th 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I had one of those too, but mine was a DDP. Those were the days...

zildjianBEV25
February 7th 2006



5 Comments


crazziness!
great review

ReturnToRock
February 7th 2006



3448 Comments


hahahahaha

i can't believe we have ths on here! although i can' really talk... *thinks about his backstreet boys 4/5 review*

nice job, though.



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