A real, rare piece of wrestling memorabilia up for grabs here, the promotional album WCW put out for The West Texas Rednecks. Included are five tracks, “Good Ol’ Boys” the Rednecks’ original theme and four different cuts of the country classic “Rap Is Crap”.
I don’t think I ever realized that “Good Ol’ Boys” is nothing more than a reworked version of the WCW theme Jimmy Hart wrote for Jeff Jarrett.
The West Texas Rednecks are a group seemingly remembered fondly by fans online anytime I’ve mentioned them in passing or featured them on Facebook/Twitter. However, I missed out on a lot of their storylines due to completely detesting all things related to Master P. My 15-year-old self had pledged his allegiance to Bad Boy Records and had zero interest in being subjected to terrible hip-hop music out of New Orleans. Ignoring the No Limit Soldiers videos on MTV and BET were one thing, but when they infiltrated my favorite wrestling promotion and started to feud with The West Texas Rednecks, I just stopped watching Nitro entirely.
Granted, there were other terrible storylines around the summer of 1999 that also killed my interest in WCW (Savage/Nash feud involving raw sewage, for example), but Silkk the Shocker celebrating his birthday on Nitro was too much for me.
Due to my dislike of No Limit and my proud Texas heritage, I probably should’ve been the biggest fan of The West Texas Rednecks! Unfortunately, I ended up tuning out altogether for several months instead. I think I spent that summer trying to beat Final Fantasy VIII as the replacement obsession to fill my wrestling void. Probably a better use of my vacation time, to be honest.
Contemplating trying to win this auction just to upload all the tracks, but that $50 start price might be enough to dissuade me here. If any of you out there win this, I’ll be happy to grab a CD-R copy from ya. Only by working together will we be able to upload these tracks onto the Internet and keep me from wasting my $$$ on more useless WCW merch.