From the Stacks

From The Stacks: Fred Blassie, ‘King of Men’

Wrestling, Rhino, and colored vinyl. What more do you want?

I’m no wrasslin’ fan, but even I knew who Blassie was. Some of that familiarity was via Andy Kaufman’s My Breakfast With Blassie, but he was really just part of the early ’80s zeitgeist via his association with Hulk Hogan and the like. King of Men pre-dates that era by a couple of years: Rhino released the record in 1977. It’s typical early Rhino novelty fare, the highlight being the musical incarnation of Blassie’s famous “Pencil Neck Geek” catchphrase:


Blassie died at age 85 back in 2003, a true legend from the early days of wrestling.  King of Men will set you back around 10 bucks or a piledriver. Happy hunting.


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