Saturday, April 09, 2005

Do "The Crusher", You Turkeynecks!

Milwaukee's own Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski has the distinction of being one of the rare wrestlers out there to have inspired a dance of his own. Listen for yourself as garage band The Novas play The Crusher.
Here's some info on the song I found:

On their 1964 Parrot single, Edina, Minnesota's Novas paid tribute to the "man-beast" from Milwaukee's South Side. A bricklayer turned wrestler, by the mid-Sixties, Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski had become one of Beer Town's most recognizable exports. Later paired with tag t eam partner Dick "The Bruiser," he ruled the American Wrestling Association with five tag team championships -- a record. TURKEYNECKS, LOOKOUT
The Novas were actually given a free recording session as the first band to enter the then-new Dove Recording Studio in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.


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