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PostSubject: A rare look at how a WWE Theme Song by Jim Johnston is made!   Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:03 am

WWE has recently re-released volumes 1 through 5 of their albums on itunes along with a few bonuses.

namely, "unused" or rough demo versions of newer theme songs for guys like Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre and others, that show some of the bands they would sort of "audition" to do a theme, before they would settle on the band they liked the most.

But the OTHER thing that's really fascinating, is a couple of tracks that show work in progress, unfinished, original demos of songs by Jim Johnston himself.

Like this original demo version of Triple H's King Of Kings before Motorhead was hired to do it.

Now, to most people and i'm sure, most WWE fans, they would listen to this and go "WTF OH MY GOD THIS SUXXXX!!!!!"

Yeah, it does, kinda. But it was a demo. A test version made and SUNG by Jim Johnston himself to test out what the finished song might sound like with a different singer, and was more polished.

Personally, I can forgive how lacking this is, because it was a prototype test version. Never meant to be heard. But amazing that they'd release this, because it kind of shows the process behind all his themes.

What the original lyrics were, and how the melody sounds like it was made with a fake drum machine and raw guitars, and offering the only glimpse of Jim Johnston's singing voice. That kind of stuff. I find this kind of amazing, and I can only wonder what other rare demo versions of all kinds of old theme songs exist in Jim's basement.
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PostSubject: Re: A rare look at how a WWE Theme Song by Jim Johnston is made!   Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:29 am

It's certainly interesting to find out how songs got to be where they are. I have to say for every good tune there are a couple of generic clunkers they use. But when they hit gold, as with Taker for example, it can be fabulous!
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