Jim Johnston recently spoke with the RRBG podcast, where he talked about creating music. He admitted that the D-Generation X theme song was created for a different fighter.
“D-Generation X was originally written, I wrote for Shawn Michaels,” admitted Johnston. Then when he was there, he connected with Hunter. It had become a group entity very quickly. “
Jim Johnston then spoke in more detail about the song itself. He admitted that he was inspired by Rage Against The Machine and created the intro by accident.
“Chris Warren, who sang, that’s what he did. He was definitely trying to do something with that style, it was the white rock / rapper vibe. It was fun to do, ”he said. What is the best trivia on that piece of music? Somehow I got away with something that there’s no way I’m going to get away with it. The themes have an Undertaker bell, boom, music. Glass breakage, music. Okay, it’s not like, ‘Hey, let’s hang out and have a little intro.’ I was fascinated. I think part of that was Chris’s voice. He just has this sarcastic, implicit, fuck you with everything he says.
“Really just the kick drum, it was playing in the studio and I was doing something else. So I thought, ‘Wait a sec, this could be it. Wow, I love happy accidents, I wasn’t trying to write an introduction, ”Johnston said. “I accidentally left the machine still running, so I get in the mood for that. I found myself starting to say things, ‘You can’t tell us what to do.’ So I set up a long loop of that. I set up two mics, one with Chris in front of me, I just said, ‘Chris, in your sarcastic, crazy voice, repeat everything I say.’ We stood there, I bet 15 minutes, just thinking about whatever came to mind. “
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