ECW Trivia Question
Which off-Broadway theater play used ECW music made by Harry Slash?
Answer: Murder in America, a play by Allen Blumberg. ECW ring announcer, Stephen DeAngelis was the casting director for the play. Thank you to Harry Slash for this piece of ECW trivia plus the photo below. Please check out Harry’s bio page to learn more about him as well as his making sure that the parties who worked on ECW’s music with him receive the attention they deserve for their roles in bringing you the music that so many wrestling fans loved when ECW operated. Harry Slash’s page here
Here is more about the play:
Here is more information about Harry’s background from his bio page:
In the late 80s and early 90s I was one of NYC’s more succesful club promoters, booking rock and alternative shows at The Space At Chase, The Grand (formerly “The Cat Club”), The Black Cat, The Ritz, The Lion’s Den, The Marquee, and many other venues. (Prior to that I ran gas stations and repair shops for my family.)
In 1993, I formed a band called “The Slashtones”. The Slashtones were a satirical rock band that featured some of the best musicians in New York and who’s material revolved around blending classic rock groves with classic television themes. From 1997 to 2001 I wrote, performed and produced original music for a television show called “Extreme Championship Wrestling”, including the show’s theme song. Besides ECW’s national television program, my songs have also appeared on a multitude of DVDs, CDs, video games, one internationally released documentary titled “Beyond The Mat” and an Off Broadway play titled “Murder In America”. My ECW music catalog was acquired by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2006 and continues to be used in their television programs and DVD releases.
After the demise of ECW I continued to produce music for CD release and have worked with current and former members of such notable bands like Rainbow, Deep Purple, The Cult, The Uptown Horns, Billy Idol, Zebra, Riot, Ace Frehley’s Comet, Mountain, Dion, The John Entwistle Band, Buster Poindexter, Raging Slab, Murphy’s Law, The Honeydrippers, Mick Jagger, Carmine Appice’s Slamm, and a multitude of others.