Ah, Japan. Alyssa Milano had a bunch of hit albums there. Bob Sapp had a hit single there. All Japan Women was a promotion built around the wrestlers singing at one point. Japan loves them some celebrity music. Terry Funk was a big enough star to get an album in 1984, right after his first "retirement."
It's...odd, and Jimmy Hart's contributions are what really make this thing interesting.
Hart provided three songs: "We Like To Rock," "Barbra Streisand's Nose," and "We Hate School," all of which were also recorded by Hart himself on his "Outrageous Conduct" album.
- "We Like To Rock" was recorded by Hart as "Juvenile Delinquents." It's pretty generic, certainly not some of his best work. The other two songs are a whole lot more interesting...
- Hart originally "Barbra Streisand's Nose" as "Lance Russell's Nose," making fun of the legendary Memphis announcer in a famous music video (the song was also released as the B-side to the original version of Hart's "Eat Your Heart Out Rick Springfield"). The song is about a woman who seemed perfect until Jimmy turned on the lights and she had...Lance Russell's nose. For consumption outside of Memphis, Barbra Streisand became the target. Funk's recording is a pretty amusing take on it, if just for the added spoken word parts like "Have you ever SEEN Barbra Streissand's nose!?!?"
- "We Hate School" really is an odd song for these middle-aged men to sing. Also released on "Outrageous Conduct," Hart had released a different version earlier as a single. Notable for containing Hart's stock "walking/driving down the street looking for some action while the radio is set to a rock n' roll station" lyric that was also used in "Crank It Up," and "Beach Patrol," it's one of Hart's better songs. The lyrics ("Up your nose with a rubber hose!") are pretty out there at times, and Funk's delivery is so utterly ridiculous that it's awesome.