Is there anyone who doesn't love This is Spinal Tap?

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I saw it for what literally must have been the 100th time last night, and it was just as funny - in some cases, funnier - than the first time. I still laugh out loud. I also find that i doscover new things every time. For instnace, maybe this is a 'no-duh' to some of you, but i swear I never noticed that during "Big Bottom," they're ALL playing bass! If you factor in the totally unneccessary double neck bass Derek Smalls is playing, that's four basses!

So let this be a combo Spinal Tap Appreciation Thread / Is There Anyone You Know Who Doesn't Love This Is Spinal Tap Thread. Also, who's your favorite character? Mine is Ian Faith - so creepily and hilariously similar to every band manager I've ever known.

Go!

Wednesday Already? Ah, Christ!, Wednesday, 16 November 2005 12:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Like The Holy Grail, I really get tired of people quoting all the same lines all the time (especially in a horrible fake English accent.) But I still laugh at some of the more subtle lines that I continue to pick up. One of my favorites - after they meet Howard Hessman in the hotel lobby and start badmouthing him .. "We carried him. We had to apologize for him with our set. People were still booing him when we were on. It's all hype..."

D.I.Y. U.N.K.L.E. (dave225.3), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 12:57 (sixteen years ago) link

"THE FUCKING KETTLE'S ON FIRE"

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:01 (sixteen years ago) link

"HE TREATS OBJECTS LIKE WOMEN, MAN"

Theorry Henry (Enrique), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:01 (sixteen years ago) link

The DVD commentary track (all three of them watching the film in hindsight in character and commenting) is like a whole new film.


Huge classic, obviously.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:28 (sixteen years ago) link

anyone who doesn't like it should be taken out and shot. and then made to watch it again.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah now I had got 'tired' of it, but heck the director's commentary sounds worth-it.

I have the VHS version though.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:41 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, the dvd comments are awesome and somehow, "update" the fun ! (the ebay comments, the "he died"...).

AleXTC (AleXTC), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:48 (sixteen years ago) link

"He Died"? I get that from Dawn's parents!

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 13:50 (sixteen years ago) link

The rumor is that Aerosmith doesn't like it since they didn't get the joke...

Though that has a rough odor of urban legend.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 14:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Ian Astbury and Blaze Bayley (temporary Bruce D. stand-in for Iron Maiden) have been quoted in interviews saying that hated Spinal Tap because it made metal 'a joke.' The ironing etc.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 14:04 (sixteen years ago) link

anyone who doesn't like it should be taken out and shot.
The rumor is that Aerosmith doesn't like it since they didn't get the joke...

Movie or not, can we still take Aerosmith out back?

D.I.Y. U.N.K.L.E. (dave225.3), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 14:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Leonard Maltin only gives it 2 1/2 in his movie guide. :(

Stew (stew s), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 14:22 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't love it. Or I didn't love it the one time I saw it. Maybe I need to watch it 50 times to properly love it. I love The Rutles though.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 14:25 (sixteen years ago) link

i do love guffman, mighty wind, and best in show though. and i can't wait for the new one:



Plot Outline: Three actors learn their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 14:32 (sixteen years ago) link

i love it. i remember last thanksgiving or christmas when it was on ifc a bunch o times in a row when i was flipping through the channels and my whole family watching the metal detector scene and i couldn't stop laughing but everybody else was like "wtf?" so yea theres a little bit of getting the joke or something that comes with watching a movie excessively. but the songs are pretty good. my band covers gsm in rehearsals.

jdchurchill (jdchurchill), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 15:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah now I had got 'tired' of it, but heck the director's commentary sounds worth-it.

Not only that, there's another hour and a half "movie" made up of deleted scenes.

Vic Funk, Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:01 (sixteen years ago) link

OTM, that DVD is great! Funy this thread starts up now, since I actually just finished a research paper on Stonehenge for my Art History class.

Spinal Tap is possibly my favorite movie (after Alien, of course). Its one of the few satirical treatments of metal that actually 'gets' the genre, and understands its place in the context of rock history. I love how the band is a perfect microcosm of all the most bloated aspects of rock trends from the British Invasion onwards. The film is really just a great satire of the rock and roll biz in general, and the human capacity for self-delusion in the face of failure. The songs are really convincingly well-done and hilarious, too.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:21 (sixteen years ago) link

.. because all the things in the film "could" actually have happened.

There was supposed to be a 'hilarious' BJ scene that got cut or unfilmed, purely because it wouldn't have been included in a 'real' documentary.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Like The Holy Grail, I really get tired of people quoting all the same lines all the time (especially in a horrible fake English accent.) But I still laugh at some of the more subtle lines that I continue to pick up.

OTM, the movie has a lot of little stuff like that. My favorite is after the manager Ian tells the band that their Boston show's been cancelled, then says it's nothing to worry about, "Boston's not a big college town."

Tony Hendra really does a great job playing the manager.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

The rumor is that Aerosmith doesn't like it since they didn't get the joke...

I think it was Kiss that didn't find it funny (or maybe both of them). Maiden's Bruce Dickinson's got a pretty good sense of humor, I'm surprised he didn't find it funny.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Movie or not, can we still take Aerosmith out back?

Seconded.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:32 (sixteen years ago) link

the great thing about this movie is that once you've seen it, EVERY "real" rockumentary seems like a joke (I remember thinking "that's spinal tape-esque" while watching documentaries on the stones, the beatles.. you name it..). they've nailed the whole genre in one single almost perfect film ! (talking about that film makes me want to see the dvd again... the intro only with the "star wars thing" would make it a classic !)

AleXTC (AleXTC), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Maiden's Bruce Dickinson's got a pretty good sense of humor, I'm surprised he didn't find it funny.

It wasn't Bruce, it was Blaze!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 16:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Iron Maiden walked out of the London premiere, claiming it was 'disrespectful' to metal. Blaze wasn't in the band at the time.

Tap is to Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind as the Beatles are to Wings, Lennon and Harrison solo. And the new film will be Back Off Boogaloo in comparison. (not that that's bad)

It's one of the best movies ever made, ever.

snotty moore, Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:12 (sixteen years ago) link

I can see Steve Harris getting uppity about it (Maiden being his band and all), but Bruce seems well aware of the ridiculousness of it all. Ah well, tough luck, Steve.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Just the menu on the DVD had me in hysterics.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Strikes me that Penelope Spheeris' completely outstanding (and why isn't it out on DVD?) "Decline of Western Civilization II: the Metal Years" was a helluva lot more "disrespectful" to metal -- and that was a legit documentary.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Like The Holy Grail, I really get tired of people quoting all the same lines all the time (especially in a horrible fake English accent.)

Hugely OTM.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:24 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure some other metal acts have bitched about Spinal Tap, too. I think I remember Glenn Tipton and Kevin Dubrow both whining about it on separate occasions.

darin (darin), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 20:06 (sixteen years ago) link

wondering if anyone's seen this:

SPINAL TAP
($75.00) (1984) here's the rare 4 hours 45 minute version you've heard about! ...with all the scenes "not fit" for even the the new extended 'uncut' legitimate release - there's nudity! drugs! bad attitudes! plus lots more! 3 tapes; But please take note -- this is a 'bootleg' tape and the quality is not up to our usual standard there are visual dropouts some missing audio spots... we would recommend it for rabid SPINAL TAP fans only -- where else will you see this stuff? ; {the visual quality of this print is rated as B-/C

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 22:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow...I finally saw it earlier this year and thought it was...OK. Kind of a snoozer in places. Definitely sort of a dud on the overall as far as I was concerned.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 16 November 2005 22:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Does anyone have the Criterion Collection DVD? It supposedly had a different commentary track.

late adopter, Wednesday, 16 November 2005 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure some other metal acts have bitched about Spinal Tap, too. I think I remember Glenn Tipton and Kevin Dubrow both whining about it on separate occasions.

almost every metal musician i've seen interviewed about spinal tap has been quite positive; inevitably the conversation leads to them describing how this or that bit from spinal tap actually happened to them.

as for kevin dubrow whining about it ... what HASN'T kevin dubrow whined about?

fact checking cuz (fcc), Thursday, 17 November 2005 00:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Kevin DuBrow himself is an insult to metal.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 17 November 2005 00:25 (sixteen years ago) link

haha the story I heard was that it was the Scorpions who walked out because they thought it was about them.

Sundar (sundar), Thursday, 17 November 2005 03:17 (sixteen years ago) link

There was a SPinal Tap feature in Mojo a few years ago, and Harry Shearer said he researched the role by going on tour with Accept (I think) He said that the bass player told him how it was important to write songs using the open notes on the strings, which enables the bassist to pump his fist in the air and play at the same time.

Mike Dixn (Mike Dixon), Thursday, 17 November 2005 03:57 (sixteen years ago) link

i believe it was Saxon that shearer went on the road with.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 17 November 2005 04:04 (sixteen years ago) link

important to write songs using the open notes on the strings, which enables the bassist to pump his fist in the air and play at the same time.

I don't understand what's so funny about this? I used to do the same thing, but only so that I could drink more beer onstage.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Thursday, 17 November 2005 04:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't love it. Or I didn't love it the one time I saw it. Maybe I need to watch it 50 times to properly love it. I love The Rutles though. i do love guffman, mighty wind, and best in show though. and i can't wait for the new one

That's completely insane.

Tap is to Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind as the Beatles are to Wings, Lennon and Harrison solo. And the new film will be Back Off Boogaloo in comparison.

Good anology. Guest's other movies are great, as is a lot of Wings and Lennon's and Harrison's solo stuff. But the Beatles are the best band I've ever heard and Spinal Tap is the funniest movie I've ever seen.

Nigel (Nigel), Thursday, 17 November 2005 04:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Even better than the urban legends of who did or didn't storm out of the cinema is Noel Gallagher's tale of Liam Gallagher, on seeing the band live last year, storming out shouting "NO! I'M NOT HAVING THAT!!" when, during The Folksmen's support set, Noel had to explain to him that it was the same guys and Spinal Tap weren't actually real...

kit brash (kit brash), Thursday, 17 November 2005 04:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't like it

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 17 November 2005 04:52 (sixteen years ago) link

why not? damn, we had 41 straight posts of praise here! we're trying to make a serious run of unopposed adulation! at least give us a reason!

my fave moment: dancing dwarfs around the tiny stonehenge

fave subtle line: the argument about going on AFTER the puppet show

sleeve (sleeve), Thursday, 17 November 2005 05:54 (sixteen years ago) link

the bonus footage for Best in Show (my fave of the 3 more recent films) is amazing. Did you know the Christopher Guest character collects...Beach Balls?

speaking of...watch SNL in the 80s sunday night (no law and order!) and they showed a few moments of some classic clips from the season with Shearer and Guest, particularly the all-time classic synchronized swimming skit with Martin Short.

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/84/84aswimmers.phtml

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 17 November 2005 06:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, but there are so many great subtle jokes beyond the over-quoted ones (though I do have the impulse to slap anyone that says "these goes to 11")

Even the music itself makes me laugh - there's a great bit at the end of one of the songs where Nigel plays a souped-up Mozart guitar solo. Also when he's playing his piano "composition" and talking about how there are all these melodic lines interwoven when in fact he's just playing these really retarded-sounding blocky chords.

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Thursday, 17 November 2005 07:02 (sixteen years ago) link

"too much fucking perspective"

barbershop raga (blunt), Thursday, 17 November 2005 07:33 (sixteen years ago) link

This movie is 10X funnier in the "VH1: Behind the Music" Era.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 17 November 2005 08:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Possibly my fave moment is the 2 second clip of Mick Shrimpton falling off his drumkit. Any longer than that, it wouldn't have been funny. Also, the gay room service guy making Mick spill his drugs. I think Mick is my favourite character actually.

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Thursday, 17 November 2005 11:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Possibly my fave moment is the 2 second clip of Mick Shrimpton falling off his drumkit.

With ya there, that's a perfect moment of editing.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 17 November 2005 13:08 (sixteen years ago) link

There was once a review in Q magazine of a laserdisc version which sounded like it included all the extra scenes on the DVD, and had a lot more besides. There was mention of an all-girl support band who were linked to the fact that all of the Tap have coldsores around their lips at various points (hence "derek's out of circulation"). I'm sure there was way more stuff mentioned too, but I can't recall what. Has anyone seen this version of it? And does it overlap with the stuff on the amazing-sounding four hour plus version mentioned above?

M Carty (mj_c), Thursday, 17 November 2005 13:19 (sixteen years ago) link

agreed that the therapist is completely loathsome

Apollo C. Vermouth (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 8 July 2009 20:42 (twelve years ago) link

That therapist's sweater is great.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 20:43 (twelve years ago) link

I saw Tap live in '92. It was really great. Also have the old yellow-orange shirt that the roadies are wearing in the film. I bought it off a guy's back on the street in the late 80s for $5 and the shirt I was wearing. Really really glad I did that.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_vRnPTTIZY
^^^how not to write a song

Apollo C. Vermouth (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 8 July 2009 20:54 (twelve years ago) link

My favorite deleted scene from Spinal Tap -- Nigel on Indonesian music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_LAS16AEvw

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

i found that part where hetfield goes to his daughter's dance recital kinda touching....like he's really trying

thee michelle boob elephant (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 8 July 2009 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

Some Kind of Monster is funny to me. It's also touching and somewhat poignant. But some parts are so ridiculous that it's hard to believe it's not a mockumentary. Perhaps it is more subtle than Spinal Tap in the sense that the 'jokes' aren't always as obvious, but I'd say its no less funny-- and actually, I find myself going back to it now and then, which I never do with Spinal Tap.

Mike Crandle, Financial Analyst, Bear Stearns, New York, NY 10185 (res), Saturday, 11 July 2009 19:35 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHdzKdZF2G4

Quite exciting, this computer magic!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 16:23 (nine years ago) link

Btw on the Cornelius EUS tour video it starts with a montage of tour footage (mostly looking out the window of the bus, etc.) and you can hear audio from when they hear their old song on the radio ("I don't believe it!") and when they visit Elvis's grave ("Well since my baby left me"). Cornelius knows what is up.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 16:26 (nine years ago) link

I don't love This Is Spinal Tap. I liked the bit with Stonehenge and apart from that it's just okay.

This Is... The Police (dog latin), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 16:26 (nine years ago) link

You didn't laugh when they had 3 bass players on stage, one of them using a double-necked bass?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 16:30 (nine years ago) link

Some of these tunes are really good. Even if i rewatch the movie and know all the jokes and just aren't in the mood to think they are funny anymore, the songs still get me through this movie.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 16:31 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

http://www.mediaredefined.com/the-origins-of-spinal-tap-watc-918386556.html

never seen this before, for some reason it was not on the big expanded DVD reissue iirc...?

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 19:29 (seven years ago) link

The version of Sex Farm there (near the end of part 2) swings harder than the proper version!

everything, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 01:10 (seven years ago) link

"allright, so Meathead Stivic is following around this heavy metal band fronted by Lenny from Laverne & Shirley..."

"Pass."

"But it's got a cameo from Mr. Bentley in it!"

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 01:59 (seven years ago) link

David St. Hubbins: We say, "Love your brother." We don't say it really, but...
Nigel Tufnel: We don't literally say it.
David St. Hubbins: No, we don't say it.
Nigel Tufnel: We don't really, literally mean it.

Peas Be Upon Ham (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:26 (seven years ago) link

The extended studio meltdown from the workprint that is on the Youtubes is exhausting but great.

MaresNest, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:18 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...
three years pass...

Derek: We were talking about a rock musical based on the life of Jack the
Ripper...
David: Yeah,'Saucy Jack.'
Derek: Right.'Saucy Jack.' Now's the time to do that.
David: "Saucy Jack, you're a naughty one, Saucy Jack, you're a haughty
one, Saucy Jack."
Derek: Right...
David: It's a freein' up, idnit?
Derek: Yeah.
David: It's all this free time it's suddenly time is so elastic....
Derek: It's a gift, it's a gift of freedom. You know.
David: I've always, I've always wanted to do a collection of my acoustic
numbers with, the London Philharmonic as you know.

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:05 (two years ago) link

The bonus DVD with the last reissue has practically a whole other movie of outtakes on it! And it's very good indeed!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:23 (two years ago) link

Is there a fan edit or something of just the outtakes? Meaning not interspersed with the original film

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:53 (two years ago) link

The 2006 Special Edition double DVD has the outtakes on the second disk. But watch out cos there's a 25th Anniversary one without that.

Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Saturday, 9 November 2019 15:24 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

https://youtu.be/zABnkDJ2yHw

Nigel explains Indonesian folk music

calstars, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:42 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

"No, but it’s....you’ve got to understand that like in the world of rock and roll there are certain changes that
sometimes occur, and you’ve just got to, sort of, roll with them, you know. I mean you read... you read... you
saw exactly how many people who’s been in this band over the years, 37 people’s been in this band over the
years. I mean it’s like, you know, six months from now, I can’t see myself missing Nigel more than I might
miss Ross McLochness, or Ronnie Pudding, or Danny Upham, or Little Danny Schindler, or any of those, you
know, it’s..."

"I can’t...I can’t believe it. I can’t believe that, you know, that, you’re lumping Nigel in with uh you know these
people you’ve played with for a short period of time..."

"Well, I’m sure I’d feel much worse if I weren’t under such heavy sedation, but still in all, I mean you’ve got to
be realistic about this sort of thing, you know...."

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Saturday, 27 February 2021 16:19 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zABnkDJ2yHw

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 27 February 2021 17:01 (ten months ago) link

“This is one you haven’t heard. If it sounds familiar, it’s not.”

calstars, Saturday, 27 February 2021 17:09 (ten months ago) link

Let us bow our heads, in rock.

https://variety.com/2021/film/people-news/tony-hendra-dead-this-is-spinal-tap-1234923058/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 March 2021 21:59 (ten months ago) link

Sad. He's one of my favorite parts of the movie. Did not know about the allegations against him by his daughter. That sucks.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 6 March 2021 00:26 (ten months ago) link

May a cricket bat ever lay on his tombstone

calstars, Saturday, 6 March 2021 01:43 (ten months ago) link

;_;

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 6 March 2021 04:08 (ten months ago) link

The stuff with his daughter is really rotten.

He wrote a great book about comedy, Going Too Far, that is very much worth searching out.

incredible pant century (stevie), Sunday, 7 March 2021 08:14 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

"best leave it unsolved" still makes me laugh more than it should....doing yet another rewatch now.

had no idea that was Ed Begley Jr as the nerdy Thamesman drummer

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Friday, 14 May 2021 03:41 (eight months ago) link

eight months pass...

Listen

SHHH

we love you

peace, man, Friday, 14 January 2022 16:42 (six days ago) link

Here lies David St. Hubbins, and why not?

jimbeaux, Friday, 14 January 2022 16:46 (six days ago) link

you're a haughty one, Saucy Jack

Here's the emotional centre of this film for me.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 14 January 2022 16:54 (six days ago) link

there's too much fucking perspective

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 January 2022 16:54 (six days ago) link

Barry Bostwick interviews Spinal Tap on SNL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-HOHzafV1E

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 14 January 2022 17:24 (six days ago) link

“I can’t believe you’re treating the departure of Nigel like he was Stumpy Joe or Peter James Bond”

“Well I’m sure I might feel a little bit more if I wasn’t under such heavy sedation”

calstars, Friday, 14 January 2022 18:01 (six days ago) link

that's actually my favorite bit of dialogue in the movie

I do slightly not-love This is Spinal Tap now - but not because of flaws in the film itself, but because of what I will call extrafilmic concerns.

Like my 10 friends in high school whose "sense of humor" consisted entirely of quotes from Monty Python and/or Spinal Tap.

And like the 10,000 corny-ass muso dudes who cannot possibly resist an ST reference. In 30mumble years of music-making I have carefully avoided mentioning the property of sustain because I know there's going to be some goofball who is going to do the movie quote in a bad accent.

And lord help me if the discussion of the increments on amplifier knobs comes up because I swear to god imma kill the next mofo who says anything about eleven

Yes, I get it, you watched a VHS tape. Cool. Now can we please get back to rehearsing the fucking song

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 January 2022 18:08 (six days ago) link

I don't mind excess Spinal Tap quoting as long as you veer beyond the two obvious ones.

whenever I've been in a really bad theatre production, and I realize I'm in a complete piece of shit that is going to tank, I often have turned to the person next to me in frustration and asked "Are we gonna do stonehenge tomorrow?"

Okay, Stonehenge references get a pass from me.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 January 2022 18:12 (six days ago) link

A Hawkwind biopic would not be far off from Spinal Tap.

jimbeaux, Friday, 14 January 2022 18:16 (six days ago) link

an Anvil biopic already wasn't

otm

obviously very different musically but the documentary on the UK pop group Bros. was definitely the that got closest to that perfect dimwit grandiosity of Spinal Tap

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 January 2022 19:10 (six days ago) link

Fucking limmy.

feed me with your clicks (Noel Emits), Friday, 14 January 2022 19:33 (six days ago) link


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