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This Is Spinal Tap (Rm) [Soundtrack, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Christopher Guest , Harry Shearer , Michael McKean , Rob Reiner Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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1. Hell Hole
2. Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
3. Heavy Duty
4. Rock and Roll Creation
5. America
6. Cups and Cakes
7. Big Bottom
8. Sex Farm
9. Stonehenge
10. Listen To Me (The Flower People)
11. Christmas With The Devil (Bonus Track)
12. Christmas With The Devil (Scratch Mix) (Bonus Track)

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One of the greatest ironies surrounding This Is Spinal Tap is that it's actually better than many of the recordings it parodies. Songs like "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight," "Hell Hole," "Heavy Duty," and even "Stonehenge" are fun, 1980s-style rockers that any closet hair-band fan will enjoy, and "Sex Farm" and "Big Bottom" are simply hilarious by any standard. There's also the hippie-drippy "Listen to Me (the Flower People)" (even funnier if you've seen Rob Reiner's film of the same title), although Michael McKean and Christopher Guest singing "Cry, Cry, Cry All the Way Home" is sadly absent. The CD does lose some of its entertainment value if you haven't seen the film, but its mix of comedy and unabashed pop metal makes it the perfect party album. --Genevieve Williams

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SPINAL TAP Spinal Tap (2000 issue Canadian 13-track digitally remastered CD album featuring the classic rock anthems Big Bottom and Stonehenge plus bonus recordings including Christmas With The Devil [Scratch Mix] stickered picturesleeve with lyric booklet)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cover! May 21 2004
By Aaron
Format:Audio CD
Spinal Tap the movie is an all-time great comedy. Listening to the songs in full, you can "channel" these great characters for great laughs... and great music period! For a good laugh *today*, look next to the Spinal Tap cover picture (on this webpage), and click on "see larger picture." :-).
St. Hubbins: This is the demo cover, right?!
Manager: No, this is it, this is the cover.
Nigel: I see... it's black. Yes... you look at it and say, "How much more black could it be?" And the answer is, "None. None more black."
These days, Spinal Tap could probably get away with the original cover, as described by the publicist (Fran Drescher): "A woman on all fours, greased up, with a dog collar around her neck, and a man's glove in her face, asking her to smell the glove?!!"
St. Hubbins: We're *making fun* of that stuff! I mean, if we were serious, I'd see your point. But we don't *really* want her to smell the glove!
Nigel: Yes we do.
St. Hubbins: Well, I mean, not *over and over*!
Okay... I'm just quoting the movie, and almost every line is quote out loud funny. The DVD is the same price as the cd, so I would highly recommend getting the movie first... and the cd second -- nothing else is "more black!"
A quick funny story: In an interview, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean discussed recent Spinal Tap concerts. The two, and Christopher Guest, dress up as their "A Mighty Wind" characters (folk group "The Folksmen" )-- and open for themselves! The topper? The fans boo The Folksmen off the stage!! The group goes backstage, changes gear, and kicks it as - "direct from Hell" - Spinal Tap!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crank It To 11! March 13 2004
By Barry
Format:Audio CD
I pondered wether or not to write this review as a parody. As if the band were real. To go along with the movie. Nah. What was a great parody in film, is also a great parody in music. And just like the movie and some reviews there, I am surprised, and somewhat bemused, when people think that it was real. The movie and the music that is included here on this CD. It just goes to show how perfectly Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner achieved their goal of trying to make it seem real and come off that way. A lot of people were duped, and still are to this day. The music isn't bad at all, even if it tries to be at times. There are sounds in Spinal Tap's music that sound like The Who and Led Zeppelin and others. Proudly boasting themselves as England's loudest band ever, the guys don't disappoint on this nostalgic trip back to a brilliant movie and a time when music was just fun. Guest, McKean, and Shearer all wrote the music on this disc and that's another great plus for their talent. They wrote the music and played their own instruments. These guys are dedicated to their craft. And still are, especially if you have seen "A Mighty Wind". The band members of Spinal Tap consisted of David St. Hubbins(McKean), who is the band's vocalist and one of two main guitarists. Nigel Tuffnel(Guest), is the other lead guitarist of the band, and Derek Smalls(Shearer), is the band's bass player. Being in the band isn't easy as they have gone through 37 musicians in their history. They began life as The Originals, before becoming Spinal Tap, and the music here gives an overall view of their "hits" and their "sound". The earliest is "Listen To Me(The Flower People)", a trippy little '60's song that is a complete 180 from the remainder of the album. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rock n' roll milestone Oct. 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Pink Floyd. Black Sabbath. Spinal Tap are all too often excluded from this list.
Why their original albums are so difficult to come by these days is a mystery. It's a real shame for those young listeners who may never know the incredible energy of this wonderful band, one of the greatest, biggest, loudest bands rock n' roll ever knew. David St. Hubbins' presence and charisma, Nigel Tufnel's explosive guitar (with his trademark amplifiers in which all the dials went all the way up to eleven), Derek Smalls' creative and groundbreaking basslines. But for those who missed out on masterpiece albums like Intervenus de Milo, Shark Sandwich, The Gospel According to Spinal Tap and even the more recent comeback album Smell The Glove, this collection, inspired by Marty DeBergi's 1980s documentary film of Tap's comeback tour of the US, should give a general idea of the range of one of the most influential groups in modern rock.
A history of Spinal Tap's career is essentially a history of rock n' roll, and the collection covers every aspect of their long career, from the hard 12-bar blues of 1965's 'Gimme Some Money', performed when Tap were still the Thamesmen (with drummer Joe 'Stumpy' Pepys), through the memorable Summer of Love anthem '(Listen To The) Flower People' (with drummer Peter James Bond), through their conceptual period with 'Rock n' Roll Creation' and the mystic epic 'Stonehenge' to heavy metal classics like 'Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight' and 'Hell Hole', ending with the more sophisticated and mature 80s approach with the hit single 'Sex Farm'. Every song is a gem. Each and every one clearly shows Spinal Tap's huge influence on rock n' roll and heavy metal.
What next, then? I'd like to see a Spinal Tap anthology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spinal Tap. Great Movie. Great Soundtrack.
After hearing the music in This Is Spinal Tap (one of my favorite films), I almost instantly went out and bought the soundtrack. Read more
Published on April 29 2004 by camp_kill_myself
5.0 out of 5 stars WOAH eleven
What I like the most about this album is the awesomeness of the loudness of the speakers. I dont know what they did, but it's like (and dont call me crazy) but it sounds like the... Read more
Published on March 6 2004 by John Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Wisen Up
Yeah for all you people saying how This is Spinal Tap "disgraced" the band, there was no real band Spinal Tap. This is Spinal Tap invented the band. Read more
Published on Feb. 21 2004 by Haywood Jablomie
5.0 out of 5 stars A real Heavy Duty Rock And Roll Creation!!!
A totally cool album!!! 11 unforgettable tracks!!! Big Bottom(My favorite,awesome suggestive lyrics!!!),Stonehenge,and Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight are highlights!!! Read more
Published on Dec 30 2003 by Jason P. Pumphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars *********** (eleven stars)
A retrospective of one of the truly great bands of all time. However, I must mention that there are no selections from the albums Spinal Tap Dancing (K-Tel, 1987), their tribute... Read more
Published on Nov. 26 2003 by David Group
5.0 out of 5 stars I like the album art...
It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
Published on Nov. 18 2003 by Barbara Bickley
5.0 out of 5 stars They're gonna rock you tonight
They transcended their hippie-ish song origins to become the loudest, strangest metal band in Britain: Spinal Tap, the slightly insane band of Rob Reiner's... Read more
Published on Sept. 12 2003 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars ROF'n L!
Even if you don't like Heavy Metal, (or maybe I should say, expecially if you don't like Heavy Metal!) this CD is full of not-to-miss music! Read more
Published on April 9 2003 by Elizabeth Darcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best band ever
Tap into Spinal Tap, the greatest Rock n' Roll band ever! If your a Rock n' Roll fan this album is a must buy.
Published on Feb. 13 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Mott into Tap
"Smell The Glove" is Spinal Tap's seventeenth album, and probably their finest to date. However, don't bother buying this newly digitally remastered, ultimate, gold edition,... Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2003 by Kim Fletcher
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