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This Is Spinal Tap (Rm) Soundtrack, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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You know what made the movie so good? That it was so close to the real thing. And thus This Is Spinal Tap , their debut, is not a bad metal record as well as being @#$%! hilarious! This reissue includes, for the first time, the single version of Christmas with the Devil .
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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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!!!
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.Read more ›
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After hearing the music in This Is Spinal Tap (one of my favorite films), I almost instantly went out and bought the soundtrack. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by camp_kill_myself
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 morePublished on March 6 2004 by John Mills
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 morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by Haywood Jablomie
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 morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by Jason P. Pumphrey
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 morePublished on Nov. 26 2003 by David Group
It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.Published on Nov. 18 2003 by Nathan Bickley
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 morePublished on Sept. 12 2003 by E. A Solinas
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 morePublished on April 9 2003 by Elizabeth Darcy