Thursday, February 05, 2009

Spinal Tap to Reunite and Record to Mark 25th Anniversary

It was 25 years ago that the movie This Is Spinal Tap made me laugh so hard I crapped. Well, not really, but that's a great opening line, idn't it?

According to the Guardian, Tap is getting back together to record a new album - the first since 1992's Break Like The Wind - to mark the 25th anniversary of the movie. According to the article, Harry Shearer, who is bassist Derek Smalls in the band, said, "We've never recorded the song we did at Live Earth, Warmer Than Hell, and I think [Spinal Tap] are trying to revisit their old success...We'll do a song called Gimme Some More Money, probably with ... dubious results."

Just like with any new KISS recording, a new Tap album will never capture the 'magic' of the old classics like Stonehenge, Big Bottom or Hell Hole. But I thought Break Like the Wind had some really funny stuff on it (Bitch School!). And when I saw the band live in 1992 at the Warfield in San Francisco, I was very pleasantly surprised. The show was funny but very musical. The drummer and keyboard guys were holding the whole thing together, but Nigel can really play!

Anyway, let's see what we get. In the meantime, enjoy this gem:

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