Spinal Tap is 30 Years Old.

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  1. Tituscrow

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    Inspired by tplyons Goldeneye thread, I remembered a conversation with some mates over Xmas about how old ST was.

    In the old days, we would have argued for hours about its exact year of release, citing various references to other films, pop songs, events in the news etc to back our assertions. Trying to rewind your brain is a skill long lost...

    However, it was merely a race to see who could hit google quickest and shout out '1984' !!!!

    Anyway, so...yeah...30 years. And you know what? I still laugh as much today- possibly more so - than I did when I saw it as a 15 year old metal-head.

    There must be some Spinal Tap love here in TBOT?

    Edit: I know technically the film is music-related and should go in Misc, but I'd like the TBOT crew to share the love :)
     
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    It goes to 11…

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    Always loved that :D
     
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    My whole band went to see it in the theater. For the next year we were constantly making Tap references.

    The music festival on the Isle of Lucy.
     
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    Here's a hilarious impersonation of Derek Smalls c/o Julie Slick:

     
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    Sounds about right. How old is Bad News?? (IIRC they came first)

    EDIT of course i love Tap like brothers. Saw 'em live at Wembley a few years ago, they supported themselves as the Folksmen (from A Mighty Wind). Harry Shearer in drag and all :D
     
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    Oh I love Bad News too. I think both were in production at the same time, but BN was released in 83.

    For years I had the VHS, then when DVD's hit with extras/outtakes/commentaries and the like, it was like having a whole new Tap experience.
     
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    I remember when it first came out and one of my band mates said they finally made a realistic movie about being in a band. It may have been a mocumentory, but they nailed it. Great movie.
     
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    It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
     
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    The outtakes are amazing. The limo driver... :D

    Also Nigel Tufnel at the zoo.
     
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    I completely missed it when it came out, too preoccupied/poor/etc raising a family to go to see it or almost anything else really, unless the wife wanted to see it of course.

    Bought it on DVD only recently (with the extras). Ranks a close second to the Python set as my most watched DVDs.

    Another good giggle is Pheonix Nights (UK TV comedy series based on 70s/80s clubland). That is a so true to life of the clubs I used to play it is sometimes scary (in a funny way).
     
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    "The DRUIDS!!!!......Nodobdy knew.... 'oo they were... or what they were doing...."

    Could quote Tap for hours. Right up there with the Blues Brothers as best music movie ever.
     
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    I think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
     
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    Nigel: The sustain, listen to it.

    Marty: I don't hear anything.

    Nigel: Well you would though, if it were playing.
     
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    Don't touch it. Don't even look at it.
     
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    Marty: What happened to Stumpy Joe?

    Derek: Well, uh, it's not a very pleasant story...but, uh, he died...uh...he choked on...the ac- the official explanation was he choked on vomit.

    David: He passed away.

    Nigel: It was actually, was actually someone else's vomit. It's not....
     
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    Could've sworn it was '82. Shows what I remember. I'm old. Get off of my Stonehenge!
     

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