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Encyclopedia > Spinal Tap
Spinal Tap
Origin England
Genre(s) Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Years active 1964-1982
1992-present
Label(s) Megaphone, Polymer (MCA Records)
Members
Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest)
David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean)
Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer)

Spınal Tap is a mostly fictitious heavy metal band, the subject of the 1984 rockumentary/mockumentary film This Is Spınal Tap. The film was accompanied by a soundtrack album of the same name. In the years since the film was made the actors who portrayed the band members have played concerts and released music under the Spınal Tap name, blurring the line between parody and reality. Spinal tap can refer to: Lumbar puncture, a medical procedure Spinal Tap (band) is a (mostly) fictional hard rock band This Is Spinal Tap, a mockumentary portraying the same band This Is Spinal Tap (album), the films soundtrack Category: ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Nigel Tufnel is the fictional lead guitarist of the rock band, Spinal Tap, featured in the 1984 mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. ... For the Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, see Christopher Guest, Baron Guest. ... David St. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... Harry Shearer as Derek Smalls Derek Albion Smalls (born 1947) is a fictional character played by Harry Shearer. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... This article is about the film. ...


The band members are portrayed by Michael McKean (as lead singer David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (as guitarist Nigel Tufnel), and Harry Shearer (as bassist Derek Smalls). They first appeared in a 1978 ABC comedy special, The TV Show. The same trio of actors would be reunited as the American folk music revival band The Folksmen in the 2003 mockumentary A Mighty Wind. Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... David St. ... For the Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, see Christopher Guest, Baron Guest. ... Nigel Tufnel is the fictional lead guitarist of the rock band, Spinal Tap, featured in the 1984 mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Harry Shearer as Derek Smalls Derek Albion Smalls (born 1947) is a fictional character played by Harry Shearer. ... The year 1978 in television involved some significant events. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... The American folk music revival was a phenomenon in the United States in the 1950s to mid-1960s. ... A Mighty Wind was a movie released in 2003. ... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ...

Contents

Background

Fans of Spınal Tap have assembled the "mostly fictional" details about the band based on the film, albums, concerts and related promotional material. This includes a list of the band's former members and a discography.


Spınal Tap has had a succession of drummers, all of whom they claim have died under odd circumstances: one in a "bizarre gardening accident"; another "choked on vomit," (although it was never determined whose vomit it was, as "you can't really dust for vomit"), and a third from apparent spontaneous human combustion onstage, leaving a small green "globule" on his drum throne. Mr Richard Shrimpton also appears on the drums in later guises of the band. For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... A gardener Gardening is the practice of growing flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. ... Vomiting (or emesis) is the forceful expulsion of the contents of ones stomach through the mouth. ... Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) refers to the belief that the human body sometimes burns without an external source of ignition. ...


Reunited

Spınal Tap "reunited" in 1992 for Break Like the Wind, an album produced in part by T-Bone Burnett, an accomplished musician and record producer. The album was accompanied by a promotional audition for a new drummer attended by Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Gina Schock of The Go-Go's, and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, who auditioned in a fireproof suit. A promotional concert tour followed, which included an appearance at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, where they performed "The Majesty Of Rock", a song they dedicated to Mercury and released as a single. The band also released the single "Bitch School." See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Break Like the Wind is an album by the fictional band Spinal Tap. ... [[]] The True False Identity, 2006. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Stephen Andrew Perkins (born September 13, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and songwriter. ... Janes Addiction was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell (vocalist), Eric Avery (bassist), Dave Navarro (guitarist), and Stephen Perkins (percussionist). ... Gina Schock was born on August 31, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland. ... For the 1960s band, see The Go-Gos (1960s). ... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the band. ... Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert poster The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at Londons Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide to an estimated audience of one billion viewers. ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ...


On July 1, 1992, Tap crossed 5 time zones for three performances in St. John's, Newfoundland, Barrie, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia for Much Music and Molson's Great Canadian Party. For each performance of "Stonehenge", the miniature monument prop was delivered on stage in a courier envelope. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2000 the band launched a web site named "Tapster" where their song "Back from the Dead" was made available for download. Tapster was a parody of Napster, a peer-to-peer file sharing network. [1] [2] Napster was a file sharing service that paved the way for decentralized P2P file-sharing programs such as Kazaa, Limewire, iMesh, Morpheus, and BearShare, which are now used for many of the same reasons and can download music, pictures, and other files. ...


In 2001, the band "reunited" for the nine-city "Back from the Dead Tour" that began on June 1st at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. The tour included a show at Carnegie Hall in New York City and ended in Montreal in mid-July at the Just for Laughs festival. The opening act for some of these shows were The Folksmen, the folk trio seen in the film A Mighty Wind, and also performed by Guest, McKean and Shearer. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Just for Laughs (in French Juste Pour Rire) is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec. ... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ...


In 2007, Tap reunited again, this time to help combat global warming. "They're not that environmentally conscious, but they've heard of global warming." said Marty DeBergi. "Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing – that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler." This reunion also included the release of a new song called "Warmer Than Hell." The band played on the London leg of the SOS/Live Earth concert series. The band performed "Stonehenge", "Warmer Than Hell", and "Big Bottom" at Live Earth. Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... The Live Earth concert in the United Kingdom was held at Wembley Stadium, London, England on 7 July 2007. ... Save Our Selves is the name of a group of activists organized to raise awareness of global climate change. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ...


During "Stonehenge", their Stonehenge setup was (intentionally) miscued, with the two side pieces appearing on stage at the correct time, when Nigel Tufnel performs his mandolin solo, and the two dwarf dancers appear. But the top piece, which was lowered from the ceiling, did not appear until near the end of the song. For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ...


On "Big Bottom", keeping in line with the bass-only theme of the song, almost every bass guitarist who was present at the concert (including a few guitarists who play bass, e.g. James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica) came out on stage to play with Spinal Tap (almost 30 bassists in all). James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and sometimes guitarist Kirk Hammett), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Kirk Lee Hammett (born on November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist in the band Metallica. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


Marti DiBergi directed a short film (entitled Spinal Tap) which was released on the Live Earth website on 27 April.[1] The film reveals that Nigel Tufnel is now working as a farm hand looking after miniature horses. He plans to race them. David St Hubbins is currently working as a Hip-Hop producer and Derek Smalls is in rehab for being addicted to the Internet. is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ...


Other appearances

The band appeared as the musical guests on an episode of Saturday Night Live during the 1984-85 season. At the time, both Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest were SNL cast members. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... This article is about the American television series. ...

Spinal Tap in the Simpsons episode "The Otto Show"
Spinal Tap in the Simpsons episode "The Otto Show"

As part of the promotion surrounding Break Like the Wind, Spınal Tap was portrayed in "The Otto Show" episode of the animated series The Simpsons, a television show in which Shearer is one of the principal voice actors. In The Simpsons they are as comically inept as in the film. The Simpsons follows the approach of the original film by presenting the group as if they were a real group. After a lacklustre onstage performance (during which a riot breaks out), Spinal Tap are shown apparently killed in a tour bus accident, caused by Otto's erratic driving. Image File history File links Spinal Tap on Simpsons File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Spinal Tap on Simpsons File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... “The Otto Show” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ third season. ... “The Otto Show” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ third season. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Otto Mann (born January 18, 1963) is a fictional character on the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ...


In 1993 "Nigel Tufnel" appeared in the rockumentary Joe Satriani: The Satch Tapes. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ...


In 1994, The Return of Spinal Tap was released on video; most of this was live material from a 1992 performance at the Royal Albert Hall, but it also included some interviews and follow-up on the band members. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Albert Hall redirects here. ...


In the early 1990s, Spinal Tap performed in an advertisement for the "rocknrolls" savory product on Australian television.


In 2000, while promoting Tapster.com, Spinal Tap appeared and performed on the short-lived series VH1 The List and appeared on The Late Show. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


A minor character in the 2004 film Sons of Provo, a mockumentary about a fictitious Mormon boy-band, is named "N. Tufnel" in a hardly obscure tribute to Spinal Tap. Sons of Provo is a 2004 film written by Peter Brown and Will Swenson, and directed by Will Swenson. ...


In 2006, "Nigel Tufnel" appeared in a Volkswagen TV commercial highlighting their offer of a free, exclusive First Act guitar with the purchase of qualifying automobiles. The guitar features knobs and inlays with the Volkswagen logo and pre-amps that allow it to be played through the car's stereo system. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... VW redirects here. ... First Act is an American company that produces musical instruments for musicians. ...


Also in 2006, their song "Gimme Some Money" was used in a TV commercial for OPEN from American Express. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx or Amex, is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ...


Also in 2006, their song "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" appeared in Harmonix and RedOctane's video game, Guitar Hero II. At the end of the song, the drummer blows up with green goo shooting out of him. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harmonix is a game developer for the PlayStation 2. ... RedOctane is an electronic entertainment company perhaps best known for their efforts in publishing the Guitar Hero series. ... Guitar Hero II is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems and published by RedOctane. ...


Also in 2006, their song "Christmas with the Devil" appeared in BBC One promo spots for the network's Christmas programmes. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ...


In 2007, while accepting an award from the BBC Two programme The Culture Show, Christopher Guest broke into Nigel Tufnel, and considered what his wife and kids would make of the Mark Kermode shaped award. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... The Culture Show is a weekly magazine show broadcast on Saturday nights on BBC Two, focussing on the latest developments in the worlds of film, music, art, fashion and the performing arts. ... Mark Kermode (born Mark Fairey[1] on 2 July 1963) is an English film critic who regularly writes for Sight and Sound magazine and The Observer newspaper. ...


On July 7, 2007 Spınal Tap played at Wembley Stadium in London [3] along with many major bands and groups as part of Live Earth, a Climate Change awareness concert. Their set included a new song written for the occasion, "Warmer Than Hell". During their final number, the song "Big Bottom", St. Hubbins and Tufnel both picked up basses. Spınal Tap was also joined by "every bass player in the known universe", including Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters); Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield (Hammett and Hetfield play guitar) (Metallica); Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party); and Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA), of Beastie Boys. They were also joined on back-up vocals by Annette O'Toole, Michael McKean's wife. is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 450,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... This article is about the band. ... Roberto Trujillo [Pronounced Troo-Hee-Yoh] (born on October 24, 1962[1]) is a bassist who played in Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbournes band before joining Metallica in 2003. ... Kirk Lee Hammett (born on November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist in the band Metallica. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and sometimes guitarist Kirk Hammett), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Gordon Moakes (born 22 June 1976), educated at Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, and formerly of Tilehurst, Reading, is the bassist and backing singer for English art rock band Bloc Party. ... Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. ... Adam Nathaniel Yauch, pronounced Yauk, also known as MCA and Nathaniel Hornblower, is a founding member of hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... Annette OToole (born Annette Toole on April 1, 1952[1] in Houston, Texas) is an American dancer and actress. ...


On August 27, 2007 Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer performed an acoustic set at "Concert for a Cause" in Hollywood, CA. Songs included: "Hell Hole", "Gimme Some Money", "Cups and Cakes", "Flower People", "Rainy Day Sun", "Stonehenge" and a final encore of "All the Way Home". They mixed in selections of Folksmen songs (From "A Mighty Wind") that included: "Old Joe's Place", "Locoman", "Blood on the Coal", "Corn Wine", "Start Me Up", "Never Did No Wanderin'" (w/Jane Lynch), "Potato's in the Paddywagon" & "The Good Book Song" (W/Jane Lynch, Nell Geisslinger and Annette O'Toole). Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... For the Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, see Christopher Guest, Baron Guest. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. ... Jane Lynch (born on 14 July 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA) is an American actress. ... Annette OToole (born Annette Toole on April 1, 1952[1] in Houston, Texas) is an American dancer and actress. ...


Contributors

Guitarists (with other band names)

  • "Ricky from San Francisco" (1982)

Bassists

  • Ronnie Pudding (1964-1967)
  • Danny Jarman (1967)
  • Mr.John B. "Good" Russell (1967-1969) Died in a bizarre, self-inflicted sex-toy accident in St. Louis, MO
  • David Gilmour, Tim Renwick, Pino Palladino (Amnesty International performance in 1991)
  • Cody Wheaton

Backing vocalists David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English musician best known as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band Pink Floyd. ... This biography does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pino Palladino (born on October 17, 1957 in Cardiff, Wales, UK) is a noted rock and rhythm and blues electric bass player of Italian ancestry, related to the famous Angelo Palladino, from The Palladinos. ...

  • Lhasa Apso (1965-1966)
  • Julie Scrubbs-Martin (1965-1966)

Harmonicists

  • Little Danny Schindler (1965-1966)

Tambourine players

  • Jeanine Pettibone (1982)

Horn players

  • Jimmy Adams (1965-1966)
  • Geoff Clovington (1965-1966)

Keyboardists

  • Jan van der Kvelk (1965)
  • Tony Brixton (1965-1966)
  • Nick Wax (1965-1966)
  • Dicky Laine (1965-1966)
  • Denny Upham (1966-1968)
  • Ross MacLochness (1974-1975)
  • Viv Savage (1975-198?)
  • "Caucasian" Jeffery Vanston (198?-Present)
  • Jon Carin (Amnesty International performance in 1991)

Drummers C. J. Vanston is a film composer / music producer / songwriter / keyboardist in Hollywood, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • John "Stumpy" Pepys (1964-1967) Died in a bizarre, unexplained gardening accident.
  • Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs (1967-1974) Choked on vomit of unknown origin.
  • Peter "James" Bond (1974-1977) Spontaneously combusted onstage.
  • Mick Shrimpton (1977-1982) Onstage explosion
  • Joe "Mama" Besser (1982) Quit the band, claiming he "couldn't take this 4/4 shit"; according to an MTV interview with Spinal Tap in November 1991, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
  • Gary Wallis, Jody Linscott (Amnesty International performance in 1991) (Wallis pretended to explode at the end of the performance.)
  • Richard "Ric" Shrimpton (1982-1999) Allegedly sold his dialysis machine for drugs, presumed dead
  • Sammy "Stumpy" Bateman (2000) Died in a freak tricycle accident jumping over a pool of sharks.
  • Mick Fleetwood (2000) The only one to survive unscathed.
  • Scott "Skippy" Scuffleton (2001-2007) His iPhone exploded in his hands while downloading "The best of Celine Dion".
  • Plus 14 other drummers at various times all of whom are dead.

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jody Linscott is a sessions musician and percussionist who maintains an extended discography, having worked with a number of well-known musicians, including Dido, Elton John, The Who, Emily Burridge, Billy Bragg, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Roger Daltrey, Ray Davies, John Entwistle, John Wesley Harding, Kokomo, Patti LaBelle, Nils Lofgren... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ...

Discography

Studio albums This page is a work in progress that sets out to be the most comprehensive compilation of information concerning the discography of the faux rock band Spinal Tap, covering both their fictitious back-catalogue, and their legitimate releases. ...

  • Spinal Tap Sings "(Listen to the) Flower People" and Other Favourites, 1967
  • Brainhammer, 1970
  • Nerve Damage, 1971
  • Blood to Let, 1972
  • Intravenus de Milo, 1974
  • The Sun Never Sweats, 1975
  • Bent for the Rent, 1976
  • Tap Dancing, 1976
  • Rock 'N Roll Creation, 1977
  • Shark Sandwich, 1980
  • Smell the Glove, 1982
  • Break Like the Wind, 1992

Live albums The revised artwork for Smell the Glove. ...

  • Silent But Deadly, 1969
  • Jap Habit, 1975

Compilations

  • Heavy Metal Memories, 1983

Singles

  • Gimme Some Money, 1965
  • (Listen to the) Flower People, 1967
  • Breakfast of Evil, 1969
  • Silent But Deadly, 1969
  • Big Bottom, 1970
  • Swallow My Love, 1970
  • Nerve Damage, 1971
  • Blood to Let, 1972
  • Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight, 1974
  • Stonehenge, 1975
  • Nice 'N Stinky, 1975
  • Heavy Duty, 1976
  • Bent for the Rent, 1976
  • Tap Dancing, 1976
  • Rock 'N Roll Creation, 1977
  • Sex Farm, 1980
  • No Place Like Nowhere, 1980
  • Hell Hole, 1982
  • Lick My Love Pump,(Part one of an unreleased rock trilogy)
  • Christmas With the Devil, 1984
  • The Majesty of Rock, 1992
  • Bitch School, 1992
  • Back from the Dead, 2000 (available only from the now defunct tapster.com)
  • Warmer Than Hell, 2007


This Is Spınal Tap was the soundtrack to the film of the same name, released in 1984. ...

Bootlegs and unreleased material

Bootlegs:

  • Top Hit For Nows, 1968
  • Audible Death, 1969
  • Live At Budokan, 1975
  • Openfaced Mako, 1980
  • Got Thamesmen On Tap, (unknown date)
  • Maximum Tap, (unknown date)
  • It's A Dub World, (unknown date)
  • Ultra Rare Tap, (unknown date)
  • None More Black, (unknown date)
  • Live In Lithuania, (unknown date)
  • 3rd String One Hit Wonders Vol. 138, (unknown date)

Unreleased:

  • Here's More Tap
  • Flak Packet
  • Lusty Lorry
  • SEXX! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Hernia
  • Break Like The Wind II
  • Appetite for Distortion

Unfinished/unknown

  • Nigel Tufnel's Trilogy in D-minor, including song with the working title "Lick My Love Pump".
  • David St Hubbins / Derek Smalls' Saucy Jack, a musical based on the life of Jack the Ripper
  • Derek Smalls' Jazz Odyssey

Solo releases Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area of London, England in the second half of 1888. ...


Derek:

  • It's A Smalls World, 1978

Nigel:

  • Nigel Tufnel's Clam Caravan, 1979
  • Pyramid Blue, (unknown date)

Ross:

  • Doesn't Anybody Here Speak English?, (unknown date)


Actual discography

This Is Spinal Tap was the soundtrack to the film of the same name, released in 1984. ... Break Like the Wind is an album by the fictional band Spinal Tap. ...

References by Spinal Tap

  • "Electric Banana" (mentioned in the film) is a pseudonym used by The Pretty Things in the late 1960s. It may also be a reference to Donovan's "Mellow Yellow", which contains the lyric "electrical banana."
  • "All The Way Home", the first song Nigel and David wrote together appears to be a homage to one of Lennon and McCartney's earliest efforts "One After 9 0 9".
  • Derek Small's on-stage incident where he is trapped within a plastic clamshell is a parody of the same incident at a Yes concert where drummer Alan White was trapped in a similar prop and had to be cut free. [2]
  • "The Drummer's Curse," where every drummer that plays with the band dies in mysterious or inexplicable circumstances is based on the Grateful Dead's 4 dead keyboard players[citation needed] (from alcoholism, a car crash, drug overdose and suicide). However, in a tragic case of life imitating art, the rock band Toto's former drummer Jeff Porcaro died from an allergic reaction to a pesticide he was using in his garden, a really 'bizarre gardening accident'.
  • Tufnel's use of a violin in some guitar solos is based on Jimmy Page's occasional use of a violin bow in Led Zeppelin gigs.

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References to Spinal Tap

  • American rock band Superdrag has a song called "Baby Goes to Eleven" on their album, Last Call For Vitriol.
  • In July 2006, Microsoft.com featured a promo for Windows Media Player 11 that said to "Turn it up to 11" and pictured the WMP 11 Play button surrounded by numbers and tick marks, making it into a dial that ends at 11.
  • The Homestar Runner website includes a reference to "Quite Exciting This Computer Magic!", a phrase used in a tour bus scene from This Is Spinal Tap where keyboard player Viv Savage is playing a video game; also, in the new toon Welcome Back, Homestar is seen wearing a green skeleton shirt similar to the one Nigel Tufnel wore throughout the film.
  • Beck included the lyric, "Boyz / Turning jams up to eleven" on "Boyz", a song recorded for the 2000 compilation, At Home With the Groovebox.
  • In an episode of Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham says to Alexis Bledel, "That's like accepting the position as the drummer in Spınal Tap," in reference to Alexis going out on the patio at her grandmother's house.
  • In an interview with The Observer, Noel Gallagher said his brother Liam (both of British rock band, Oasis), "...had seen the film This Is Spinal Tap, loved it and thought they were a real band."
  • The British band Supergrass uses a line from "All The Way Home", the first song Nigel and David wrote together, in "Evening Of The Day". The original line is "If she's not on the five-nineteen, Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means." while in the Supergrass song it's "If she's not on that three fifteen, Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means." The Rialto song "Monday Morning 5:19" might also be a reference to this same song; the line there is "It's Monday Morning 5:19, and I'm still wondering where she's been."
  • Spınal Tap's "none more black" quote inspired the name of the punk band of the same name.
  • Swedish band Blindside has a song titled "Pretty Nights" that includes the lyrics "Who touched the volume knob / Has it always been this loud ... Does this one go to eleven?"
  • L95, a member of the Southern Resident killer whale community, has been given the adoption name "Nigel" in honour of Nigel Tufnel, thanks to persuasive staff members (and Spınal Tap fans) of the Center for Whale Research.
  • On the Marillion video compilation release "Singles 1982-86" lead singer Fish refers to the period between drummers Mick Pointer and Ian Mosley as being a "Spınal Tap drummer situation".
  • In the movie Toy Story 2, the Evil Emperor Zurg is about to kill Buzz Lightyear (after delivering the immortal line "I am your father"). We see a shot of the settings on Zurg's gun, which has a large dial going all the way up to 11.
  • The song "Rocker Girl", by Jewel features the line, "He'll know every word to Spınal Tap", in the description of the "Rocker boy made for her".
  • In Guitar Hero, one of the load screens confirms "11 IS louder than 10."
  • In the Xbox 360 version of the 2007 video game, "The Simpsons Game," one of the Achievements awards is titled "Goes to 11," for finding all the collectible tokens in the Springfield level.
  • In the CG Animated show ReBoot episodes "Talent Night", the villain Megabyte drops his hostilities for one night to play a concert. He is shown turning his guitar up to 11 before playing.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh GX episode 111 (Head in the Clouds Part 1), Viper turns the bio-band absorption rate to 11, coincidently during the 11th minute of the episode.
  • The Simpsons have also made references to Spinal Tap including in the episode "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" you can see Milhouse Van Houten has a Spinal Tap poster over his bed

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Trivia

  • The trio that make up Spinal Tap -- Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, and Michael McKean -- also wrote the original songs for Guest's films The Big Picture and Waiting for Guffman.
  • Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin was asked in an interview by Rolling Stone what scenes in Spinal Tap hit home. He replied: "Getting lost on the way to the stage. That was us, playing in Baltimore. It took twenty-five minutes to do the hundred yards from our Holiday Inn through the kitchen to the arena."
  • On a concert in the late 80's, the members of Kiss got lost on their way to the stage, just like Spın̈al Tap did in the film This Is Spinal Tap
  • In September 2002, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary included the entry: "Up to eleven: up to maximum volume" a reference to Nigel's amplifier that had controls that went beyond the usual maximum setting of 10.
  • The three "real" members of Spinal Tap are also the members of another mostly fake band, a folk trio called The Folksmen. The Folksmen originally appeared as the warmup band for some of Spinal Tap's live concerts, but eventually became the subject of their own mockumentary, A Mighty Wind, directed by Christopher Guest.
  • In the game Guitar Hero, during the load screen before each playable song, a randomly selected message is displayed on an animated amplifier. While the player waits for the song to load, the controls on the animated amp move up in succession, ending at 11, in reference to Nigel's amp. One of the random messages also reads, "Eleven IS louder than ten." The sequel, Guitar Hero 2, allows players to play Spinal Tap's "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" as a special encore song, either in the Opening Licks (PlayStation 2) or Amp-Warmers (Xbox 360) tier. After the song is successfully finished by the player, the drummer of the band explodes and leaves a green globule on his drum throne. In Guitar Hero 3, one of the loading screens reads "A 20 minute free-form jazz odyssey is NOT okay." In all games, the audio settings can go up to 11.
  • Nigel Tufnel is based upon Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, who were both members of The Yardbirds. Nigel's physical appearance resembles Beck, and his name ("Nigel Tufnel") is a reference to Clapton.[4]
  • In an episode of Good Eats with Alton Brown, Alton asks for a toaster from a scientist, and he brings out a very modified and outlandish toaster. When Alton says it is too much, the "scientist" exclaims, "But it goes up to eleven!"
  • In commercials for Kidz Bop 11, the announcer exclaims "Watch Out Kids! This One Goes To Eleven!"
  • The now defunct Working Designs had "Our games go to 11!" as their slogan.
  • In a 2006 episode of the TV game show, Jeopardy, one of the categories was titled "This Category Goes to 11" in reference to that line, and featured questions regarding the number 11.
  • In an issue of the New Musical Express, there was a feature called "This One Goes To Eleven: the loudest songs of all time", which were rated out of eleven for loudness, complete with an amp dial pointing to the correct number.
  • In the computer game Total Extreme Wrestling 2007, there are many references to Spinal Tap. The most notable ones are when certain workers get injured, it could be to a similar fashion as a lot of the drummers of the Spinal Tap such as a freak gardening accident. Adam Ryland, the creator of the game, has admitted this.
  • New Jersey band A Static Lullaby has a song titled "We Go To Eleven" on their 2003 album ...And Don't Forget to Breathe.
  • Chicago-based band Umphrey's McGee has several Spinal Tap references in live shows. "Jazz Odyssey", a free-form jazz improvisation seen in the mockumentary is a live staple in their shows, where it is an improvisation piece. Furthermore, while not referencing Spinal Tap directly, another song is called "Tribute to Spinal Shaft". Another song in this vein is titled "Smell the Mitten", a take-off of Spinal Tap's album "Smell the Glove", although it does not emulate Spinal Tap's style. Much as in Spinal Tap's "Heavy Duty", the classical piece "Minuet (3rd movement) from String Quintet in E, Op.13 No.5" by Luigi Boccherini has been incorporated as a finale to "All in Time". At the end of some shows, lead singer Brendan Bayliss quotes Viv Savage's life philosophy of "Have a good time, all of the time."
  • Harry Shearer toured with British band Saxon in 1981, and was told dozens of anecdotes about life on the road by lead guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve "Dobby" Dawson. Many of these anecdotes found their way into the film. Shearer copied Dawson's famous mannerisms in his characterization of Derek Smalls, such as playing his bass with one hand plucking the strings while the other one points to the crowd.
  • In an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar states that "Most magic shop owners in Sunnydale have the life expectancy of a Spinal Tap drummer".
  • Track four on the 1987 album Happy Accident, by Canadian band Doughboys, is titled "Intravenus de Milo".
  • A scene from This is Spinal Tap was used in the documentary series The History of Rock N' Roll.
  • Black Label Society performed a "Freeform Jazz Odyssey" during their European tour, featured in the behind the scenes disc (disc 2) of the Doom Troopin' Live DVD.
  • In the Doctor Who episode The Lazarus Experiment, The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to increase the volume of a church's pipe organ, saying, 'We need to turn this up to eleven.'
  • In the video game Pokémon Battle Revolution, one of the phrases spoken by the announcer towards the end of very close matches is "The energy level of the fans in this colosseum has been turned up to 11!"
  • Professional wrestler AJ Styles calls one of his signature moves the 'Spiral Tap.'
  • Punk band "Latterman" have used sound bytes from This is Spinal Tap in their songs "There's Never a Reason not to Party" (off of None of These Songs are About Girls) and "The Biggest Sausage Party Ever" (off of Turn Up the Punk, We'll be Singing).
  • Singer of the band Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba has "Hello Cleveland" tattooed on his ribs in homage to Spinal Tap.
  • Lick My Love Pump: Nigel's life work. (RL) Mozart and Bach (Mach)-influenced arrangement under development "for a few months now" when Nigel is interviewed by DiBergi in 1982 for "This is Spinal Tap." Part of a musical trilogy the guitarist was working on in D Minor, "the saddest of all keys."

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References

  1. ^ Spinal Tap reunite, The Age, 26 April 2007.
  2. ^ Billboard magazine interview, p.49.

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External links

  • This is Spinal Tap at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Ultimate Spinal Tap Discography - an illustrated guide to Tap's albums (both real and imagined)
  • Diary of a Spinal Tap "audition", from the website of the Royal Crown Revue drummer
  • SpinalTapFan.com, compiled by Taphead Chip Rowe
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