Very, very rarely do I toss around words like ‘brilliant’ and ‘masterpiece.’ But I think they apply when describing the humor in the movie, This is Spinal Tap.
For those of us that worked in the industry, This is Spinal Tap rang so true, so real, that it is almost scary to watch at times. Yet, the comedy still plays well enough that someone with just casual interest in music can still enjoy it.
Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean played all the guitar parts and did all the singing. They did have help with keyboards and percussion.
All the songs were written by Guest, Shearer, McKean along with the movie’s director Rob Reiner.
I have a feeling many of us haven’t watched this one in a while. It’s time.
This is Spinal Tap Peaked at #131 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts.
I’ve got nearly all the songs from the album on the playlist below.
I tried to get some scenes from the movie as well but copyright rules said no…
All Songs Written By Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean & Rob Reiner.
- “Hell Hole” – 3:07
- “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” – 2:38
- “Heavy Duty” – 4:28
- “Rock and Roll Creation” – 4:08
- “America” – 3:31
- “Cups and Cakes” – 1:33
- “Big Bottom” – 3:32
- “Sex Farm” – 3:20
- “Stonehenge” – 4:36
- “Gimme Some Money” – 2:26
- “(Listen to The) Flower People” – 2:38
- David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) – lead vocals and guitar
- Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) – lead guitar, mandolin, and vocals
- Viv Savage (David Kaff) – keyboards and vocals
- Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) – bass guitar and vocals
- Mick Shrimpton (Ric Parnell) – drums and percussion
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