Showing posts with label This is Spinal Tap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label This is Spinal Tap. Show all posts

Saturday, 28 July 2012

This is Spinal Tap

"Dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported"

Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Spinal Tap, Iron Maiden, KISS, Black Sabbath. Some of the greatest rock bands in history, but there’s an odd one out. Spinal Tap, a band formed by actors Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer aren’t really a band at all. Spinal Tap are a fake band, created for the 1984 film This is Spinal Tap, a documentary, or rockumentary about a fictional aging British rock band embarking on their first US tour in six years. We follow their story from their landing in New York, through mishaps and mistakes as they struggle to deal with diminishing audiences, problems with the record label and inter band tensions. The film has become and iconic cult hit with the band still performing regularly today and has been credited by Ricky Gervais as one of the biggest influences for The Office. The band has even appeared in The Simpsons.

Monday, 28 May 2012

GB Posters Blog - This is Spinal Tap

GB Posters are having a rock week and asked me to write a rock related blog post. There was only one film that I could write about and that is the masterpiece rockumentary This is Spinal Tap.

Click on the link below to read my Spinal Tap piece and check out GB Posters.