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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by lowatter, Aug 2, 2021.
...and I hope I never get them back. Your thoughts?
Love that movie! “Who’s in here? No one! And then in here, there’s a litt-ul guy! So it’s a complete catastrophe!”
Brilliant comic actors and character actors.
The movie, the subsequent interviews, the albums, the live shows.
All fantastic to me.
Love those guys.
I'm not intending to be rude but I'd find it hard to see 4 minutes .
I understand your pain @lowatter
Sorry. My facetious attempt at comedy. Love their stuff.
Never wasted if you enjoyed it.
4 hours? What did you watch besides the movie? Is there a lot of extra scenes? I am aware of concert footage like that Big Bottom with a lot of bassists.
Check out boobtoob. Lotsa stuff there. Letterman interviews are great. I think that there's a 3rd reunion as well.
The deleted scenes are brilliant.
I liked 'em after they mellowed out a bit.
Everything that crew does is great. We watched Best in Show again recently and it's still funny.
Just yesterday I came across a clip of Spinal Tap on Youtube that was a "mock" open audition for drummers, likely made years ago. (everyone looked young) Hilarious.
Then there was a performance of Stonehenge at Glastonbury (I think)
I was gifted the VHS tape back in the eighties......and subsequently recorded everything I could, including Break Like The Wind and the "Folkie" thing they did. Possibly the three most talented guys ( for musical cleverness) on the planet.
Added....I found this on Wikipedia in reference to the IMDB page for Spinal Tap.
"On its primary page for This Is Spinal Tap, the IMDb displays the user rating for the film out of 11 stars (e.g. 7.9/11) instead of the standard scale of one to ten. However, only 10 rating stars are actually shown on the page, and user ratings can only be submitted up to 10 stars. Other IMDb pages display the rating out of 10."
I’d say that’s about the best way anyone can spend 4 hours.
The thing that makes it so great is that everything in the move has happened to most of us.
Probably the most quoted movie by musicians of all time! Didn't someone actually make an amp that goes to 11 after the movie came out?
Among the amazing things about those guys is that they make playing look so easy. If hilarious parodists can do it, how hard can it be?
I tried to get my daughters (24 and 21 now) to watch it a few years ago. It didn't connect with them on any level whatsoever.
Oh well, I'll try again in a few more years.
If you have the DVD and have never watched the movie with the commentary going, you're missing out...they do the commentary track in character in one of the special features.
I saw them first time in Freddie Mercury's Tribute Concert. Acquired Break Like the Wind C-cassette and watched the movie after that.
Life changing experiences.
Someone can correct me if they nicked the idea, but I don't think the 'mockumentary' thing had been done before Tap, at least not to film length, with the whole backstory imagined, etc.
I think it may not connect with younger generations unless they're aware of the sort of late-70s/early-80s hard/arena rock Tap was a send up of (and how big that scene was for a time).
That the film's release was also sort of timed along with the real-life decline of that little musical era (and of a lot of bands Tap was skewering) was also something that's hard to recreate for anyone who didn't live through it. Definitely added to it for me.
Careful where you point that thing. They're annoyingly good musicians.