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|Friday, April 16th, 2010|
Stock, Text (facebook/twitter sayings)
Quotes (Superbad, This is Spinal Tap, I love you man)HERE
public for now, then you can JOIN
also there's some swearing and cursing.
|Tuesday, May 26th, 2009|
There's a great little interview type thing HERE
with Michael McKean where he shares stories behind some of the Tap classics.
Tidbit:“Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight”
MM: We needed an opening number. I wanted to write something which was not exactly heavy metal, but a hard-rock shuffle feel to it. And lyrically, something that would trumpet the astounding manhood of the singer.
D: There's a borderline pedophile vibe.
MM: Yeah, tell me about it. "You still got your baby teeth.” That's a pretty horrible line. But it may be my wife's favorite line. No, no, no: “You're too young and I'm too well-hung” is my wife's favorite line.
|Saturday, December 6th, 2008|
Live Earth Promo
I was wondering if anyone had the Live Earth promo or know where I could download it? It's a shame that the LE dvds didn't include anything Tap related - I was really hoping to get it that way. Alas. I honestly don't know how long MSN is going to keep that video (probably not forever) so I'm hoping there's a hardcore Tap Head out there who can help me out. Thanks! Current Mood: hopeful
|Monday, July 9th, 2007|
|Friday, July 6th, 2007|
Talk about bum cakes
my girl's NIGEL'S got em!
I love being a perverted fan girl <33 Current Mood: hyper
|Tuesday, May 1st, 2007|
|Wednesday, December 27th, 2006|
I can't believe it...I'm surfing the Net while watching CNBC when I hear an American Express commercial playing a cheesy version of "Gimme Some Money."
My jaw dropped. I never thought I'd live to see a Tap song having been sold out. Current Mood: irritated
|Friday, October 13th, 2006|
|Tuesday, June 27th, 2006|
Hi folks, I'm Alissa. I just joined, and I come bearing icons. They aren't amazing, unique, or clever (it's such a fine line between stupid... and clever) but it's my opinion that there simply aren't enough Tap icons in the world of live journal.
Please comment if you're taking any.
Credit isn't absolutely necessary. You won't end up like a Spinal Tap drummer if you don't credit.
|Sunday, February 5th, 2006|
| You scored as Derek Smalls. |
You are Derek Smalls
Bassist and philosopher of the group, you are on a higher mental level than other members of the band. Though your view of reality is not always welcome, your cutting insight and thunderous basslines make you an indispensible part of any group.
David St. Hubbins
What Spinal Tap member are you?
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|Monday, December 5th, 2005|
Hey i'm new :) christa, from melbourne australia.
I've wanted to see This is Spinal Tap for ageeesss and i finally rented the dvd over the weekend, watched it yesterday...loved it. loved the sense of humor of the movie, the qoutes..everything. love their songs too. big bottom being one of my faves. the lyrics = gold. hah.
also loved one of the extras on the dvd, the commercials they did for those rocknroll things. it took me back because i remember that was the first time i saw and heard of Spinal Tap. hahahaha those commercials were funny. ROCK N ROLLLL!!111
|Monday, November 28th, 2005|
Spinal Tap Vinyl Album
I managed to procure myself a Vinyl copy of thier Album and the inside cover is wonderful, thought I'd share it with you.
|Wednesday, September 14th, 2005|
Sergelapelle, fellow member, is the luckiest person ever.
I totally stole the spinal tap script off the wall at work
Jickle the Gentleman Caller says:
Holy fucking shit, you must work in the Best Place Ever.
it was one of those mens room reading things
Jickle the Gentleman Caller says:
I couldn't possibly be more jealous.
Jickle the Gentleman Caller says:
I'm posting this at that Spinal Tap community.
Does that mean it's any louder? Is that any louder?
|Thursday, July 21st, 2005|
Oh, Kevin's(the boyfriend) co-worker's mother brought in cucumbers & squash for them. Kevin & I like cucumber, so he got one. After I'd cut up some of it for our salads last night, I wrapped it in aluminum foil. Then I started laughing maniacally! Kevin came in the kitchen to see what was wrong; I held up the foil-wrapped cucumber and said, "Spinal Tap!"
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiilarious! Current Mood: geeky
|Sunday, July 3rd, 2005|
Icons, my friends.
They're mostly dull quote icons.
If you can trouble yourself to see three more, click
Danke. Current Mood: thirsty
|Saturday, June 25th, 2005|
A speech I did on This is Spinal Tap for English.
I got 20/20 for it because my teacher is a fan.
In 1984, Rob Reiner saw it fit to reward the people of earth with the single greatest movie of all time. 'This is Spinal Tap' is a mockumentry, or fake documentry, so spot-on, that when it was released many of the viewers believed the band in the film, Spinal Tap, was a real band, but they are actually being portrayed by actors, including Harry Shearer, voice of Principal Skinner, Mr Burns, and various other Simpsons characters. The scene I'll be analyzing is the 'Stonehenge' scene, a scene so amazingly brilliant in its execution, that the very use of words in an attempt to describe its flawlessness seems to go against the very will of God himself. Previous to this scene, the band has discussed performing their song 'Stonehenge' at their next concert, with one of the band members, Nigel, sketching a Stonehenge figure on a napkin that he wants to be built for the night, and, well, here's what happens. Make sure to pay special attention to the lyrics of the song. Let's watch.
*Play the Stonehenge scene*
If you want to see the rest, the DVDs about $20-odd at a lot of stores, I'd highly reccommend hunting down a copy. But I digress.
The first bit of this scene is typical behind-the-scenes documentry stuff, except, of course, for the fact that its all been acted. Still, it gives a good impression overall of the style of the genre of the mockumentry that has been used here. The point of behind the scenes looks at bands in documentrys is usually to show the various problems encountered by the band behind the music, and this scene exemplifies this with the dilemma over the Stonehenge prop. This entire incident is a parody of a Black Sabbath concert from 1983, which featured Stonehenge props *so* big, only three could fit on the stage, leaving little room on the stage for the band. This scene, therefore, may not be too far off what happens behind the scenes of real bands. The fact that the video is slightly grainy isn't purely because of the age of the film or the budget, its been done on purpose to give the movie the feeling of a cheapy done documentry. The director of the movie being made, Marty DiBergi, played by Rob Reiner, the ACTUAL director of this movie, proudly declares at the beginning of the film that he has made a "lot of commercials", making it seem that he is relativly new to filmaking, which is perfectly expressed through the purposely grainy video and shaky camerawork in this scene.
This performance of 'Stonehenge' itself is a genius piece of work, a perfect parody of the nonsensical garble spouted from the mouths of countless 80s rock bands. Personally, I think this scene is best described as perfectly imperfect. The thing that really makes this scene for me is the fact that the band is upset about the prop, yet, in actual fact, the entire performance was utterly stupid. Since this movie is made as though it were a documentry made by a fan, the attempt to salvage Spinal Tap's integrity by the supposed director is made evident by the use of camera angles throughout this scene. At one point, as Nigel, the lead singer, speaks about the Druids at the beginning of the song, an undershot of him is angled so that the light behind him casts a glow around the hood he wears, giving him a God-like appearance, reminiscant of the outright worship that bands would receive in those days. Close ups focus on the character's faces, with their stern looks and serious faces contrasting the absolutly ridiculous nature of the performance, and thus turning an attempt to glorify them into a revalation about the depth of their stupidity. The character's costumes are brilliant in their utter irrelvance. One can't help but wonder why on earth Viv, the guy on the keyboard, is wearing a viking helmet, and the guy on drums appears to be wearing a medieval execution mask. There's a definite, distinct pattern to the costumes, but exactly what it is seems to be just beyond my grasp. And the giant demon head behind them! Anyone who saw that episode of The Simpsons with Spinal Tap in it knows that Spinal Tap salutes the devil, even in a half-inflated state. This image further emphasizes the fact that Spinal Tap is a sterotype of the typical rock band from the early 80s and late 70s, like KISS, a band my mother was a particularly big fan of, who were dubbed 'Knights in Satans Service' by angry mothers and politicans with too much time on their hands, and thought to be devil worshippers. This prop, essentially, is showing how ridiculous claims like this are, as clearly the band has it there purely for show.
And then, there's the song itself. Stonehenge. Where is a man. And the children dance. To the pipes of pan. And you, my love. Won't you take my hand? We'll go back in time. To that mystic land. Where the dew drops fall. And the cats meow. I will take you there. I will show you how. Clearly, this song makes no sense, at all. One moment, its about druids. The next, its about demons. Then, it's suddenly a romantic place, before going back to the "little children of stonehenge" once more. In my opinion, this song is not only a startingly accurate parody of the foolishness of a lot of songs from that era, but an amazingly prophetic glanse into the future of the music industry. In fact, the only difference between this and some of the stuff that makes it onto CD shelves these days is that the makers of Spinal Tap *realised* that their music was a joke. To illustrate this point, let's look at some of the lyrics from the song 'Candy Shop', from 50 Cent's latest album- " I'll take you to the candy shop, Boy one taste of what I got, I'll have you spending all you got, Keep going 'til you hit the spot (woah), You can have it your way, how do you want it, You gon' back that thing up or should i push up on it, Temperature rising, okay lets go to the next level, Dance floor jam packed, hot as a teakettle". Like Stonehenge, this song seems to have no real direction or point to it, going off on various tangents until it doesn't really make any sense. Make up your mind, 50 Cent, are you having metaphorical oral sex or are you dancing? Astonishingly, the rhyme scheme in Stonehenge actually makes a lot more sense, but in any case, the parody has stood the test of time amazingly well. And yes, the first line really *did* contain the lyrics "hundreds of years before the dawn of history", because the band really is just that wonderfully stupid.
Ozzy Osbourne once commented that he didn't like This is Spinal Tap, because the parodies were too accurate, and many of the things that happened in the film had happened to him as well. The Stonehenge scene perfectly conveys a perfect parody of the kinds of things that happened to 70s and 80s rock bands, both behind the scenes and on stage.
|Sunday, June 5th, 2005|
a mighty wind yearbook
a friend of mine who works at apple came across this rare behind the scenes look at a mighty wind
. i know this isn't specifically spinal tap
related, but really it is...here you go
|Sunday, April 17th, 2005|
Does anybody have any have screencaps of Bobbi Flekman to share? I'd love you forever... :D
|Wednesday, March 9th, 2005|
This is a bit of an emergency - I'm playing a DJ set tonight but I can't find my Spinal Tap CD, can anyone hook me up with an MP3 of gimme some money?
|Sunday, February 27th, 2005|