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Heavy Metal Blunder: This Is Spinal Tap

John Mendelsohn, Creem, May 1984

THE MISSUS USED to be married to a little asshole who produced comedy specials for cable television. The principals of This Is Spinal Tap – director Rob Reiner and stars Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Chris Guest – were frequent visitors to her and little asshole’s home. She tells me that said principals constitute a fervent mutual admiration society that perceives itself as representing 99% of modern American satiric genius.

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