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Spinal Tap Redux

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Rock's Backpages, December 2013

I LISTENED to some of it in my youth, but spent most of my post-teenage years trying to avoid this crap: pandering, patronizing, mono-dimensional, unimaginative ...

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Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel (2009)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages Audio, June 2009

Trout farming, raising miniature horses, a theory about Stonehenge and his complicated relationship with David St. Hubbins: the Tap man tells all.

File format: mp3; File size: 21.6meg, interview length: 23' 35" sound quality: * (phoner)

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Heavy Metal Blunder: This Is Spinal Tap

Review by 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 – ...

This Is Spinal Tap (15)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, August 1984

Remember The Bad News Tour? How The Comic Strip tore into the ludicrous excesses of heavy metal groups? ...

This Is Spinal Tap

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, September 1984

Director: Rob Reiner; Starring: Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer ...

Spinal Tap: The Spinal Solution

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, September 1984

Cynthia Rose shares a wake-up cuppa with Derek Smalls, Nigel Tufnel and David St Hubbins, the unlikely rockers who made it from New York back ...

Spinal Tap: This Much Talent!

Interview by Andy Gill, Q, October 1990

This Is Spinal Tap: the movie that became a legend, the spoof band whose name became a by-word for all that is incompetent, disastrous and ...

Spinal Tap: This Much Talent!

Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, December 1991

2013 NOTE: This piece is slightly longer than the version that appeared in NME, since I took the liberty of reinstating a small handful of ...

Spinal Tap: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, July 2009

NO MATTER how witty they may be, few satires or novelty songs repay repeated listening. So how come a packed Wembley is rocking to the ...

Spinal Tap: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, Times, The, July 2009

THE BIZARRE blurring of the lines between comedic fiction and showbusiness reality continued apace with the staging of Spinal Tap's "One Night Only World Tour" ...

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