Wednesday, May 18, 2011

An Oldie But A Goldie

     Today I take you back a bit. To a time when hair reigned supreme. A time when men were men, women were women, and Metal ruled.

     Rob Riener's epic mocumentary This Is Spinal Tap, introduces us to a heavy metal band (Spinal Tap), and takes us on a wild ride of everything metal.
      Rob Reiner himself stars as a film maker, following what used to be England's biggest and loudest rock band, now almost forgotten, embarking on a return tour in the United States. The bands three core members, Derek Smalls, Nigel Tunnel and David St.Hubbins (pictured left to right played by...respectively) introduce us to what a rockers life is all about.

     Everything you could possibly think a half insane rocker would do, these guys do to 11, even their guitar amps  go to 11, where lesser rockers only go to 10.
     With their legendary antics, rocking music, and outlandish persona's, Spinal Tap is the very definition of rock.
     Easily one of my favorite movies, in 2002, it was inducted into the Library of Congress to be preserved as having major artistic and cultural significance, and listed on the United States National Film Registry.

1 comment:

  1. oldie but goodie!! The review for "Shark Sandwich" was merely a two word review which simply read "Shit Sandwich"

    it came out before i was born, but my dad quickly pointed out where "shit sandwich" came from the first time i said it in a fit of teen age rage lol