Marty DiBergi: “This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.”
Nigel Tufnel: That’s just nitpicking, isn’t it?
Strange Brew presents
I can’t believe you haven’t seen…
THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Wednesday 22nd May - Pálás Cinema - Galway
8.30pm. Get your tickets here
In 1966 film maker, Marti DeBergi (he makes a lot of commercials, that little dog that chases the covered wagon underneath the sink?), heard Spinal Tap play in a club called Electric Banana in Greenwich Village - don't look for it, it's not there anymore - and for him, that band redefined the word "rock and roll". He was knocked out by their power. Their exuberance. Their punctuality.
In 1982, when he heard they were releasing their fifteenth studio album, Smell The Glove, and planning their first US tour in almost six years, he jumped at the chance to make this 'rockumentary'. He wanted to catch the sights, the sounds and the smells of a hard working rock band on the road. He got that. And more. A lot more.......
25 years later, the band reluctantly recorded an audio commentary for the documentary. Why don't you join us to watch the greatest rock movie ever made, the movie that did for rock and roll what The Sound Of Music did for hills, with the in character audio commentary as an option? Just switch between the regular movie and the audio commentary on the headphones provided. It’s like watching it for the first time. Again.
Tickets on www.palas.ie now