Saturday, April 25, 2009

25th Anniversary Tap-apalooza!

Once upon a time, there wasn't a band called Spinal Tap. 25 years ago, the world (and elsewhere) was graced with a documentary on the history of said band, This Is Spinal Tap. It was, and remains, one of the greatest comedies of all time.

In short order, the music transcended the movie, and the band that never was, didn't go away. The songs took on new life as they gained new fans. Big Bottom. Sex Farm. Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight. Stonehenge.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the film, and the release of their latest album (Back From the Dead), we set aside our July movie party to honor the members of one of England's loudest bands: David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls.

We're pulling out all the stops - in addition to the feature film, we'll showcase:
• the band's debut performance of Rock and Roll Nightmare from The TV Show
• the original promotional film created in advance of the movie (Spinal Tap - The Final Tour)
• over an hour of hilarious footage that didn't make the final cut
• uncensored music videos, promos, and live performances of the band
• excerpts from their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in support of their album Break Like the Wind, including updates on where the band members had been since the original film's release

Finally, we'll be including another musical comedy classic from the geniuses behind Tap: A Mighty Wind, also supported by additional performances by Spinal Tap's frequent opening act, The Folksmen.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 18th, and prepare to crank it to 11.

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