Spinal Tap is back!
- February 18, 2009 11:34 AM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
Mock rock never goes out of style — Tenacious D and the Flight of the Conchords are proof of the endless stream of funny that can be wrung out of the joke band set-up. But can aging faux rockers still mock our world? We’re about to find out.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their classic cult film, This Is Spinal Tap, granddaddies of the genre Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean are re-teaming for the first time since 1992’s Break Like the Wind. According to Shearer, who plays bassist Derek Smalls, a new Spinal Tap album will be available sometime later this year.
Now, it’s quite possible that this new effort could prove to be less than stellar — this Youtube clip of the band’s most recent reunion at the 2007 concert for Live Earth concert isn’t exactly a knee-slapper. But don’t lose heart. We’ll always have Smell the Glove.
-- Flannery Dean
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