Despite the fact that the movie is 25 years old it is still the best rockumentary that has ever been filmed. We love the film because it is full of flashy, loud and brash rock stars. There are mullets-a-plenty, tight leather pants and crazy behaviour is everywhere. Though it is definitely over-the-top it stays just on this side of the 'too much' line.
U.K. rock band Spinal Tap is a second-rate band made up of over-the-hill rockers who are trying desperately to retain whatever moments they have left in the spotlight. Fame has passed them by, but they are in denial.
The year is 1982 and famous British heavy metal band Spinal Tap have decided to try an American comeback tour. They are going to bring along a fan who is a filmmaker in order to capture the tour on film.
Hurtling towards impending doom head first they seem oblivious to it. Somehow all their craziness they end up with a foot and a half replica of Stonehenge for a stage prop and dancing midgets.
Rob Reiner's directorial debut has become a cult classic and generally is accepted as the funniest rock and roll movie ever made. Several directors have tried to replicate the success of the film, but have failed. Maybe it's due to the fact that the film treads the line perfectly. The character Michael utters that there's "a fine line between stupid and clever". It's so true and the film understands that perfectly.
Successfully lampooning success, the rock world and the downfall of a band, "This is Spinal Tap" maintains authenticity about the rock world while at the same time being completely outrageous.
-Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
-Catching Up with Marty DiBergi
-Flower People Press Conference
-A Classic Spinal Tap Music Videos
-Spinal Tap Appearance on the Joe Franklin Show
-Spinal Tap Sells Cheese and a Variety of Other Exciting Products
-"Stonehenge" Performance at the 2007 Live Earth Concert
-National Geographic Stonehenge Interview with Nigel Tufnel