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Big Bottom, performed with every bass player in the known universe - Spinal Tap, the loudest band on earth, reunites for the Live Earth Webley concert.
posted by darkripper (53 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
(WeMbley)
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:43 AM on July 9, 2007


Dubley?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:49 AM on July 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Need I say what it needs more of?
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:53 AM on July 9, 2007


Dudley?
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:54 AM on July 9, 2007


Hello Wimbledon!
posted by pj_rivera at 5:01 AM on July 9, 2007


Damn, the drummer didn't explode.
posted by mattoxic at 5:14 AM on July 9, 2007


Need I say what their's goes to?
posted by DU at 5:31 AM on July 9, 2007


E'leven?
posted by joe lisboa at 5:38 AM on July 9, 2007


Dam'n
posted by DU at 5:47 AM on July 9, 2007


Big Bottom vs. 77BOADRUM. I have no idea which I would have preferred to see.
posted by suckerpunch at 6:05 AM on July 9, 2007


Also at Live Earth: Ricky Gervais introduces "Marty DiBergi," who introduces Spinal Tap.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:09 AM on July 9, 2007


It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
posted by MtDewd at 6:11 AM on July 9, 2007


The years have not been kind to Derek Smalls.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:13 AM on July 9, 2007


I see your 77BOADRUM and raise you Glenn Branca's 100 electric guitars, WTC plaza, summer 2001.

Throw in a choir, and you've got yourself a band.
posted by phooky at 6:17 AM on July 9, 2007


MetaFilter: Treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality & bad poetry.
posted by pruner at 6:20 AM on July 9, 2007


Hmm, isn't this a spoof of Blue Öyster Cult who IIRC did something like this, with all guitars?
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 6:28 AM on July 9, 2007


Holy cat mojo! BB linked to it VIA US! The polarity is reversed! Hold on to your underwear!

[not-isolationist]
posted by cavalier at 6:29 AM on July 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Too bad YouTube doesn't lend itself well to high-quality audio so we can really hear that bass. It's the auditory equivalent of C64 porn (NSFW).
posted by rolypolyman at 6:30 AM on July 9, 2007


What's wrong with being sexy?
posted by ColdChef at 7:11 AM on July 9, 2007


It would have been better without the dipshits from Metallica. Sure, you can't hear them individually, but the caveman looking guy and James Hetfield are not pleasant to look at, let alone hear.

Still, that was very impressive.
posted by SansPoint at 7:12 AM on July 9, 2007


This just in, a young James Hetfield and several members of Suicidal Tendencies were seen kicking SansPoint's dog.

Developing.
posted by cavalier at 7:13 AM on July 9, 2007


not pleasant to look at

You haven't seen Spinal Tap, I'm guessing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:14 AM on July 9, 2007


It would have been better without the dipshits from Metallica.
On the plus side, that's the most technically accomplished playing we've heard from Hammett in decades.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:17 AM on July 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Speaking of Hetfield, his beard got him detained at the airport for suspicion of being in the Taliban.

I always figured that Metallica was denying the world four very hardworking gas station clerks. How do I know they'd be hardworking? Because after all, they're not exactly coasting by on talent...
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:37 AM on July 9, 2007 [3 favorites]


That's nitpicking, pruner, isn't it?
posted by Oriole Adams at 7:38 AM on July 9, 2007


Best band evar.
posted by Argyle at 7:45 AM on July 9, 2007


While nowadays 'Big Bottoms' might seem a little retrograde, or old-fashioned, or non-'PC', it was nontheless the first work to propose a correlation between the looseness of the waistband and the depth of the quicksand.
Thereby opening up a whole realm of scientific study.
posted by Flashman at 8:37 AM on July 9, 2007 [4 favorites]


Flashman, of course, you cannot forget Dr. Mercury's exploration of the link between large posteriored women and the rotation of this "rockin' world". Without his groundbreaking research, The Tap's project would have never been undertaken.
posted by SansPoint at 8:49 AM on July 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Did they do Stonehenge?
posted by gfrobe at 9:00 AM on July 9, 2007


Talk about mudflaps...
posted by NationalKato at 9:09 AM on July 9, 2007


SansPoint I thought those findings were the work of Doctor Mercury's colleague, Professor May.
posted by Grangousier at 9:33 AM on July 9, 2007


In agreement with Flashman, Tap did do some good primary research on the depth of cushion in relation to the sweetness of pushing...
posted by Argyle at 10:44 AM on July 9, 2007


Aww, I like the cave man dude in metallica. With all thier pissing and moaning, he seems to be the only one who is out there to have a good time.
I also just happened to watch the antics of Mick Ronson in Ziggy Stardust And the Spiders From Mars this weekend and now I know where Nigel Tufnel got his guitar face.
posted by 2sheets at 10:45 AM on July 9, 2007


Live Earth Metafilter: Shit sandwich.
posted by sparkletone at 10:46 AM on July 9, 2007


Did they do Stonehenge?
posted by gfrobe


YES! They opened with it! And they are on the way to an appropriately scaled Stonehenge model. The two uprights must have stood AT LEAST 4 feet tall. No top piece though.
posted by The Deej at 10:48 AM on July 9, 2007


sparkletone- You can't print that.
posted by MtDewd at 11:00 AM on July 9, 2007


shit sandwich
posted by vronsky at 12:47 PM on July 9, 2007


MetaFilter: This ain't no place to be a man.
posted by davejay at 12:49 PM on July 9, 2007


I'm just as God made me.
posted by Nabubrush at 1:12 PM on July 9, 2007


No top piece though.

No, the top piece came down late, at the end of the song.
posted by chrismear at 2:29 PM on July 9, 2007


No top piece though.

No, the top piece came down late, at the end of the song.
posted by chrismear


Wow! Cool! Perfect, then!

You know, I saw it twice, and never caught that.
posted by The Deej at 3:09 PM on July 9, 2007


As much as Spinal Tap rocked, I must admit I could never get my head around the obtuse poetry of their lyrics. For example, "I'd like to sink her with my pink torpedo" - this seems to be a very misogynistic line, most likely playing on The Village People's In the Navy, because who other than gay submariners would paint their torpedoes pink?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:24 PM on July 9, 2007


UbuRovias, to quote MalfunctionJunction, the hidden message is cocks.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:00 PM on July 9, 2007


As much as Spinal Tap rocked, I must admit I could never get my head around the obtuse poetry of their lyrics.

Yes, but they say "Love your brother." Well they don't literally say it. They don't literally mean it. But the point should be obvious.
posted by The Deej at 5:48 PM on July 9, 2007


Cocks? That's a bit of a long bow. I suppose you're going to try to tell me that "ploughing through your beanfield, poking your hay" is anything but a tribute to the healthy outdoorsy lifestyle that one enjoys when working on a sex farm?
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:12 PM on July 9, 2007


Man, that's fucking awesome. I remember the first time I saw the movie, and the folks I were with didn't get it. They didn't get that it was an invented band or anything. Needless to say, they were not my friends after that. Who needs that much obtuse in their lives?
posted by Eekacat at 7:47 PM on July 9, 2007


Madonna has four bass players?
posted by fshgrl at 11:27 PM on July 9, 2007


You know, I saw it twice, and never caught that.

Watch this video, from about 6:10.
posted by chrismear at 5:39 AM on July 10, 2007


You know, I saw it twice, and never caught that.

Watch this video, from about 6:10.
posted by chrismear


Thanks chrismear! That's hilarious! I have no clue how I didn't see that. I must have started chatting with my daughter between songs and looked away.

Whenever I see some sort of performance where the result is underwhelming, I often look at my friends and just say "Stone'enge!"

I was actually once responsible for my own Stone'eng Effect. I was MC of a dance recital. At the last minute, they asked if I knew how to produce a blanket of fog onstage for a certain number. I knew how, in theory, but did not have the right equipment. Cut to the punchline: The dancers went about their dramatic performance with a tiny bucket of dry ice bubbling over in the background, creating a "blanket" of fog about an inch high and a foot in diameter. (Hey, in rehearsal it actually produced quite a covering! But that was with the front curtains closed, which trapped the fog. Once the curtains were opened, the prevailing airflow was toward the stage. Stone'enge!!!!!!)
posted by The Deej at 6:28 AM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well I think the global warming debacle that is Live Earth deserves its own post, but I'll let it slide this time.
posted by phaedon at 12:27 PM on July 10, 2007


Damn Deej, I just checked out your flikr page. Awesome photography. Srsly. Are you a pro?

And if the blonde haired girl is your daughter she is quite the beauty. I'm guessing she was adopted? or a stepchild?;)
posted by vronsky at 1:06 PM on July 10, 2007


Damn vronsky, thanks.
Not a pro, in that I don't make my living from photography, but I do sell a few prints here and there, and I do send work out to publishers now and then. (Nothing on the market yet, though.) I also do some for-hire photography.

Yep, that kid is a cutie, and with my DNA yet. Her chin is mine, but she bears the most resemblance (no offense to her estranged mother) from her aunt. Not only is she better looking than me, but she is much smarter.

Thanks again.
posted by The Deej at 1:31 PM on July 10, 2007


(Oh, bunch more photos on the site linked in my profile.)
posted by The Deej at 1:33 PM on July 10, 2007


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