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February 5, 2009 3:45 AM   Subscribe

Spinal Tap reforms to record a new album. Entire planet quivers in anticipation.
posted by chuckdarwin (42 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Will 2007-9 be remembered as the era of the Reformation?

Seriously - some big groups reformed in recent years; I think it's a trend. AC/DC, Led Zep, heck, even Aqua...
posted by LSK at 3:48 AM on February 5, 2009


Shit sandwich.
posted by Rhaomi at 4:00 AM on February 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


LSK, 'big' bands are always reforming. Each one's challenge is to perform a sleight of hand to make you think that this one is special and you just have to get out to see them.
Post title says it all.
posted by mannequito at 4:03 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Seriously - some big groups reformed in recent years; I think it's a trend.

I think it's retirement money.
*Other greedy/over the hill groups include The Police, and Genesis sans Gabriel.
posted by gman at 4:04 AM on February 5, 2009


Nigel Tufnel: [on what he would do if he couldn't be a rock star] Well, I suppose I could, uh, work in a shop of some kind, or... or do, uh, freelance, uh, selling of some sort of, uh, product. You know...
Marty DiBergi: A salesman?
Nigel Tufnel: A salesman, like maybe in a, uh, haberdasher, or maybe like a, uh, um... a chapeau shop or something. You know, like, "Would you... what size do you wear, sir?" And then you answer me.
Marty DiBergi: Uh... seven and a quarter.
Nigel Tufnel: "I think we have that." See, something like that I could do.
Marty DiBergi: Yeah... you think you'd be happy doing something like-...
Nigel Tufnel: "No; we're all out. Do you wear black?" See, that sort of thing I think I could probably... muster up.
Marty DiBergi: Do you think you'd be happy doing that?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, I don't know - wh-wh-... what're the hours?
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:07 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Will the new album be recorded in Dublin?
posted by chillmost at 4:07 AM on February 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


We don't need these guys anymore, we have Metallica now.
posted by Optamystic at 4:13 AM on February 5, 2009 [9 favorites]


Upon second glance, your post title not only says it all, but also appears to have been drinking.
posted by mannequito at 4:13 AM on February 5, 2009


Upon second glance, your post title not only says it all, but also appears to have been drinking.

That's just a stutter.
posted by gman at 4:15 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Burmese Philanthropy?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:17 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Maybe it's time I buy the action figures.
posted by MtDewd at 4:22 AM on February 5, 2009


These guys made a great film making fun of rock stars, but it didn't ease the overwhelmingly powerful wish that they, and everyone of their generation, has to be actual rock stars themselves. You can see that Harry Shearer (especially) hoped and still hopes that Spinal Tap will catapult his crap original songs (which I'm sure he thinks are pretty good) to the top of the charts. Mind you, I don't blame these guys. Everyone who grew up in that generation, even those who would mock the pretensions and conventions of rock stardom, would rather be a dead Jimi Hendrix than live movie stars. Rock stardom trumps movie stardom any day, and this proves it.
posted by Faze at 4:27 AM on February 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Faze, it's not just their generation. See also: The Monkees.
posted by yhbc at 4:36 AM on February 5, 2009


The question is, how much more excited could I be about this? And the answer is None. None more excited.
posted by Jofus at 4:38 AM on February 5, 2009 [12 favorites]


My condolences to the new drummer's family.
posted by DU at 4:44 AM on February 5, 2009 [20 favorites]


There's such a fine line between stupid, and clever.
posted by Flashman at 5:02 AM on February 5, 2009


Quivering? Oh I thought we all just had gas.
posted by gomichild at 5:14 AM on February 5, 2009


Awesome. This one's going to twelve.
posted by Zonker at 5:34 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


On WGN last Christmas, Harry Shearer and his wife were the "musical guests" and they did a jazz duo/cocktail version of "Christmas with the Devil." They could have shown an Asian teen fisting video in it's place and I wouldn't have felt as dirty.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:40 AM on February 5, 2009


Wait? They were a real band? I thought it was all a joke, a mockumentary, if you will. Was I misinformed?
posted by MrMustard at 5:47 AM on February 5, 2009


Meh. Let me know when these guys get back together, then I'll really "go to the toilet in my trousers".
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 5:47 AM on February 5, 2009


Wait? They were a real band? I thought it was all a joke, a mockumentary, if you will. Was I misinformed?

The beautiful irony of Tap was that their music was actually better than most of the bands they were lampooning.
posted by jbickers at 5:50 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is obviously a hoax. Derek Smalls is pictured in the article playing a 5-string bass. Everone knows only poncey jazz musicians play the 5-string.

Even if he is playing lead bass.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 5:57 AM on February 5, 2009


I hope they play some mandolin. And, of course, Lick My Love Pump.
posted by lukemeister at 5:58 AM on February 5, 2009


Rock stardom trumps movie stardom any day, and this proves it.

No it doesn't.
posted by juiceCake at 6:02 AM on February 5, 2009


My condolences to the new drummer's family.

As long as he's a very careful gardener, he should be fine.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:03 AM on February 5, 2009


This is obviously a hoax. Derek Smalls is pictured in the article playing a 5-string bass. Everone knows only poncey jazz musicians play the 5-string.

Two words for you: Jazz. Odyssey.
posted by Drastic at 6:14 AM on February 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


Oh....I'm going to give that news an "11"...
posted by VicNebulous at 6:41 AM on February 5, 2009


One of the all-time greatest rock and roll song titles remains "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight."
posted by malocchio at 7:27 AM on February 5, 2009


7-Layer Dip, Cheerleaders and Existenstialism in the form of a ocelot mouth flowing champagne.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:46 AM on February 5, 2009


Well, now St. Hubbins, at least, has a little more depth than he's given credit for. He has a bit of a flair for the natural history of four entire supergroups of Eukaryotes: "They are both plant AND animal...it's like they can't make up their mind...and, you know, they think it's them...who've been running the earth all this time."

"They could take us over like that."
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:51 AM on February 5, 2009


It's not surprising. How could they leave this behind?
posted by Joe Beese at 8:18 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Will the new album be recorded in Dublin?

No. Dubly.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:34 AM on February 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


If they tour, maybe they'll finally play Shank Hall.

Apparently they gave an interview there in '92 but have never actually played the club, which is probably for the best, because the place is a hole (or at least it was in in the mid nineties.)
posted by quin at 8:38 AM on February 5, 2009


Depends on whether it's a big college town, I guess.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:53 AM on February 5, 2009


Also, I can't help but suspect that this is all because of m_c_d phoenixesquely refurbished moniker.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:55 AM on February 5, 2009


LSK: Seriously - some big groups reformed in recent years; I think it's a trend. AC/DC, Led Zep, heck, even Aqua...

WAIT - AQUA REFORMED?!
posted by Pronoiac at 10:07 AM on February 5, 2009


MrMustard: Wait? They were a real band? I thought it was all a joke, a mockumentary, if you will. Was I misinformed?

Wait. They're not a real band? They could have fooled Liam Gallagher.

If I'm remembering correctly, after the movie, they actually were really popular in Japan, an example of defictionalization.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:12 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm hoping they'll do some Folksmen covers or maybe something by the New Main Street Singers.
posted by straight at 10:20 AM on February 5, 2009


I'm waiting for Four Jacks and a Jill to tour....I saw them at a Ramada Inn in Kansas City once... If you ever want to hear some good music you really should check them out.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:22 AM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's been almost half a day since the post. How many drummers so far?
posted by ersatz at 2:48 PM on February 5, 2009


some big groups reformed in recent years; I think it's a trend. AC/DC, Led Zep, heck, even Aqua...

Hell, AC/DC just stuck it out. What's up with this "reform" shit?
posted by bradth27 at 5:16 PM on February 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


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