Gimme some money
November 5, 2019 10:18 AM   Subscribe

 
Goddammit. Now Big Bottom will be in my head all day while I giggle my way around the office.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 10:29 AM on November 5 [3 favorites]


I'm glad they could leave this behind.
posted by exogenous at 10:41 AM on November 5 [47 favorites]


Bless you, exogenous. Bless you!
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 10:50 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]


Harry Shearer — who portrays bassist Derek Smalls — said, “I must admit, from the moment we first began mediation with them to now, I’ve been impressed by UMG’s respect for creatives and their distinctive desire to seek a prompt and equitable solution to the issues.”
I cannot even imagine how much money they must have thrown at Harry Shearer to say something nice about them.
posted by Etrigan at 11:00 AM on November 5 [36 favorites]


I cannot even imagine how much money they must have thrown at Harry Shearer to say something nice about them.

Especially in light of this particular quote:

When I tell Shearer that I've read that he considers himself an Old Testament guy, he grins. “That's true. My God is a God of vengeance.”
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:03 AM on November 5 [10 favorites]


I also like Shearer's last bit of shade in the Variety article: "It’s emerging that Vivendi has, over decades, utterly failed as guardian of the Spinal Tap brand – a truer case of life imitating our art would be hard to find."
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:11 AM on November 5 [8 favorites]


How could they leave [these royalties owed them] behind?
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:12 AM on November 5 [2 favorites]


Sounds like, as they zeroed in on Vivendi, their appeal to the court became increasingly selective.
posted by zaixfeep at 11:24 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]


Well, that clears the way for Lick My Love Pump: The Musical.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:28 AM on November 5 [4 favorites]


They'll need to find a new drummer first.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:30 AM on November 5 [10 favorites]


The lyrics of Gimme Some Money seem appropriate here...
posted by Chuffy at 11:36 AM on November 5 [2 favorites]


Any word if the Spinal Tap Masters survived the Universal fire?
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 11:46 AM on November 5


Any word if the Spinal Tap Masters survived the Universal fire?

They're on this list of "artists whose material UMG believed had been lost in the fire and whose recordings the company spent tens of millions of dollars trying to replace."
posted by Etrigan at 11:57 AM on November 5 [3 favorites]


No one knows who they were
or what they were doing.
But their legacy remains.

posted by chavenet at 12:12 PM on November 5 [13 favorites]


Maybe they'll re-record in Dubly.
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 12:47 PM on November 5 [2 favorites]


They'll need to find a new drummer first.

Maybe two, I mean why wait?
posted by tommasz at 12:50 PM on November 5 [2 favorites]


"the Spinal Tap Masters survived the Universal fire"

This is the opening sentence of a cult classic.
posted by mhoye at 12:56 PM on November 5 [7 favorites]


The original complaint from the plaintiffs had stated that Vivendi had estimated the plaintiffs’ share of Spinal Tap income at a mere $81 from merchandising between 1984 and 2016, plus $98 from music sales between 1989 and 2016.

The review you had on your accounting, which was merely a two word review, just said "shit sandwich."
posted by kirkaracha at 4:22 PM on November 5 [5 favorites]


Sadly, drummers John "Stumpy" Pepys*, Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs**, and Peter "James" Bond*** were not available to celebrate this settlement with the band.

* died, bizarre gardening accident †
** died, choked on vomit ††
*** died, spontaneous combustion †††

† Something the police said "best left unsolved"
†† Not his own; never determined whose. You can't really dust for vomit.
††† Like a flash of green light, and that was it. Nothing was left. Well, there was a little green globule on his drum seat. It was a small stain, actually.
posted by mcstayinskool at 6:11 PM on November 5 [6 favorites]


drummers John "Stumpy" Pepys*, Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs**

Oh wow, I don't think I ever caught the Three Stooges reference before!
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:50 PM on November 5


They could always recruit Ringo.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:57 PM on November 6


It really puts perspective on things, though, doesn't it?
posted by Insert Clever Name Here at 1:44 PM on November 6


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