25 years ago, a film appeared about a British rock group trying to break into the American scene. With improved acting... wait... improvved... Hrm... that's not really a word, is it? Can we start over? Great. Thanks.

In 1984, This is Spinal Tap hit the theaters, confusing audiences everywhere. This mockumentary featured Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Christopher Guest as a British heavy metal band. From getting lost back stage (something Rob Halford later confessed to) to the influence of a girlfriend on the band, the jokes were set up then delivered during improvised (there's the word I was looking for) scenes shot with hand-held cameras.Type your cut contents here.

In the 25 years since, the three have corroborated on other projects including the Spinal Tap of folk music, A Mighty Wind. Now they are touring, unwigged & unplugged. The following video was recorded at the House of Blues. It's a bit long, but stick with the first 4 1/2 minutes which contains a medley of some of the songs they are singing on tour. The other 9 minutes contains an interview with Kurt Loder, which has some interesting background information.



I was fortunate enough to catch their concert in Oakland last week. Here is the set list (some song titles may be incorrect, but I looked up most of the ones I didn't already know.

She'd Be True
Hell Hole
Never Did No Wanderin'
Clam Caravan
Rock'n'Roll Nightmare
Bitch School
Loco Man
video - Corky St. Clair clip
Bulging River
Censor Notes from the ABC late night showing of This is Spinal Tap
All The Way Home
Blood On The Coal
fan video - Back From The Dead (old/new Spinal Tap song)
(Listen To The) Flower People
Corn Wine
Majesty of Rock
video - Cheese Festival
All Backed Up
Stonehenge
Start Me Up - folk version
Cups And Cakes
fan video in Lego - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
Old Joe's Place
Big Bottom
Good Book Song
Rainy Day Sun
--questions from the audience
Sex Farm - Funky Jam version
-----Encore 1
Gimme Some Money
A Mighty Wind
-----Encore 2
Celtic Blues


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