Spinal Tap – gig tomorrow
I’m getting excited! It’s not only a holiday this week, but also I’m off to see Spinal Tap at Wembley arena tomorrow 🙂
If you don’t know who I’m talking about – you need to see the film “This is Spinal Tap” – one of the greatest comedy films ever made (In my opinion). The film was made using a method of improvisation – and is the story of ‘British’ heavy metal band ‘Spinal Tap’. The band is actually made up of American comedy actors (one of whom is the voices of many of the characters in the Simpsons!), and the story of the film is long and interesting (there’s a book all about it). They actually played as a band for some time before making the film, to get the ‘feel’ of being a loud metal band. Unlike some parody ‘bands’, Spinal Tap can really play!
The film is a ‘mockumentory’ – following the band tour America, at what feels to be the end of their careers (although ironically, I’m going to a sold out gig here in the UK tomorrow, over 25 years later!). Just watch it and prepare to laugh and cringe.. but also, ROCK!
Anyway – I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, and I’m not 100% sure what to expect – how much will it be a ‘normal’ music gig.. and how much a comedy show? The actors are even supporting themselves – as the ‘Folksmen’ – another (folk) band they created for film.