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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has said that a lot of the film was based on the band and that they themselves once experienced a moment much like the "Hello, Cleveland!" scene. They were playing in a theater and their dressing room was on the fourth floor. They went down to the first floor and found nothing. Second floor, nothing. Then they could hear themselves being introduced, since it turned out the stage was on the third floor.
Hello; my name is Marty DiBergi. I'm a filmmaker. I make a lot of commercials. That little dog that chases the covered wagon underneath the sink? That was mine. In 1966, I went down to Greenwich Village, New York City to a rock club called Electric ...
During Big Bottom, just as David sings "The looser the waistband", his girlfriend Jeanine appears on the left edge of the stage. She joined the band much later in the film, so she shouldn't be there (Widescreen only).
The credits state that the band Spinal Tap is fictional, and add "And there's no Easter Bunny, either!"
On the DVD, there are 1 hour 25 minutes more footage, including a scene in which the band discuss the bread eating species of ape but "they've developed no baking skills".
$55,854 (USA) (10 September 2000)
$188,751 (USA) (8 October 2000)