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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.
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter book series, cited Spinal Tap as an inspiration for the repeated unfortunate events that cause all Defence against the Dark Arts teachers at Hogwarts to leave the job before completing a full school year, similar to the fate of Spinal Tap's drummers.
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 ...
Before the Jazz Odyssey, David and Viv discuss the set list. David, running down the list says "Heavy, Hole." He's referring to two other Spinal Tap songs, "Heavy Duty" and "Hell Hole", in a sort of shorthand.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
Earlier video versions include onscreen captions identifying each band member during the first song ("Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight"), eg. "Nigel Tufnel - lead guitar". These captions are missing from early copies of the MGM Special Edition DVD, which were recalled to correct the oversight and re-released.
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