R | | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher of Oasis once went to see Spinal Tap play live. The three stars performed as their own opening act the Folksmen (their characters from A Mighty Wind (2003)). Liam was bored with the folk music so his brother explained that the Folksmen were played by the same actors. Liam then became distraught as he realized Spinal Tap was not a "real" band.
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 "Stonehenge," Nigel's microphone, a Shure SM-57, alternately gains and loses a windscreen.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
Several versions of this film exist. A 4 hour bootleg is rumored to exist. The DVD and laserdiscs include some of this in a hour of deleted scenes, subplots, and alternate takes. Included: More with Bruno Kirby; A subplot with Spinal Taps opening act; Derek's legal troubles with his wife and much, much more.
$55,854 (USA) (10 September 2000)
$188,751 (USA) (8 October 2000)