Monday, February 22, 2016

Great Soundtracks: This is Spinal Tap

"It's none more black," was one of the famous lines from the brilliant satire, This Is Spinal Tap. What was none more black was the cover of the band's record, Smell the Glove, in the 1984 film but also a tongue-in-cheek reference to the soundtracks cover. 

32 years after it's release, Spinal Tap, still remains a fantastic look at life on the road for a touring rock and roll band but above all, the music in the film composed by Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Rob Reiner, still goes to 11. While every song is a spoof on 80s hair metal and ostentatious rock and roll, it could have easily been music from a band of that era. While the genius of the film is in the comedy, the music is something to still admire.