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THE THREE MINUTE REVIEW: THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)

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(This post is mainly a test to try out something that I just signed up for)

A couple of people I really like were riding my sorry ass about how I’ve never seen this thing. Well – I have now and – please don’t hate me – but I didn’t love it. BUT I TRIED!!! I mean, I’m not into concert footage or ad-libbing or loud noises or the 80s or Fran Drescher or Bruno Kirby or Billy Crystal. Sure I got some chuckles out of it but it’s just not my type of movie. In fact, it’s almost the exact opposite of what I like – but I didn’t hate it. Sorry – don’t unfollow me.

Also – I thought I would share this tragic cautionary tale from right here in the home state. The lesson? Don’t fuck with Brad from HARD TICKET TO HOME VIDEO!!!

http://newsok.com/man-killed-by-underwear-suffocation-in-pottawatomie-county-oklahoma/article/3921864

60 comments

  1. Lem

    I haven’t seen it in probably 25 years – but I absolutely loved it – a band I was in covered “give me some money” and once tried “big bottom” also – pretty sure I would still like it – will have to find it some time soon

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  2. The Heretic

    In a way it is like Monty Python and The Holy Grail for pretty much musicians. Honestly, I think the only people who get this movie are musicians. I haven’t met one non-musician who likes this film, because they have never gone through what a lot of us have. I have from being a roadie and being in bands.

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    • I’m not a musician. : ) Just an old metal fan who loved seeing a movie making fun of all that. Oh my god, Eric… please tell me you don’t hate Wayne’s World! I have a Wayne’s World Friendship Test as well!

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      • theipc

        I don’t know how to respond to this but this comment is two days old so you’ll probably not read this response but – I loved Wayne’s World when it came out. Have you seen it recently? It’s not so good after all of this time…. I hope you still like me…

        True story: Met Tia Carrere at a Star Trek Con. She’s pretty much a bitch.

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  3. Brad

    ATOMIC WEDGIE TIME MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!!!!

    I love this movie and I’m not a musician. Although a lot of the jokes are in reference to other inside metal stories like the Stonehenge scene. Black Sabbath wanted a stage prop (I think it was a huge devil) and completely screwed up the size and it was too large for the stage. So Spinal Tap took a story like that to mock it with a miniature sized stage prop. But you don’t have to know music to laugh yourself silly when you see a little person dancing around a 3 foot Stonehenge replica do you?

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    • GaryLee828

      I’m with Mark. It did have some pretty funny moments, but I didn’t love it as much as others, although I guess I can see why some may hail it as a classic. It just wasn’t a classic for me. But it was pretty good.

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      • theipc

        I think – to me – if I had seen this a long time ago I would probably find it much funnier and like it more. I think, since I just saw this for the first time the other day – I feel like I’ve heard all of those jokes already and I’m tired of them… I can appreciate why some people like it so much, though.

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      • GaryLee828

        Yeah I actually just saw this in like 2010-2011 or sometime around then, so I was pretty late to the party, as well.

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  4. I didn’t like it so much when I first saw it but liked it more the more times I watched it – don’t know if that makes any sense – and I love the songs… “Big bottoms, Big bottoms, talk about bun-cakes my girl’s got ’em.” Having played in bands for many years I do think a lot of the puns are ‘insider jokes’. And it is a bit like Monty Python – so ridiculous you have to laugh.

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  5. GaryLee828

    Isaacs, no problem, I’m not going to unfollow you since you don’t like this one. Just as long as you hail “Dumb & Dumber” a classic. You do…right?

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      • GaryLee828

        Actually, I don’t. I don’t think I’ve heard you mention him – at least that I can recall off the top of my head. I know you loved “Kick Ass 2”, but I didn’t think that had anything to do with Jim Carrey. And one doesn’t have to be a fan of Jim Carrey to appreciate “Dumb & Dumber”. The genius behind D&D are the Farrelly Brothers who have churned out a slew of comedy gold hits like “Shallow Hal, “Something About Mary”, “Kingpin”.

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  6. GaryLee828

    I will tell you a comedy hailed as a great classic that I think sucks is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I can’t get into that. I did get some laughs out of Spinal Tap, though. Not a favorite, but it didn’t suck or anything.

    “Hey, the record label’s changing the album cover!”
    “What, why!?”
    “They said it’s sexist.”
    “What’s wrong with being sexy?”

    LOL.

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