Spinal Tap Recording New Material

Spinal Tap is set to make their return to the music world this year with their first release in almost twenty years.

Spinal Tap Recording New Material
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The faux (but still very real) heavy metal band Spinal Tap is set to make their return to the music world this year with their first release in almost twenty years. Actor Harry Shearer, who performs under the name "Derek Smalls", spoke with BBC 5 Live about the future recordings and promises "It'll be for download as well as on conventional media later this year." Spinal Tap was last seen together back in 2007 when they performed at Wembley Stadium in London as a part of the globe-spanning Live Earth concert. It was during this concert that they debuted a new song, "Warmer Than Hell", and were one of the stand-out performers of the day. "We've never recorded the song we did at Live Earth, 'Warmer Than Hell', and I think they [Spinal Tap] are trying to revisit their old success," Shearer adds during his meeting with BBC 5 Live. "Not that they were ever popular, maybe in their own universe. We'll do a song called 'Gimme Some More Money', probably with some dubious results." Spinal Tap rose to fame in 1984 as the stars of "This Is Spinal Tap"; a mockumentary chronicling the lives of the band and those who had to deal with them. Since then the band has only released two albums: The soundtrack to the 1984 movie of the same name and 1992's "Break Like The Wind". Report by David Lowe-Bianco.

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    FiveStarMotel
    One of the funniest movies ever made but their music is, in all honesty, just ok. I'd prefer to listen to bands like Dethklok and Flight of the Conchords (Anyone?? Anyone??) who are equally hilarious but make pretty awesome music too. And yes "This goes to 11" is really one of the greatest lines ever.
    LedZepp9
    spinaltap isnt a joke band so them making a new album isn't taking it to far, they've release a few CDs before
    Captain Insano
    "The thicker the waistband, the deeper the quicker the deep sand or so I have read" Greatest line ever.
    DimeShadow
    DimeShadow wrote: dethead666 wrote: DimeShadow wrote: Do you really wanna start that? I mean, seriously. Cause you're pitting them up against the likes of PANTERA and METALLICA. And that's just to name the two biggest names! That's like saying Tenacious D is the greatest thing to happen in the last 20 years! I mean, we're talking EVERYTHING: iPods, cell phones, Online gaming, World of Warcraft in all it's retarded glory. The list is endless! Iliaz wrote: Theyre mor rock'n'roll than anything that came outta the ninetiesNeither metallica, pantera, spinal tap came out in the nineties they all started in the 80's
    True. However, they all climaxed in the nineties
    DimeShadow
    dethead666 wrote: DimeShadow wrote: Do you really wanna start that? I mean, seriously. Cause you're pitting them up against the likes of PANTERA and METALLICA. And that's just to name the two biggest names! That's like saying Tenacious D is the greatest thing to happen in the last 20 years! I mean, we're talking EVERYTHING: iPods, cell phones, Online gaming, World of Warcraft in all it's retarded glory. The list is endless! Iliaz wrote: Theyre mor rock'n'roll than anything that came outta the ninetiesNeither metallica, pantera, spinal tap came out in the nineties they all started in the 80's
    Apocalypse4162
    Spinal Tap is amazing! Don't you love the part in the movie where they're discussing folding the small bread..that cracks me up everytime. Or the extra where they're at the zoo lmao. Amazing movie, amazing 'band' lol
    Nightfyre
    Woah. What? Tbh... I'm kinda looking forward to this though. Should be interesting at the very least.
    guitarsolo_17
    Gilbertdos wrote: i don't think were ready for more spinal tap and i don't think we need them cause we have Metalocolypse
    I don't know if you've ever noticed, but Spinal Tap has always been much funnier than Metalocalypse.
    de-fexxx666
    ThatGuy177 wrote: I want a Shark Sandwich shirt.
    I want a Smell The Glove shirt...
    spazzy21
    DANZIG767 wrote: Gilbertdos wrote: i don't think were ready for more spinal tap and i don't think we need them cause we have Metalocolypse There is no comparison between Metalocolypse and Spinal Tap. Spinal Tap is way better and a lot funnier, comic genius
    to me metalacolypse is just a continuation of spinal tap . not to mention it really rips on extreme metal bands. just as spinal tap made fun of late 70s/glam thing.
    CaptAwesome15
    Soundtrack to new movie possibly??? I hope so cos "This Is Spinal Tap" might be the funniest movie ever made.
    Kelicon
    DANZIG767 wrote: There is no comparison between Metalocolypse and Spinal Tap. Spinal Tap is way better and a lot funnier, comic genius
    /slap
    linnux
    OrangePossum wrote: Chase_Jarvis23 wrote: Hey Gilbertdos, its better to have both. "This amp goes to eleven" "But who needs an ampz when youz gotz ze grandz pas' geetarz?!" No it'd be like oh I'd got a amps that goes to's elevens!!! If u actually watched the show u would know thta they hate acoustic guitars (spinal tap meets dethklok, if you dont catch that)
    DimeShadow
    Do you really wanna start that? I mean, seriously. Cause you're pitting them up against the likes of PANTERA and METALLICA. And that's just to name the two biggest names! That's like saying Tenacious D is the greatest thing to happen in the last 20 years! I mean, we're talking EVERYTHING: iPods, cell phones, Online gaming, World of Warcraft in all it's retarded glory. The list is endless!
    Iliaz wrote: Theyre mor rock'n'roll than anything that came outta the nineties
    Divitsk8ter
    I dont feel like they're beating a dead horse, the music from the movie, though smacking of the 80's, is still hilarious, and on a laughable level, funnier than metalocalypse. the fact that these actors/comedians can make 80's buttrock with hilarious lyrics and memorable members makes them gold in my eyes. Let's not forget 'big bottom' featuring 3 basses, these guys rock!
    Les Paul57
    ^ agreed. spinaltap truly is the only great rock band in all of history of anything. period.
    dethead666
    DimeShadow wrote: Do you really wanna start that? I mean, seriously. Cause you're pitting them up against the likes of PANTERA and METALLICA. And that's just to name the two biggest names! That's like saying Tenacious D is the greatest thing to happen in the last 20 years! I mean, we're talking EVERYTHING: iPods, cell phones, Online gaming, World of Warcraft in all it's retarded glory. The list is endless! Iliaz wrote: Theyre mor rock'n'roll than anything that came outta the nineties
    Neither metallica, pantera, spinal tap came out in the nineties they all started in the 80's
    koikomoru
    Looking forward to this. I hope their drummer knows that his time is ticking though...
    nick_kcin
    metalocalypse is pretty much just spinal tap for the new generation, just like *insert favourite metal band* are the metallica or slayer or whatever for the new generation. we've got *insert favourite metal band* now, we don't need to hear any more from those old faggots so lets kill metallica and slayer. Fuckin' retards
    Hungry_Hameds
    Cool, should be a lot of fun. If you like that film check out 'Still Crazy', about a band called Strange Fruit making a comeback, fantastic film!
    reckless1
    pacmandemon wrote: Spinal tap = the Best Musical ever Like Hannah Montana.. But with guitars. And more succesful
    ...really? Did you REALLY just name-drop Hannah ****ing Montana on UG? Hopefully sarcasm, if not...wow... On another note, will def. check this out, wonder if this is supposed to be a parody of all these old bands releasing new albums. Oh well, should be cool anyway.
    heavyprog
    why is anyone, anywhere, ever, hating on Spinal Tap? You can't possibly think they give a shit. Besides, I have no doubt that they will come up with a few more hilarious songs and all the haters will forget all about this when they're rocking and laughing to the new Tap record.
    PedophilePriest
    Shread_6009 wrote: i think the only way spinal tap can really do another album is if theres a movie as well, cause im pretty sure noone really bought their cds entirely for the music
    I did... I got "Break Like the Wind" for 1 dollar at a now extinct CD store. The first track, "Bitch School" is classic.
    Niiko
    tands wrote: Electrixorcist wrote: How is recording an album 'taking it too far'? o.O cause this was just suppose to be a good movie and now there trying to make it a bigger thing with albums and shows etc... I would agree that his is taking it too far, unless they made another movie, then the "new album" would be the soundtrack and it would play into the Spinal Tap story
    Spinal Tap are a band and a few guys that like to have fun. Get over it, if they want to make an album let them and shut up.
    guitarskater11
    lol i heard that john mayer is playing a solo on one of the tracks, cant wait to hear what that is like
    Mattylightning
    Karvid wrote: israels_son wrote: SuicidalFreak wrote: Spinal Tap is set to make their return to the music world this year with their first release in almost twenty years First release in almost twenty years? They had an album in 1992 and that was Break Like the Wind, so that was 17 years ago. Key word being ALMOST twenty years... I feel really old now
    me too....
    slimeworm
    Working on a sex farm Trying to raise some hard love Getting out my pitch fork Poking your hay Scratching in your hen house Sniffing at your feedbag Slipping out your back door Leaving my spray Sex farm woman, I'm gonna mow you down Sex farm woman, I'll rake and hoe you down Sex farm woman, don't you see my silo rising high? Working on a sex farm Hosing down your barn door Bothering you livestock They know what I need Working up a hot sweat Crouching in your pea patch Plowing through your bean field Planting my seed Sex farm woman, I'll be your hired hand Sex farm woman, I'll let my offer stand Sex farm woman, don't you hear my tractor rumbling by? Working on a sex farm Trying to raise some hard love Getting out my pitch fork Poking your hay - nuff said
    theotherguy7145
    the good thing about a band such as Spinal Tap (not that i know any more remotely similar) is that no matter how stupid it gets, or how much they "sell out" then it just simply doesn't matter! xD love it
    thrashster
    who cares about the cd? I mean yes it will be cool but the real amazing news is that they will most likely tour !
    Ranting Thespia
    I saw on David Letterman just a few years back promoting the release of the DVD of THIS IS SPINAL TAP. Amazingly they still got it! Then if you ever saw the movie A Mighty Wind, the members of Spinal Tap appeared as a folk band. I am excited to hear what they can come up with next!