“Spinal Tap (officially spelled Spın̈al Tap with a dotless letter “i” but a “metal umlaut” over the “n”) is a parody heavy metal band that first appeared on a failed 1979 ABC TV sketch comedy pilot called “The T.V. Show”, starring Rob Reiner. The sketch, actually a mock promotional video for the song “Rock and Roll Nightmare”, was written by Reiner and the band, and included songwriter/performer Loudon Wainwright III on keyboards. Later the band became the fictional subject of the 1984 rockumentary/mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. The band members are portrayed by Michael McKean (as David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (as Nigel Tufnel) and Harry Shearer (as Derek Smalls).”
rock and roll deconstructed.
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