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(That Eric Alper)   The incredibly stupid conversation that birthed 'Spinal Tap'   (thatericalper.com ) divider line
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2013-11-10 03:07:35 PM  
That's...PERFECT.
 
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2013-11-10 05:34:07 PM  
It's like a rock 'n' roll "Whose on First," with the bassist at bat w/no bass.
 
2013-11-10 05:44:24 PM  
OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?
 
2013-11-10 05:54:59 PM  
Greatest movie ever made.
 
2013-11-10 05:55:45 PM  
Was he carrying a cricket bat?
 
2013-11-10 05:59:41 PM  

bass555: OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?



Heard Guest mention it before as an English band.


/this ' ' much talent
 
2013-11-10 06:03:19 PM  
Sir Ian Faith is my personal hero.
 
2013-11-10 06:08:17 PM  
Is it Christopher Guest's hilarious "where's my bass?" monologue?

...it is. Here's him doing some of it. It's funnier to hear him re-enact it. Not sure why the article wouldn't provide that. It's a pretty famous monologue
 
2013-11-10 06:10:31 PM  
The conversation took place at 11.
 
2013-11-10 06:10:52 PM  

GungFu: bass555: OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?


Heard Guest mention it before as an English band.


/this ' ' much talent


I'm gonna go with Hawkwind which would make the bassist in question Lemmy.

1) He was high A LOT in the mid 70's

2) As awesome as Lemmy is, he's never struck me as particularly bright.

3) They were touring the US in 1974

4) i.imgur.com

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.
 
2013-11-10 06:33:47 PM  
Stupid, subby? You sure it wasn't clever? I've been told there's a fine line between the two.
 
2013-11-10 06:51:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-10 07:02:04 PM  
Snapper Carr:
4) [i.imgur.com image 292x341]

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.


What has been seen cannot be unseen...

/will have to watch the movie again soon with the commentary
/It's done in character; the band watching the movie for the first time 20 years later since they walked out on the premiere in disgust.  Adds whole new levels of brilliance.
 
2013-11-10 07:33:45 PM  
i lived in the same rural but wealthy area as tony hendra [the band manager in the film] in the late 80's. maybe he lived there full time or only when he had projects going on in nyc. anyway, i'd see him several times a year around town and he always looked miserable. either hungover, depressed, or on a bender. i'd always thought why is this guy buying tv dinners in the supermarket when he probably could be snorting coke off the asses of nyc runaways wanting to get into show business.
 
2013-11-10 07:41:34 PM  

Snapper Carr: GungFu: bass555: OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?


Heard Guest mention it before as an English band.


/this ' ' much talent

I'm gonna go with Hawkwind which would make the bassist in question Lemmy.

1) He was high A LOT in the mid 70's

2) As awesome as Lemmy is, he's never struck me as particularly bright.

3) They were touring the US in 1974

4)

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.


Harry once told me Derek was based on Steve Dawson from Saxon, who he went on tour with for a bit. The name Derek Smalls comes from Jethro Tulls' Thick As A Brick and Passion Play albums (the name appears in the liner notes in both.)
 
2013-11-10 07:49:26 PM  
I just ordered it from the library. The last time I saw it was on censored TV.
Looking forward to the commentary and other bonus features.

/Mud Flaps
 
2013-11-10 08:01:22 PM  

Betep: I just ordered it from the library. The last time I saw it was on censored TV.
Looking forward to the commentary and other bonus features.

/Mud Flaps


You can order stuff from libraries? And they deliver it to you?
 
2013-11-10 08:25:08 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Betep: I just ordered it from the library. The last time I saw it was on censored TV.
Looking forward to the commentary and other bonus features.

/Mud Flaps

You can order stuff from libraries? And they deliver it to you?


Kinda. I can order a book/DVD/etc. from ~40 local libraries and it's delivered to my local branch. The nice volunteer lady then calls to let me know it's ready.
 
2013-11-10 08:45:36 PM  

Betep: Kinda. I can order a book/DVD/etc. from ~40 local libraries and it's delivered to my local branch. The nice volunteer lady then calls to let me know it's ready.


Whoa, a public place where you can borrow stuff, and it don't cost nothin?  What commie came up with that idea?  They better put a stop to this 'liberry' thing or it will put places like Blockbuster out of business.
 
2013-11-10 08:48:39 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Snapper Carr:
4) [i.imgur.com image 292x341]

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.

What has been seen cannot be unseen...

/will have to watch the movie again soon with the commentary
/It's done in character; the band watching the movie for the first time 20 years later since they walked out on the premiere in disgust.  Adds whole new levels of brilliance.


There are TWO Criterion versions on DVD out there. One with actor commentary and one with character commentary. Both are hilarious.
 
2013-11-10 09:13:24 PM  
With tomorrow being 11/11 it would be an appropriate day for another viewing.
 
2013-11-10 09:13:57 PM  

Aquapope: Betep: Kinda. I can order a book/DVD/etc. from ~40 local libraries and it's delivered to my local branch. The nice volunteer lady then calls to let me know it's ready.

Whoa, a public place where you can borrow stuff, and it don't cost nothin?  What commie came up with that idea?  They better put a stop to this 'liberry' thing or it will put places like Blockbuster out of business.


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2013-11-10 09:44:07 PM  

Snapper Carr: GungFu: bass555: OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?


Heard Guest mention it before as an English band.


/this ' ' much talent

I'm gonna go with Hawkwind which would make the bassist in question Lemmy.

1) He was high A LOT in the mid 70's

2) As awesome as Lemmy is, he's never struck me as particularly bright.

3) They were touring the US in 1974

4) [i.imgur.com image 292x341]

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.


From the original article that subby was too lazy to link to:

And just to top it off, there's a shot of a playing card-the ace of spades, natch-on fire.

Coincidence? You decide.
 
2013-11-10 11:22:42 PM  

Snapper Carr: GungFu: bass555: OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?


Heard Guest mention it before as an English band.

I'm gonna go with Hawkwind which would make the bassist in question Lemmy.

1) He was high A LOT in the mid 70's

2) As awesome as Lemmy is, he's never struck me as particularly bright.

3) They were touring the US in 1974

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.


OMG,  The Hawkwind video looks like they were a Spinal Tap tribute band:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoZ_Lg21b14

Ozzy: "BUBBLES!  SHAAAAAROOON!  I'm THE PRINCE OF FARKING DARKNESS!"
 
2013-11-11 08:19:44 AM  

netringer: Snapper Carr: GungFu: bass555: OK...Chateau Marmont...1974...Which band was it?


Heard Guest mention it before as an English band.

I'm gonna go with Hawkwind which would make the bassist in question Lemmy.

1) He was high A LOT in the mid 70's

2) As awesome as Lemmy is, he's never struck me as particularly bright.

3) They were touring the US in 1974

Put a large wart on Derek Smalls left cheek and you basically have Lemmy.

OMG,  The Hawkwind video looks like they were a Spinal Tap tribute band:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoZ_Lg21b14

Ozzy: "BUBBLES!  SHAAAAAROOON!  I'm THE PRINCE OF FARKING DARKNESS!"


I had to look that up that bubbles video. Had never seen it until now.

Here it is for those who have never seen it.

And yeah, the Hawkwind video does look a lot like Spinal Tap. lol.
 
2013-11-11 04:28:45 PM  
so that "rock n' roll nightmare" says it's from 1979, but is it really? or made in 1984 when the rest of spinal tap movie was, and just "made" to look like 1979, like the "listen to the flower people" was indicative of 1967 flower power stuff and 'playing on a variety show' video. ?
 
2013-11-11 04:46:21 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: so that "rock n' roll nightmare" says it's from 1979, but is it really? or made in 1984 when the rest of spinal tap movie was, and just "made" to look like 1979, like the "listen to the flower people" was indicative of 1967 flower power stuff and 'playing on a variety show' video. ?



Spinal Tap was a thing well before the film.

"The T.V. Show" was a pilot for a sketch comedy show created by Rob Reiner in 1979. That video was a sketch in the aforementioned pilot that was meant to parody The Midnight Special (a popular music show at the time) but of course, Spinal Tap was the funniest thing about it.


IMDB link.
 
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