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This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal music band Spinal Tap. The movie satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal musical bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time. Reiner and the three main actors are credited as the writers of the movie, based on the fact that much of the dialogue was ad libbed by them.


Several dozen hours of footage were filmed before Reiner edited it to the released movie. A 4½ hour bootleg version of the movie exists and has been traded among fans and collectors for years. The three main members of Spinal Tap, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel, are played by the American actors Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest, respectively. The three actors play their musical instruments and speak with mock English accents throughout the movie. Reiner appears as Marty DiBergi, the maker of the documentary. Other actors in the movie are Tony Hendra as group manager Ian Faith, and June Chadwick as St. Hubbins' interfering girlfriend Jeanine. Actors Paul Shaffer, Fred Willard, Fran Drescher, Bruno Kirby, Howard Hesseman, Ed Begley, Jr., Patrick Macnee, Anjelica Huston, Vicki Blue, Dana Carvey, Billy Crystal, Brinke Stevens, and Linnea Quigley all play supporting roles or make cameo appearances in the movie. In 2002, This Is Spinal Tap was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry.

This Is Spinal Tap (or simply Spinal Tap) was the soundtrack to the film This Is Spinal Tap, released in 1984.
All songs written and composed by Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Rob Reiner.

Track listing

1- Hell Hole
2- Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
3- Heavy Duty
4- Rock and Roll Creation
5- America
6- Cups and Cakes (arranged by Harlan Collins)
7- Big Bottom
8- Sex Farm
9- Stonehenge
10- Gimme Some Money
11- (Listen to The) Flower People

This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap es una película estadounidense de 1984, de Rob Reiner. Está rodada como un falso documental, acerca de una banda de heavy metal creada por él mismo y los actores del reparto. Ocupa el puesto 48 de las 500 mejores películas de todos los tiempos según la revista Empire. En base al rotundo éxito conseguido por la cinta, el grupo llegó a sacar discos posteriormente, haciendo incluso giras de presentación de los mismos. En España, donde la película no fue lanzada al mercado cinematográfico, sólo se puede disfrutar en versión original.Participan en roles secundarios y cameos Paul Shaffer, Fred Willard, Fran Drescher, Bruno Kirby, Howard Hesseman, Ed Begley, Jr., Patrick Macnee, Anjelica Huston, Vicki Blue, Dana Carvey y Billy Crystal.

 
This Is Spinal Tap (o solamente Spinal Tap) fue la banda sonora de la película This Is Spinal Tap, lanzada en 1984.
Todas las canciones fueron escritas por Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Rob Reiner.

Track listing

1- Hell Hole
2-Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
3- Heavy Duty
4- Rock and Roll Creation
5- America
6- Cups and Cakes (arranged by Harlan Collins)
7- Big Bottom
8- Sex Farm
9- Stonehenge
10- Gimme Some Money
11- (Listen to The) Flower People
 
References: Wikipedia
Referencias: Wikipedia