Spinal Tap Turns 30

I remember when This is Spinal Tap first came out back on March 2, 1984.  It was a failure.  A huge stiff.

When I went to see it in the theatre opening night, there was just me and two other people.  It wasn’t until the movie  came out on home video that it turned into the cultural touchstone that it is today.

I can’t imagine a world where we didn’t turn things up to 11.

Read more about the film at Billboard.  And lest you think that everything in the film is made up, think again.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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