Spinal Tap

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Spın̈al Tap
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Parody band. Their name is stylized as Spın̈al Tap, with a dotless i, and a heavy metal umlaut over the n.

John "Stumpy" Pepys (DRUMMER)
An original member of the Thamesmen and Spinal Tap, Stumpy died in a "bizarre gardening accident." When asked about it, Nigel says, "It was really one of those things the authorities said, 'Well, best leave it unsolved.'"

Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs (DRUMMER)
Childs was the band's second drummer, replacing gardening victim Stumpy Pepys. He died from choking on vomit, which, as the band helpfully points out, was not his own. Exactly whose vomit was never determined by the police. As Nigel so aptly put it, "You can't dust for vomit."

Peter "James" Bond (DRUMMER)
Replacing Childs, Bond played with the band for three years before spontaneously combusting onstage. Nigel described it: "He just was like a flash of green light, and that was it. Nothing was left. Well, there was a little green globule on his drum seat. It was a small stain, actually."
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Albums

817 846-1 Spinal Tap - From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "This Is Spinal Tap" album art Spinal Tap From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "This Is Spinal Tap" (Album) Polydor 817 846-1 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
MCAD-10514 Spinal Tap - Break Like The Wind album art Spinal Tap Break Like The Wind (Album) MCA Records MCAD-10514 US 1992 Sell This Version
1348101967 Spinal Tap - Back From The Dead album art Spinal Tap Back From The Dead (Album) The Label Industry Records 1348101967 US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ENIGMA E-1143 Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil album art Spın̈al Tap* Christmas With The Devil (Single) Enigma Records (3) ENIGMA E-1143 US 1984 Sell This Version
PRO 262-1, PRO 262-1 DJ Spinal Tap - Hell Hole / Big Bottom album art Spın̈al Tap* Hell Hole / Big Bottom(12", Promo) Polydor, Polymer, Embassy Pictures, Polydor, Polymer, Embassy Pictures PRO 262-1, PRO 262-1 DJ US 1984 Sell This Version
MCSTP 1629 Spinal Tap - The Majesty Of Rock album art Spinal Tap The Majesty Of Rock (Single) MCA Records, Deadfaith MCSTP 1629 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MCSC 1624 Spinal Tap - Bitch School album art Spinal Tap Bitch School (Single) MCA Records, Deadfaith MCSC 1624 UK 1992 Sell This Version

Videos

20815 Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap album art Spinal Tap This Is Spinal Tap (Album) Embassy Home Entertainment 20815 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCAV-10675 Spinal Tap - Break Like the Wind - The Videos album art Spinal Tap Break Like the Wind - The Videos MCA Music Video MCAV-10675 US 1992 Sell This Version
MP6266 Spinal Tap - The Return Of Spinal Tap album art Spinal Tap The Return Of Spinal Tap Second Sight Films MP6266 US 1993 Sell This Version
OPTD1181 Spinal Tap - This Is Spinal Tap album art Spinal Tap This Is Spinal Tap(DVD) Studio Canal OPTD1181 UK 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MCA9P-2197 Spinal Tap - A Sampler album art Spinal Tap A Sampler(Cass, Promo, Smplr) MCA Records MCA9P-2197 US 1992 Sell This Version

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CommonGood-Records

CommonGood-Records

June 15, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I’m looking for a copy of “Intravenus de Milo,” I’ve heard it’s a lot heavier than the Proggy “Rock n’ Roll Creation.” I’m willing to trade my copy of “Shark Sandwich” if anyone’s interested...but it’s shit.
fokkerTISM

fokkerTISM

September 13, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
I know that the fictional live LP "Jap Habit" actually was pressed as a gift to the cast and crew, containing a lot of songs from the debut, Back from the Dead, Break Like the Wind and many unreleased ones. There were two versions included: the "UK" and "US" ones.

Tracklists (as per http://steveworek.blogspot.com.au/2010/03/spinal-taps-jap-habit-real-album.html):

UK version:

SIDE ONE
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
David St. Hubbins: "We're going to kick things off with another little number from the album before this last one, called 'Intravenus De Morphine'..."
Intravenus de Milo [yes, a song by this title!]
Saliva Of The Fittest
Swallow My Love
David St. Hubbins: "Here's a tune for all the ladies in the house, so feel free to shower the stage with knickers and aphrodesiacs..."
Big Bottom

SIDE TWO
David St. Hubbins: "Let's take a bit of a nostalgia trip, shall we?"
Gimme Some Money
(Listen To The) Flower People
Break Like The Wind
David St. Hubbins: "Feel free to sing along with this one. It's called 'We Are All Flower People.'"
We Are All Flower People
The Incredible Flight Of Icarus P. Anybody

SIDE THREE
Brainhammer
Lie Back And Take It
Nerve Damage
Blood To Let
David St. Hubbins: "Are you ready for another visit from the Goddess Intravenus?"
Rock and Roll Nightmare [I'm assuming that this song was meant to be from 'Intravenus de Milo', though no official discography describes it as such.]

SIDE FOUR
Band Intros
David St. Hubbins: "Anyone here want to help us stink up the Budokkan?"
Nice 'N' Stinky
Silent But Deadly
David St. Hubbins: "We'd like to give you a taste of the album we're working on at the moment, so to get you jumping in anticipation, here's a little heavy duty rock 'n' roll featuring Mr. Nigel Tufnel, MBE on lead guitar..."
Heavy Duty [featuring a lengthy Nigel solo]
David St. Hubbins: "Nigel Tufnel, ladies and gentlemen!"

SIDE FIVE
David St. Hubbins: "This is a little suite of songs from our new album, called 'The Sun Never Sweats'.... it's an educational piece about Britannia. I hope you enjoy it."
Daze Of Knights Of Old
The Sun Never Sweats
Devil Take The Hindmost
Nocturnal Mission [an instrumental, with pounding drums - resembled something from a movie score]
Stonehenge
David St. Hubbins: "Thank you, Japan! Hope to see you again soon!"

SIDE SIX
Rockin' Robin
Short 'N' Sweet [long version, around 15 minutes]
David St. Hubbins: "We love you all! Good night and may the Devil bless all of you!"

US version:

SIDE ONE
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
David: 'Intravenus de Morphine' banter
Intravenus de Milo
Swallow My Love
Big Bottom
David: 'nostalgia trip' banter
(Listen To The) Flower People

SIDE TWO
Break Like The Wind
The Incredible Flight of Icarus P. Anybody
Brainhammer
Blood To Let
David: 'Goddess Intravenus' banter
Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare

SIDE THREE
David: 'educational piece' banter
Daze Of Knights Of Old
The Sun Never Sweats
Devil Take The Hindmost
Nocturnal Mission
Stonehenge [followed by 30 seconds of applause, rather than the farewell from the UK version]

SIDE FOUR [Essentially, this version creates a fake 'encore' by combining material from the fourth UK side with an edited "Short 'N' Sweet".]
Band Intros
David: 'stink up the Budokkan' banter [edited rather awkwardly onto the end of the band intros]
Nice 'N' Stinky
Heavy Duty
Short 'N' Sweet [edited down to seven minutes]
David: 'thank you Japan' banter [originally from UK side five - replaces the 'Devil blessing' that originally ended the album]
republicofseven

republicofseven

January 3, 2016
Get at me if you have a copy of "Shark Sandwich" you want to sell.
atari2600

atari2600

March 8, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
Prompts the question: On what day did the Lord create Spinal Tap? And couldn't He have rested on that day too?

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