Wednesday, October 6, 2021

TCCDM Pulls One Out..."This Is Spinal Tap" Stk - Spinal Tap (1984)

"This Is Spinal Tap" - Spinal Tap (1984)
(Hard rock, Psych rock, Folk rock, Garage rock)

I've never met anyone who hasn't seen and loved this movie.  The mockumentary is perfect in every way.  As is the music from the band...Spinal Tap.  The evolution of the band's look and sound is so spot-on and pins the tail of numerous bands that shall remain nameless.  The album soundtrack had been on my want list for a long time, though I was never actively seeking it out.  I knew one would show up somewhere and for a good price...and it did.

I found a nice copy while visiting a Hutchinson Record Swap a while back.  This particular dealer never brings very many records, but what he has is usually intriguing and always at a more than fair price.  My copy had $7 on it and when I went to pay, the dealer asked me for $5.00.  I pick up something from this guy every time I see his table.

"This Is Spinal Tap" (back)

Favorite deep tracks are "Rock And Roll Creation" and "Stonehenge."  I don't play this record often, but I'm glad I own it.  As well as the "This Is Spinal Tap" blu-ray.

"This Is Spinal Tap" (inside gatefold)

(Inner sleeve front & back)

Polydor label

Cat #
422-817 846-1 Y-1
SIDE A  MATRIX
422-817846-1-AS  PRC-C 1-1-1
SIDE B  MATRIX
422-817846-1 BS  PRC-c  1-1-1

"Stonehenge" - Spinal Tap / "This Is Spinal Tap" Stk (1984)

TRACKS:
A1  "Hell Hole" 3:06
A2  "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" 2:35
A3  "Heavy Duty" 4:26
A4  "Rock And Roll Creation" 4:06
A5  "America" 3:29
A6  "Cups And Cakes" 1:31
B1  "Big Bottom" 3:31
B2  "Sex Farm" 3:19
B3  "Stonehenge" 4:36
B4  "Gimme Some Money" 2:24
B5  "(Listen To The) Flower People" 2:33

PERSONNEL:
David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) - vocals, guitar, (bass on B1)
Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) - guitar, mandolin, (vocals, bass on B1)
Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) - bass, vocals
Viv Savage (David Kaff) - keyboards, vocals
Mick Shrimpton (Ric Parnell) - drums, percussion
ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:
Harlan Collins - synthesizers
John Sinclair - keyboards

Good stuff.

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