One of the greatest rock movies of all time is This is Spinal Tap. If you haven’t seen it, go rent it right now! This post will still be here when you get back.
So, now, around 25 years after Spinal Tap was blowing minds all over the world, they are reuniting to tour once again. The band consists of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer. They’ve all gone on to do many great things, including Christopher Guest’s movies Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and so on. The tour dates can be found here: http://www.unwigged.com/tour.html
Now, a little video action to help you either reminisce or learn about some awesomness. Here, Nigel Tufnel shows off some of the band’s equipment:
And here is the performance in the movie of my favorite song of theirs, Stonehenge:
A few years back, my Dad had been watching the DVD of the Fender Stratocaster’s 50th anniversary. The concert featured a number of great guitar players, and the performances were mixed in quality. He sat me down and showed me some highlights, then he said to just sit back and enjoy this, which invitation I extend to you:
Yeah, well done Gary Moore, well done. Neither of us had heard of him, but man, that was one of the greatest covers I’ve ever seen. The man can play a mean blues guitar. I love the part around 5-8 minutes where he breaks it down and just works the guitar as it was meant to be used.
That’s all for now, I recommend watching that video on occasion, as it still gives me goosebumps every time I take 10 minutes to view it. I think Jimi would be proud to see his song treated with such respect.