I really enjoyed this film on IFC.
Doesn't it seem like the inspiration for Spinal Tap?
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Well not really no. The only connection is the Rock N Roll, and the Who and Tap play very different music!share
One part that reminds me of Entwistles scene is when Nigel is showing off his many guitars, which is almost to me a direct correlation between the two movies. Also the Listen to Me (The Flower People) that performance is like the My Generation performance on The Smothers Brothers show.share
It's not really like the Smothers Brothers show; the Who were funny in that one, whereas "The Flower People", despite being nothing like "My Generation", is taken completely seriously, not at all like The Who's music. The only similarity is its an old-timey variety-type show.share
Well, "Kids are alright", and I think "The Song Remains the Same", were probably huge influences; still I dont think Tap was a spoof one one particular band or band doc, but simply on rock in general.share
I found Spinal Tap-esque bits in here too.share
Have you seen "Song remains the same", though? There's a scene where Jimmy Page does a guitar solo with a violin bow; i think we all know that scene this was mocked in spinal tap. It's got bits from Hard Rock acts from 60s and 70s, there isnt one specific band they parodied.
I thought it was a cello bow. :-\share
The only real reference to the Who in Spinal Tap as far as I can think is when they start singing a song called 'Saucy Jack'. They refer to Saucy Jack as a 'Horsey One'.
Surely a reference to Happy Jack....who was a donkey???
They refer to him as a "haughty" one. It's probably the only word that rhymes with naughty.
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saucy jack was about jack the ripper -- no "relation" to happy jackshare
This is Spinal Tap was a mockumentary made to make fun of rockumentaries and Rock bands in general , so Spinal Tap was inspired by the Kids Are Alright and the Who, but all other rockumentaries and contemporary bands did as well.
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Resemblences I noticed;
Derek Smalls seems very similar to John Entwistle in many respects
The scene in Spinal Tap where they soundcheck Gimme Some Money is very similar to the Barbara Ann scene in Kids Are Alright
Lick My Love Pump sounds like the piano playing Pete features on his Scoop collection and the Chinese Eyes album
The constantly dying drummers is probably at least partly inspired by Keith Moon
Spinal Tap sent up lots of different bands but their ultimate source of inspiration was the rock band Saxon. One of Tap even went on the road with Saxon in the early 80s to experience touring, and the scene where Tap get lost in the caverns of the hall they're playing and can't find the stage (LOL) actually happened to Saxon on that tour.
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I really enjoyed this film on IFC.
Doesn't it seem like the inspiration for Spinal Tap? - Filburt222
Spinal Pap's one drummer dying is a direct correlation to John Bonam's death by choking on his own vomit, except the Spinal Pap's drummer had 'someone else's' vomit in his mouth.
Keith Moon was the greatest 'Keith Moon Style' drummer ever!!share
Spinal Pap's one drummer dying is a direct correlation to John Bonam's death by choking on his own vomit, except the Spinal Pap's drummer had 'someone else's' vomit in his mouth. - etabacek