The ‘comedy band’, whose 1984 mock “rockumentary” ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ will be re-released later this year, wowed the Pyramid Stage with a host of favourites from the movie, many of which feature on the band’s recently released ’Back From The Dead’ album.
These included ‘Hell Hole’, a funked-up version of ‘Sex Farm’, and a version of bandmembers David St Hubbins , Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel’s ‘first’ band The Thamesmen’s 1960s single ‘Gimme Some Money’.
Cullum came on to play keyboards in a “jam” of ‘Short And Sweet Because It’s Long And Sour’, while festival veteran Cocker who headlines the John Peel Stage tonight, played bass on ‘Big Bottom’ which ended with the stage being ‘invaded’ by dancers.
The highlight of the set proved to be ‘Stonehenge’, “the song that put us on the map”, according to St Hubbins. A small inflatable Stonehenge model was then danced around by two dwarfs, recreating the classic scene in the rockumentary.
The band, joined by “Skippy Scuffleton” on drums, also gave a world premiere to ‘Saucy Jack’, their song about infamous murderer Jack The Ripper – which in the film was claimed to be part of a potential musical based on the Victorian serial killer.
Spinal Tap played:
’Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight’
’Back From The Dead’
‘Stinking Up The Great Outdoors’
‘Short And Sweet Because It’s Long And Sour’
’Gimme Some Money’
‘Warmer Than Hell’
‘The Majesty Of Rock’
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