|| Spinal Tap: LIVE & Back From the Dead! ||

by MrBonzai on June 28, 2009

During this 25th Anniversary of the film and album This is Spinal Tap, the band has reunited to set the record straight, once and for all.  What a stupendous relief for the countless fans who empathized with Tap’s well-documented fall from grace and money.  All of the original album has been re-recorded along with much anticipated never-released material.  Tracking took place at The Village in LA with engineer Ed Cherney and longtime Tap collaborator CJ Vanston producing.  Guest artists include Phil Collen of Def Leppard; John Mayer; Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; and Steve Vai.

Cherney mixed half of the thunderous new album at his Studio Ed at The Village while Vanston mixed the ear-splitting remainder at his studio, The Treehouse.  Mastering was done by Gavin Lurssen with publicist Bobbi Fleckman peering over his shoulder, while the worldwide media onslaught is being orchestrated by the ambitious Paul “Big Iggy” Ignasinski (www.artist2market.com ).

Vanston explains, “Spinal Tap is re-recording the entire first album because they thought the original album was a hatchet job, just like the movie.”  With worldwide attention focused on Tap’s triumphant independent release of Back From the Dead on The Label Industry Records, a RockBand 2 music video game in the works, and a one-stop World Tour planned for London’s Wembley Stadium, this is surely one of the most anticipated juggernauts of comic/tragic music mayhem ever conceived and/or executed!

And now, join me at The Village with the blond and effervescent David St. Hubbins, the master of the big bottom bass Derek Smalls, the moody yet severely gifted Nigel Tufnel, and the natty tweakster CJ Vanston.

Read the entire story published in Mix magazine: spinaltap_by_mrb.

Read a great review of MUSIC SMARTS by Barry Rudolph for Music Connection here.

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