Celebrate The Return of Rock With This Scene We Love From ‘This is Spinal Tap’

Scenes We Love: This Is Spinal Tap

One of this week’s big releases (though not so big, according to early box office numbers) is the Tom Cruise led 80s rock opera Rock of Ages, which features a lot of famous people singing and dancing. However, it’s doubtful that Rock of Ages understands some of the intricate rules of being a true rock and roll star. It’s not just leather pants, stuffed crotches and long, greasy hair. It’s not just shouting out hyper-sexualized lyrics. As Rob Reiner’s 1984 fauxumentary This Is Spinal Tap taught us, the devil is in the details. You must be able to turn it up all the way to 11.

You must also be able to find your way to the stage… Which brings us to this week’s Scenes We Love entry, in which the boys from Spinal Tap are ready to rock, just not ready to battle the geography of the backstage area. Hello, Cleveland, indeed.

Alright fine, here’s the one you really want to watch. The dial goes to 11.

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Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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