Rock on Film

Where’s My Shark Sandwich?

The debate rages on about what should be considered the greatest rock and roll movie of all time. Well, let’s look at some of the candidates: “Don’t Look Back”? Maybe. “The Last Waltz”? Possibly. “A Hard Days Night”? It has potential. “Woodstock”? Excellent but not too sure. ”Gimme Shelter”? Maybe, but watching that fat naked guy on stage is a bit disturbing. “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle”? No. My vote would have to go to “This is Spinal Tap” an engrossing documentary or “rockumentary” if you will about the English heavy metal band Spinal Tap on tour in America in the early eighties. Some people say these guys are all actors. Some people say it’s actually the English folk group “The Thamesmen” in wigs and spandex. All I know is that Jeff Beck is the lead guitarist and this site is the place to go for all things Spinal Tap although I’m not quite sure if it is clever or stupid.