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REVIEW: Spinal Tap / The Folksmen @ Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA – – 4/20/09)

22nd Apr 09 (Wed) Leave a comment Go to comments

(only a couple this time)

Spinal Tap - Unwigged and Unplugged
Spinal Tap Unwigged/Unplugged (photo: Shannon Cottrell, LA Weekly)

As mentioned above, I only took a few pictures.  I was in the upper mezzanine, aka nosebleeds.  I tried out my new 60x zoom digital camera; alas, it wasn’t 600x. :)

The show was great.  Christopher Guest (aka Nigel Tufnel / Alan Barrows), Michael McKean (aka David St. Hubbins / Jerry Palter), and Harry Shearer (aka Derek Smalls / Mark Shubb) played for an hour and 45 minutes – – a great mix of Spinal Tap tunes, The Folksmen / A Mighty Wind tunes, a Waiting for Guffman tune, a Harry Sheaerer comedy album tune, and some never released ditties.

Great in between song banter… I guess this was as much of a comedy show as a music show.  Oh, and no drummer… for obvious insurance purposes.


  • opening song with lyrics of “hair as brown as the finest stew”
  • Hell Hole
  • Never Did No Wanderin’ (CG on mandolin)
  • Clam Caravan (CG on didgeridoo at end)
  • Bitch School
  • Loco Man
  • Waiting for Guffman‘s This Bulging River
  • Reading of the “Spinal Tap NBC Memo”
  • All the Way Home
  • Blood on the Coal
  • (Listen to Me) the Flower People
  • Cornwine
  • The Majesty of Rock
  • Harry Shearer’s Elvis parody All Backed Up
  • Stonehenge
  • “Aussie YouTube” snippet
  • Q&A session
  • Start Me Up (Rolling Stones cover as in A Mighty Wind)
  • Cups and Cakes
  • “Lego Video” snippet
  • Old Joe’s Place
  • Big Bottom
  • The Good Book Song
  • Rainy Day Sun
  • Sex Farm
  • Encore: Gimme Some Money
  • A Mighty Wind
  • The Colors of My Life

This past Monday was this audiences’ lucky bun-day… really big, full set.  A+ show all around.  I’m glad I got a chance to catch the show while randomly being in town on vacation.

The Appropriate Linkage:

The rest of the dates:

April 22: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
April 23: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara County Bowl)
April 26: Los Angeles (The Wiltern)
April 27: Phoenix, Ariz. (Dodge Theatre)
April 29: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
May 1: Houston, Texas (Jesse H, Jones Hall)
May 2: Dallas (Nokia Theatre)
May 4: Jacksonville, Fla.     Florida Theatre)
May 5: Miami (The Fillmore)
May 6: Orlando, Fla, (Hard Rock Live)
May 8: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Mahaffey Theatre)
May 9: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
May 10: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
May 12: Baltimore  (Lyric Opera House)
May 13: Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)
May 14: Philadelphia (Keswick Theatre)
May 17: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
May 19: Cleveland, Ohio (State Theatre)
May 21: Toronto (Massey Hall)
May 22: Mashantucket, Conn.     (MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods)
May 23: Boston (The Wilbur Theatre)
May 24: Atlantic City, N.J. (Music Box at The Borgata)
May 26: New York (Beacon Theatre)
May 27: New York (Beacon Theatre)  *review / pictures / videos from this show *
May 29: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
May 30: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
May 31: Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside Theatre)
June 30: London, UK (Wembley Arena)

~Dan – np: CelldwellerCelldweller

all pictures (cc) 2009 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a
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