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

22nd Apr 09 (Wed) 1 comment

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM
(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.

Setlist:

  • 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

SPINAL TAP / THE FOLKSMEN PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2009 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a
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Talk about bumcakes…

5th Mar 09 (Thu) Leave a comment

Spinal Tap are touring with a stripped down acoustic, unwigged show this spring…

Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer

David St. Hubbins (played by McKean), Nigel Tufnel (played by Guest) and Derek Smalls (played by Shearer) will be playing songs from the Spinal Tap catalog (This is Spinal Tap album & movie & Break Like the Wind album) as well as a few as The Folksmen from A Mighty Wind.  If you’ve never seen This is Spinal Tap… well, it’s a classic.  Do yourself a favor and check it out…

A Mighty Wind is also great, if you ask me.

Spinal Tap Unplugged and Unwigged Tour

April
17 – Vancouver, British Colombia @ Center for the Performing Arts
19 – Portland, Ore. @ Keller Auditorium
20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theatre {yay… I’ll be up here on vacation and hope to go}
22 – Oakland, Calif. @ Paramount Theatre
23 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Dodge Theatre
29 – Denver, Colo. @ Paramount Theatre

May
1 – Houston, Texas @ Jesse H. Jones Hall
2 – Dallas, Texas @ Nokia Theatre
4 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
5 – Miami, Fla. @ The Fillmore
6 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
8 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Mahaffey Theatre
9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Fox Theatre
10 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
12 – Baltimore, Md. @ Lyric Opera House
13 – Washington D.C. @ Warner Theatre
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre
17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Palace Theatre
19 – Cleveland, Ohio @ State Theatre
21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
22 – Mashantucket, Conn. @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
23 – Boston, Mass. @ The Wilbur Theatre
24 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Music Box at the Borgata
26 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
27 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
29 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
30 – Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre
31 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theatre

I hope the tour goes to 11…
~Dan – np: BeckThe Information

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