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Spinal Tap MP3s

From Back From the Dead (via Amazon Downloads), 2009

Tonight I'm Going to Rock You Tonight (2:42)
Back From the Dead (4:06)
(Funky) Sex Farm (4:30)
Rock 'n' Roll Creation (5:05)
Jazz Oddyssey I (2:19)
Gimme Some Money (2:33)
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (3:20)
Heavy Duty (4:57)
America (3:39)
Jazz Oddyssey II (2:00)
Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee) (3:20)
Hell Hole (3:35)
Big Bottom (3:39)
Celtic Blues (1:25)
Jazz Oddyssey III (2:17)
Warmer Than Hell (3:51)
Stonehenge (4:30)
Short and Sweet (6:35)
Cups and Cakes (1:41)
(Listen to the) Flower People (2009) (2:48)

From Break Like the Wind (via Amazon Downloads), 2004

Bitch School (2:50)
All the Way Home (2:07)
The Majesty of Rock (3:55)
Cash on Delivery (3:04)
The Sun Never Sweats (4:23)
Diva Fever (3:06)
Stinkin' Up the Great Outdoors (2:50)
Break Like the Wind (4:35)
Christmas with the Devil (4:33)
Clam Caravan (3:37)
Just Begin Again (4:53)
Now Leaving on Track 13 (2:08)
Rainy Day Sun (3:42)
Springtime (4:02)

From This is Spinal Tap (via Amazon Downloads), 2000

Big Bottom (3:39)
Stonehenge (4:35)
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight (2:36)
Gimme Some Money (2:25)
Sex Farm (3:21)
(Listen to the) Flower People (2:48)
Rock and Roll Creation (4:07)
Hell Hole (3:07)
Heavy Duty (4:28)
Cups and Cakes (1:33)
Christmas with the Devil (scratch mix) (4:42)
Christmas with the Devil (4:24)
America (3:29)

Residents of the UK can download tracks from or Amazon UK.

Saucy Jack (1:38, 4MB)
Single released online, 2009

We Three Kings (1:10, 1.1MB)
From the album Holiday Collection Volume 3, which was sold as a Christmas promotional item by Nordstrom in 1993 to benefit childrens' hospitals.

Short and Sweet (4:17, 4MB)
Recorded live at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, June 10, 2001.

Start Me Up (3:04, 3MB)
Again from the Warfield, opening act The Folksmen cover the Rolling Stones' classic.

Hell Hole (3:20, 3MB)
Hot new guitarist Ricky takes the lead after Nigel storms off during Smell the Glove tour.

Nigel on Return of Spinal Tap (730K)
From the now-defunct 900 line, captured by Chris Cavanaugh of Classic Gamer with a Realistic recorder circa 1971 (the recorder, not the recording) (1:33)

"Spinal Tap Cares" (640K)
From the now-defunct 900 line (1:58)

The Boys on "fan kit" (730K)
From the now-defunct 900 line (1:21); Rock Express and Painful Procedure info no longer current

Nigel: "Try washing" (736K)
From the now-defunct 900 line (1:32)

Derek: "I am interested" (352K)
From the now-defunct 900 line (:44)

More Sound Files

Big Bottom (midi, 19k)
This small MIDI file, created by Scott Pearson, plays a few chords from Big Bottom.

Stop Wasting My Time (.au, 111k)
David (singing): "Stop wasting my time...." (from Gimme Some Money)

Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (.au, 109k)
According to Nigel, the saddest of all musical keys.

Boccherini’s String Quintet in E major (.wav, 245k)
Tap's interpretation of Minuet from String Quintet in E major, G.275, by the Italian composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805). From the conclusion of Heavy Duty.

"It's one louder." (.au, 20k)
Nigel: "Well, it's one louder, inn't it?"

"It's one louder...." (.wav, 152k)
Nigel: ...the numbers all go to eleven. Look...right across the board.
Marty: Ahh...oh, I see....
Nigel: Eleven...eleven...eleven....
Marty: And most of these amps go up to ten.
Nigel: Exactly.
Marty: Does that mean it's...louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it?

"These go to eleven." (.wav, 114k)
Nigel: ...One louder.
Marty: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel: These go to eleven.

"None more black." (.wav, 57k)
Nigel: "How much more black could this be?" and the answer is: "None ... none more black."

"Fine line between stupid and ..." (.wav, 32k)
David: It's such a fine line between stupid an'...
Derek: ...and clever.

"Don't even point at it." (.wav, 108k)
Nigel: Don't touch it.
Marty: Well uh I wasn't, I wasn't gonna touch it. I was just pointing at it...I....
Nigel: Well don't point, even.
Marty: Don't even point?
Nigel: No. It can't be played...never...
Marty: Can I look at it?
Nigel: No....no.

"Look better in Dubly." (.wav, 23k)
Nigel: I think mine would look better in Dubly.

"It's tragic, really..." (.wav, 140k)
Nigel: It was tragic really. He exploded on stage.
David: He just went up...
Nigel: He just was like a flash of green light...and that was it, nothing was left.... There was a little green globule on his drum seat.

"Not widely reported..." (.wav, 83k)
David: You know dozens of people spontaneously combust each year, it's just not really widely reported.
Nigel: Right.

"Armadillos in our trousers..." (.wav, 43k)
Nigel: We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers. I mean, it's really quite frightening.

"Can't really dust for vomit..." (.wav, 28k)
Nigel: You can't really dust for vomit.

"Lick my love pump." (.wav, 83k)
Nigel: You know very much like, I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really, it's like a Mach piece really.
Marty: What do you call this?
Nigel: Well, this piece is called "Lick My Love Pump."

"That's nitpicking...." (.wav, 116k)
Marty (reading review): "They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry."
Nigel: That's, that's nit picking, isn't it?

"We say 'Love your brother'..." (.wav, 65k)
David: We say "Love your brother." We don't say it, really, but...
Nigel: We don't literally say it.
David: No, we don't say it.
No, we don't literally mean it.

"It's a complete catastrophe." (.wav, 20k)
Nigel: So, it's a complete catastrophe...

"Hello Cleveland!" (.wav, 56k)
David: Rock n' roll! Rock n' roll! Here we go!
Derek: Hello, Cleveland! Hello, Cleveland!

"I just don't understand it." (.wav, 32k)
Nigel: I get the sense of it. I just don't understand it.

"Crushed by a dwarf..." (.wav, 75k)
David: I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.

"My solos are my trademark." (.wav, 15k)
Nigel: My solos are my trademark.

"Like poets" (.wav, 71k)
Derek: David and Nigel are both like, uh, like poets you know like Shelley or Byron, or people like that.

"I'm a professional" (.wav, 24k)
Nigel: I'll rise above it. I'm a professional, all right.

"120 hours?" (.wav, 104k)
Hookstratten: I would like to get the playing on about 1900 hours, if that is satisfactory.
Derek: When will that be?
Hookstratten: I make it now, it is about 1830 hours.
Derek: So that's what? About 50 hours?
David: 120 hours?
Hookstratten: That's actually about 30 minutes.

More sounds (wav, au)

Live performance at Music Machine, Los Angeles, 5 April 1984

Spinal Tap Video Clips

Tap appears on Colin Murray's BBC show
Goat Boy (IBM Commercial)
This is Spinal Tap trailer
Nigel Shills for Volkswagen
Spinal Tap clips at YouTube
Nigel discusses Marshall amps
Viv Savage, present day
"Bitch School" music video at iTunes
"The Majesty of Rock" music video at iTunes

Spinal Tap Photos

  • Concert Photos by Mary Karlson
    Shots from the July 10, 1984 performance at Chicago's Cabaret Metro.
  • Spinal Tap Wallpaper
    These free PC wallpapers were created by Taphead Jef Leeson.
  • Smell the Glove iPod Screensaver
    By Mike Charpentier.
  • Photo of a miniature Stonehenge
    From the book Roadside America.
  • Spinal Tap Icons (below)
    From the Simpsons, by Tomas Trzil.
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