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SPINAL TAP rocks the ROCK BAND game... luckily no drummers killed

by Eli Reyes

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So we've got some good news and some bad news for you Tap fans out there. The good news is: Spinal tap will have songs available as downloadable-content for the Rock Band and Rock Band 2 games. The bad news is: The songs are all full price, and only off their latest album Back From The Dead... Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some Tap. But it's hard to 'crank it to 11' when you're playing songs you don't know. C'mon, give us the classics like "Stonehenge", "Sex Farm", "Big Bottom" or any of the other songs we've listened to for years.

Is it just me? Or did the movie "This Is Spinal Tap" completely change your life too? No? Do you watch "The Office"?  Then change your answer to yes. Because the 1984 fake documentary, or "Mocumentary" about the fictional band Spinal Tap pioneered that style of storytelling. "This Is Spinal Tap" is one of the funniest/smartest movies ever made, and it's influence on today's comedies is undeniable.

What's even more astounding about the "Fake" band Spinal Tap, is that they really do play and write all of their music. Christopher Guest(Nigel), Michael Mckean(David) and Harry Shearer( Derek) are all amazing musicians. And the songs they write are actually good! Silly, funny, but good. It's just the characters they portray that aren't real. The rock is real though, you can taste it. The have even toured, and continue touring under the guise of Spinal Tap to this day.

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So here are the names of the tracks that will be available: “Back from the Dead” ,“Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare” ,“Saucy Jack”  and “Warmer Than Hell”. The tracks are available Tuesday for the 360 and Thursday for the PS3. Hopefully this little taste of Spinal Tap they've given us, opens up the doors for the entire Spinal Tap Soundtrack.

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