Every performer who's ever been on the road has at least one bizarro story that could have been pulled straight from the iconic music mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap. Co-hosts Allen Keller and Alex Hofmann delve deep into their guests’ harrowing, humbling, and hilarious Spinal Tap Moments uncovering universal truths along the way.
(Although it would be as great as having armadillos in our trousers, this podcast is not affiliated with This is Spinal Tap and no person or entity connected with the film has sponsored or endorsed its content. This podcast is not affiliated, sponsored or licensed by Authorized Spinal Tap LLC or Century of Progress Productions.)
Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker discuss whether a review of Spinal Tap’s Intravenus de Milo is really just “nitpicking"
Corin and Carrie reflect on whether it’s better to just get electrocuted than to cover your mic with someone’s sock; who stunk them out of their dressing room at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater; and how the glamour and the squalor are never far apart on the road.
9-Time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton takes the TMEP Show on a Jazz Odyssey
Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton tells us about being Clint Eastwood’s muse; what it’s like to attend the same seder as Barbra Streisand; and whether she was the motive for a famous showbiz murder in the '90s.
Fountains of Wayne guitarist Jody Porter reveals how he’d redecorate a hotel that tried to fit 14 people into a king leisure bed.
Jody Porter tells us about the time Lemmy from Motorhead got tongue-tied around Joni Mitchell: what’s it like to live with The Who's John Entwistle; and the genius of bandmate Adam Schlesinger who passed away from Covid in 2020.
Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago explains that if man is 5, the devil is 6, and God is 7 then Artie Fufkin is 8
Joey Santiago riffs on what it’s like to have been worshipped by Kurt Cobain; how to put a guy in the hospital with a guitar solo; and why his least favorite Pixies song to play is “Monkey Gone to Heaven.”
Drive-By Truckers on why Horsepussy would make a better band name than Lick My Love Pump
Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley haul out their views on rockstar bathroom etiquette; being on tour when Covid hit; and the time the Commodores serenaded Governor George Wallace.
Dandy Warhols Zia McCabe on how much nicer Willie Nelson is than Duke Fame
Zia McCabe tells us about blowing bubbles on David Bowie; how she fooled her bandmates into believing her newborn daughter was one of the roadies; and what it’s like to star in a real-life mockumentary.