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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.)

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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.)

    Quick Taps - An OSHA of Emotion

    Quick Taps - An OSHA of Emotion

    In this painfully funny Quick Tap (short episodes with short stories for short attention spans), Book of Boba Fett's Dave Pasquesi tells us about having a bloody tough time on a movie set; MADtv’s Stephnie Weir reveals why she didn’t have too much fun with Dick and Jane and Jim Carrey; and New Model Army’s Justin Sullivan dies on stage...literally.
    New Model Army album, Unbroken, and tour info: https://www.newmodelarmy.org
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    • 7 min
    The Old Man's Amy Brenneman - Running Away From Robert De Niro Onto the Lap of Jeff Bridges

    The Old Man's Amy Brenneman - Running Away From Robert De Niro Onto the Lap of Jeff Bridges

    Actor Amy Brenneman goes all method on us when she recounts becoming the first person in network television history to take off their clothes onscreen; the embarrassment she felt trying to snap a selfie with punk rock icon Patti Smith; and what it's been like to work with some of the greatest actors in history including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jeff Bridges, and John Lithgow.
    Amy IG: @amybrenneman
    Amy webs: https://theamybrenneman.com
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    • 52 min
    Comedian Fred Armisen - Live From New York. And Chicago. And Portlandia.

    Comedian Fred Armisen - Live From New York. And Chicago. And Portlandia.

    11-year Saturday Night Live vet Fred Armisen steps out of character for a moment to tell us about the time the Beatle's George Harrison dropped a reference to Spinal Tap; what's his all-time favorite drummer joke; and how he nearly became road kill during a Portlandia sketch.
    Fred grams: @sordociego
    Fred webs: http://www.fredarmisen.com
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    • 44 min
    Quick Taps - Bowie

    Quick Taps - Bowie

    Need a quick infusion of Spinal Tap Moments? Don’t miss Quick Taps - short episodes with short stories for short attention spans. In this episode filled with close encounters of the Bowie kind, Allen overuses David's song titles to set up moments when the Man Who Sold the World was at a grocery store during the LA riots; in a nightclub acting inappropriately; in another nightclub acting very appropriately; and at a bar in need of a friend. It’s our favorite alien at his most human.
    Find our guests:
    Jim Fairchild on IG @smallislespicturemusic and https://linktr.ee/smallisles
    Ramona Jan's Yarnslingers youtube.com/@yarnslingers
    Jim Cushinary's art portfolio https://www.cushimages.com
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    • 10 min
    311’s Nick Hexum - The 411 on 311

    311’s Nick Hexum - The 411 on 311

    311 singer/guitarist Nick Hexum cruises through a mosaic of stories like the time his entire band nearly combusted like a gaggle of Spinal Tap drummers; how he got to play with his idol, Joe Strummer from The Clash, along with a supergroup of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, DJ Bonebrake from X, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; and what nickname Snoop Dogg has for him.
    Get 311 Day and band info here: https://311.com
    On IG: @311 and @nickhexum
    Nick's new start-up SKP.io is changing how the music industry works to help artists.
    What's Nick digging musically these days? Hear Madison Cunningham: @madicunningham
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    • 52 min
    Spinal Tap Turns 40! Our Tap 11 Movie Moments

    Spinal Tap Turns 40! Our Tap 11 Movie Moments

    On March 2nd, 1984, This Is Spinal Tap hit the theaters to universal acclaim including *Two Thumbs Up* from Siskel and Ebert who said, “It feels like a documentary, works as a great comedy, and succeeds in telling us the story of this very badly confused rock band.” To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Alex and Allen replay a countdown of their 11 favorite moments from the movie. Did any of yours not make the list? Let us know!
    Watch This Is Spinal Tap on Amazon Prime.
    Coming Soon: This Is Spinal Tap 2
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Ty Durbrow ,

This podcast goes to 11

I’ve listened to every episode. Alex and Alan have me laughing out loud every time. Great guests and incredible stories. I highly recommend this podcast.

loisandbee ,

Relatable!

I knew I would love hearing all the crazy behind the scenes stories from my favorite bands. What I didn’t know was that the stories would also entail such thoughtfulness about how perseverance, drive, happenstance and creativity helped them get from one place to the next. I love hanging out with all of them! Listen to one episode and you’ll be hooked, and even if you’re not familiar with the guests I guarantee you will be soon.

milo evaschen ,

Exclusive insight and loads of fun!!!!! I ♥️ TMEP

“We were being original when that wasn’t a sin”

Keller and Hoffman’s podcast is a space for geeks to geek, and truths to truth. With DEVO’s very own Jerry Casale, they discuss the paradigm shift from substance to style in the 1980s music world, the value of collaboration, and commercialization in art. Getting these sentimental and hilarious spinal tap stories & musings from the horse’s mouth is so special, and so worth the listen.

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