Spinal Tap A to Zed

Deutsch, Polly: Artist hired in Austin, Texas, by Ian Faith during 1982 U.S. tour to create Stonehenge scenery that the band hoped would revive their lagging stage presence. Following the specifications given to her on a Season’s napkin sketch done by Nigel, the resulting artwork was 18 inches high instead of 18 feet. Deutsch’s insistence that she was only following orders prompted Ian’s now-famous retort, "Fuck the napkin!" Ian nevertheless made use of the foam minilith during the next show, prompting David to complain bitterly that "there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf." The debacle prompted the departure of Faith as Tap manager. Ironically, the foam Stonehenge monument constructed for Tap’s 1992 performance in London was too large to fit inside the Royal Albert Hall, and the dwarves again danced alone. See also Stonehenge.