Spinal Tap A to Zed

Spinal TapSpinal Tap (Musical Group): Comprised of David, Nigel, keyboardist Denny Upham, drummer John "Stumpy" Pepys and bassist Ronnie Pudding when it first performed in December 1966 at the Music Membrane. The band’s name originated when Nigel "just thought of it one day," although later reports indicated his uncle may have had the medical procedure done about the same time. (SV) As David told an interviewer for the "Talk With Tap" interview that appears on the UK CD single of "Bitch School," Megaphone did not like the name. "They said, ‘No, it sounds too harsh. It sounds like more, rude and sort of like, you know, crass.’ " Derek: "Painful." David: "Yeah, painful. And it is, you know....bless it." See also Breaking up; Spynal Tap.

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