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Legendary rockers Spinal Tap are back in the studio after an extended musical hiatus broken only by their breathtaking performance at 2007's Live Earth spectacular in London. Speaking to BBC 5 Live, actor and Simpsons voiceover artist Harry Shearer - aka Tap bassist Derek Smalls - said: "We've never recorded the song we did at …


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  1. Alex


    Rock on!

    I want an amp that goes to 11!


    "Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?"

  2. DutchOven

    New single

    Do you think this one will go to eleven?

    ...and is that one louder than anything in the top ten?

  3. Eddie Edwards
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    I'm sure I'd feel a lot better about this if I wasn't under such heavy sedation.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Rock on!

    The crucial thing about 'Da Tap, is that as well as being achingly funny, it's also damn fine rock music they create.

    I saw a clip on You Tube of their "how many bassists?" version of Big Bottom - brilliant stuff!

    I was on some website the other day and noticed the volume control on the video player went up to 11. Niiice... :-D

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    I feel confident

    that this will earn a place in the Top 11.

  6. M

    How much more black could this be?

    The answer is none. None more black.

  7. Ben Mathews


    BBC iPlayer volume goes up to 11... made me giggle when I saw that.

  8. Alan

    @AC 16:44

    "I was on some website the other day and noticed the volume control on the video player went up to 11. Niiice... :-D""

    That would be the BBC iPlayer, a very nice touch having 11 on the volume...

  9. Les Matthew
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    Someone at the BBC must be a fan.

  10. Bastiaan van Zwieten

    I bet they'll switch Amps ...

    ... because ols Fender Amps went all the way to twelve!

  11. The Fuzzy Wotnot
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    Will it be blues-jazz or jazz-blues influenced? That's if Dave's wife ( "It's your f**kin' wife! She's not my wife! Whatever f**k she is!" ) let's him play of course!

  12. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge


    How many drummers will they go through this time?

  13. Sanjirmil Srith Terklaren
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    How could I leave this behind?

    I see the record companies have changed the name of the '84 album in order to sell it to us again.

    The album that defined the none-blacker-than line between clever and stupid was "Smell The Glove". "This Is Spinal Tap" was the film.

  14. paulc
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    knobs that go up to 11...

    you can get them...

    I have them on my amp and guitar...

    I'm waiting for the day they have knobs that go to 12... cos you see, once you're at 11, where else is there to go... with a knob that goes up to 12, you can go one louder...

  15. Anonymous Coward

    I'm still waiting...

    for "Saucy Jack" to open on the West End and Broadway.

    And as I leave you, I would like to say "Stone--enge!!"

  16. Anonymous Coward
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    Some mistake, shurely?

    "...extended musical hiatus broken only by their breathtaking performance at 2007's Live Earth spectacular in London."

    What about the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium (the old one) in 1992?

    Where's the "Stonehenge was in serious danger of being knocked over by a dwarf!" icon when you need it?

  17. Paul Murphy

    Yes, I was trying to find warmer than hell.

    Excellent news, and nice to see the Tap fans coming out of the woodwork :-)

    I want the guitar they had at the Albert Hall concert - the Marshall guitar that you could make louder by plugging another part onto the bottom of the guitar.

    ah - an article here:


    wot no Spinal Tap icon?

  18. jason

    Break Like The Wind... actually quite a good album.

    The Tap are always welcome.

  19. Mike

    Just to point out

    Although you would likely have only seen it if you were the barkeep, the on-screen volume control on many Atari coin-op games "goes to 11". (5-bit log attenuator + mute, how could I resist :-)

  20. Simon Brown
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    happy days

    excellent news

    Paris Hilton - it's a hotel and you don't have an icon for Edgewater Inn or mudsharks ;)

  21. jake Silver badge

    Eleven. Gawd/ess. How old.

    Pardon me while I shake my head at the lack of originality.

  22. blackworx

    Oh ffs

    Comments page reads exactly as expected :roll:

  23. pctechxp

    And how long will the album version be

    11 minutes of course.

  24. Dave
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    Just one word...


  25. Anonymous Coward
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    no comment to make

    I just like to be first to mention "Lick my Love Pump" and use a PH icon

  26. Kane

    Yes, but.....

    ...will it be recorded in Dubbly?

    Enquiring Australian Hairdresser's Nightmares need to know!

    Mine's the one with the zucchini wrapped in tin foil in the pocket.

  27. Anonymous Coward

    re: Just one word..

    That's two words matey.

  28. 2FishInATank

    Is this good news?

    Nobody knows who they were....or what they were doing....

  29. Anonymous Coward
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    Carvin has amps that go to 12!

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