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Because of the aluminum foil: Wrapped around a zucchini by roadie Moke during the 1982 tour so that Derek could put the expand back in his Spandex. Prompted after David and Nigel suggested on the tour bus that there "was something missing in terms of thrust" in Derek's "power zone." Nigel: "There should be a bit of projection." During the filming of "This ...


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According to http://www.spinaltap.com/atozed/TAP00578.HTM USS Ooral Sea: Navy ship insignia on Marty DiBergi's baseball cap during filming of "This is Spinal Tap." DiBergi wanted to wear a hat that read "USS Coral Sea" but was told he would have to get permission from the Navy. To avoid this, producer Karen Murphy altered the lettering so that the blue ...


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You could write a book about Spinal tap references. I bet there is some academic MA paper about that. But in the meantime There are nine things there (because the list go to 11) Real stories that inspired ST But to not spoil fun and connect things. Spinal Tap album review "Shit Sandwich" is a nod to Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans was just "No". ...


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Yes, we know that the "Ooral Sea" hat was made because permission to use the real Coral Sea hat was refused. The joke is more about the trend of (bearded) big-time directors wearing ballcaps of teams/groups that they have no affiliation with. Spielberg in particular was known for this. There are pics of him wearing Police and Navy hats from the same time ...


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