Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Evils of Global Warming--And Drum Machines


Spinal Tap, the ersatz metal band featured in 1984's spot-on mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap", is reuniting to play a concert at England's Wembley stadium on July 7th as part of Al Gore's Live Earth concert series. While Gore is trying to bring attention to the problem of global climate change, the Spinal Tap teaser video released to the press brings a bigger problem to light: drum machines.
Spinal Tap's drummer mortality problem has been well-documented but the footage of Tap practicing shows that any drummer is better than a drum machine. Check out the video and watch the band rehearse with a guy screwing around with a drum machine program on his computer. We hope the band will be featuring a real live drummer come July 7th. The future of the world might depend on it.

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