One afternoon, late in 1984, Spinal Tap played their last gig for a while at the world-famous Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington. At the time, our repertoire consisted of the songs from the film, This is Spinal Tap, plus the first number we had written years before the movie, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare”. We leavened (or maybe fattened) the set with a couple of covers, Mr. Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”, and a very heavy version of Bobby Day’s “Rockin’ Robin”, featuring a stellar lead vocal by Mr. Nigel Tufnel.
We had fun, as I recall. So did the crowd.
Shortly after this, Seattle became a flashpoint for new rock: Temple of the Dog, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden. Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you: could it be any more obvious…
Okay. You’re not buying it. Walking away.
Enjoy the track. Go, Nigel, Go.