Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Tap of the Pops

If you've ever wondered whether the "Listen to the Flower People" incarnation of Spinal Tap was based on a real psychedelic rock band, my own hypothesis is that the writers of "This Is Spinal Tap" were influenced by the Move. Check out this video of the Move's wonderful "Walk Upon the Water" and you'll see what I mean—though I hasten to add that Bev Bevan, who went on to play in Move offshoot ELO, is far better than any of Tap's combustible drummers.