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I was lucky enough to get to perform on stage in front of 20 million people on TV, and 150 thousand in concerts. For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star, the 15 minutes is great! It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes.
I don't know if you have ever seen the Woody Allen film 'Annie Hall,' but it is, in a way, to Los Angeles and 'Hollywood' what 'This Is Spinal Tap' is to many musicians.
The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.
I remember seeing 'Spinal Tap' at a young age and being like, 'That's how you perform comedy.'
We lived the life with Keith Moon. It was all Spinal Tap magnified a thousand times.
I've made movies that nobody saw initially, and then, all the sudden, people over the years pick up on it. Like 'Spinal Tap' and 'Princess Bride.'
I don't find the business easy. The moment you start talking about the business, you start sounding like someone in Spinal Tap.
There are people who think the film 'This Is Spinal Tap' is simply a very funny 'mockumentary.' Well, with Yes, we lived it. Take the hilarious scene in the film in which the bass player is trapped in a giant pod - that actually happened to Alan one night.
As far as getting my start, it was really Norman Lear, even aside from being on 'All in the Family.' He helped me get my start as a director. He was the one who said, 'Let him do 'Spinal Tap.' Let him give it a try,' because I had been trying for years to get that thing off the ground.
I remember once, years ago, I met Sting, and he told me that he had seen 'Spinal Tap' 50 times. He said: 'Every time I watch it, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.'
That was Embassy Pictures, they went bankrupt shortly after This is Spinal Tap came out.
I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already at MTV and it was occupying all my time.
I was in the pilot for Spinal Tap before it was a movie.
I would love to do a comedy spoof, like a Spinal Tap kind of thing.
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