They were loud once, deafeningly so--and dumbingly so, if such a thing is possible. They wore skins of leather stuffed with cucumbers of foil, towered over dwarves who danced around a Stonehenge made of pebbles, sang about women who fit like flesh tuxedos and explored the majesty of rock and the mystery of roll. These men, sitting here on a sofa in the Driskill Hotel in Austin, were heavy-metal darlings who turned out to be made of recycled aluminum, as revealed in a 1984 documentary that flattered till it flattened them. From left sit David Ivor St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls, or at least what remains of the band known as Spinal Tap. For now they've been retired, put out to... More >>>