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 Post subject: FZ on Spinal Tap
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 4:52 am 
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In the scene where they get lost under the stage you can see the Ship Arriving too Late cover. I was wondering if anybody else has noticed this. It's just after they get directions fron the janitor, but you have to look carefully or you'll miss it.

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:08 am 
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uhm in wich zappa movie?<br><br>you should be more exact or....uhm......so :P ::)

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:19 am 
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No, in the film "This Is Spinal Tap". It's a spoof documentary about an English rock band.

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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Just turn to the left 'n look around <br>Because it's there somewhere <br>If you ain't found it, better <br>Hurry up <br>

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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The folks down town are on autodistruct.<br><br>I love that movie.  Mike McKean played Lenny on T.V.s Leverne and Shirly.  <br><br>Waiting for Gauffman and Best In Show had the same cast and director realy.  Lots of improv, great  movies.<br><br>I'm gonna have to look for that.

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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I was watching it again, and one part got me to thinking...<br><br>The whole film is making fun of music that'd happened before it, as we all understand. <br><br>The part where Nigel plays the instrumental song on piano, in D minor, he's asked what it's called. "Lick My Love Pump". Do you think this might be anything to do with Zappa's choice of song title for some of his songs?

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:36 pm 
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It's not an actual poster. It looks like it's been drawn on the wall in crayon. Here's a screenshot of it:<br><br>Image

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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Ha!  Neat!


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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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I recall years ago, there was this pretty silly movie called Light Of Day, starring Michael Fox and Joan Jett (!!! That's right, you heard right). Michael McKean was in the flick as well. All three of them (plus one or two ther people) were in a band, and during the beginning of the movie, they're having a rehersal, and you can see the Phi Zappa Crappa poster quite clearly on one of the walls.  :)

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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ooops, meant to write:"One or two OTHER people.".  :-/

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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One thing I always wanted to know was if Spinal Taps song Big Bottom was a reference to Zappa's song Sex because of the line The bigger the cushion the better the pushin'<br><br>Also, Dweezil appears on Spinal Taps Break Like The Wind CD on a song called Diva Fever (how's that for Conceptual Continuity?!!!!!)<br><br>Still, it's a great movie though.


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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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[quote author=Basket Case link=board=tv-film;num=1047826362;start=0#11 date=02/20/04 at 16:38:48]....The bigger the cushion the better the pushin'.....[/quote]<br><br>don't think frank came up with this line....it's an old saying

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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[quote author=dove_grey link=board=tv-film;num=1047826362;start=0#9 date=02/20/04 at 06:29:57]I recall years ago, there was this pretty silly movie called Light Of Day, starring Michael Fox and Joan Jett... during the beginning of the movie, they're having a rehersal, and you can see the Phi Zappa Crappa poster quite clearly on one of the walls.  :)[/quote]<br><br>Phi Zappa Crappa was also quite visible on the movie called Rush starring Jason Patrick and Jennifer Jason Leighabout two cops from the narcotics department getting undercover in order to bust some pushers but becoming real junkies themselves. You can clearly see the poster in a scene where the woman goes out to buy some stuff from a man looking like a car mechanic.<br><br>I saw this other movie, The Good Thief, starring Nick Nolte and taking place in France (or was it Monte Carlo?) where in one scene the American guy (Nick Nolte) makes fun of French musicians (or the French in general) with what I remember to be this quote: "We give you Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and you give back Johnny Halliday".

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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I mentioned Light Of Day since that movie and This Is Spinal Tap both star Michael McKean.....however, it is always nifty to see a movie with a little "shout-out" to Frank. The John Cusack vehicle (oh yes, I'm soooo into the film lingo  ::) ) High Fidelity not only has the main character mentioning Frank within the first few minutes, but about half-way through shows a flashback to when he was working in a record store and there are I believe two pics of Frank on the wall behind him. The movie Empire Records has a poster of Zappa's Universe in the boss's office........

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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[quote author=Disco Boy link=board=tv-film;num=1047826362;start=15#15 date=02/21/04 at 03:53:33]<br><br>That's right. I totally forgot about both of those movies.<br><br>I was just watching Empire Records the other day and the poster appeared two or three times. <br><br>As for High Fidelity, I seem to remember the two pics weren't actually pics but albums on the shelf in the background. They were JG Act I & JG Acts II & III.<br>[/quote]<br><br>There's also an episode of Friends where you can see a huge Strictly Commercial poster in the window of a record store.<br>


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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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That's cool. Spinal Tap is very Zappa. <br><br>There's a poster of Them or Us on the bedroom wall of a character in one of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies.

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 Post subject: re: fz on spinal tap
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notice the rating ... the only film like that on imdb

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 Post subject: Re: FZ on Spinal Tap
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Very cool. Need to watch it again.

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