Music technology has changed a lot in the last 20 years, but there’s still one band that can make their amps go to 11. Spinal Tap is back in the studio recording their third LP, a follow-up to 1992’s Break Like The Wind.
Harry Shearer, the actor who plays bassist Derek Smalls, spoke to BBC 5 Live about their recording plans: “We’ve never recorded the song we did at Live Earth, ‘Warmer Than Hell,’ and I think they (Spinal Tap) are trying to revisit their old success,” Shearer said.
Spinal Tap, who were born out of Rob Reiner’s 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, have stayed current, planning to release the album in digital format. Shearer told BBC 5 the recordings will be available “for download as well as on conventional media later this year.”
Other than a studio version of “Warmer Than Hell,” the song the band performed at their reunion performance for London’s Live Earth concert 2 years ago, Shearer only leaked one potential forthcoming song: “We’ll do a song called ‘Gimme Some More Money,’ probably with some dubious results,” he said.