Reiner modeled this film on straight-faced rock docs such as the Maysles Brothers' Gimme Shelter.
The film also shows the influence of Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same and The Band's The Last Waltz.
In the late 1950s to mid 1960s, there was a major technology shift away from vacuum tubes to transistors, but I appreciate the design esthetics of both periods.
The European table-top sets almost always included shortwave bands as well as the standard broadcast AM and FM bands.
(stylized as This Is Spın̈al Tap) is a 1984 American rock music mockumentary comedy film directed, co-written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, and co-starring Christopher Guest, Michael Mc Kean and Harry Shearer.
The film portrays the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap.
In the future, you may no longer need different user IDs and passwords as AUSkey becomes accepted by more government agencies for their online services.The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel—are played by actors Mc Kean, Shearer, and Guest, respectively.The three actors play their musical instruments and speak with mock English accents throughout the movie.This page provides some background and insight to how I originally became interested in radio, as well as a brief overview of selected radios in the collection.My primary interest in vintage radios became centered around the European shortwave sets from the 1953-1972 era.