It’s Nigel Tufnel Day, So Let’s Rock Out With These 8 Spinal Tap Classics

Friday, November 11 by
These go up to eleven. 

It’s 11-11-11. In other words, it’s officially Nigel Tufnel day. As lead guitarist for England’s loudest band, Spinal Tap, Tufnel knows that if it’s louder, it’s better. That’s why he plays with amps specialized so that the volume knobs go up to eleven. Because eleven is one louder than ten.

In honor of this, the loudest day in the universe, we decided to blast Tap. Don’t worry if our office walls start shaking. We want it that way.

Big Bottom

“Big bottom, big bottom. Talk about bum cakes, my girl’s got ‘em.”

Tap took the opportunity to homage the female body part that ZZ Top didn’t get around to — the posterior. The band once again proves their technical prowess by employing three bass guitars for the anthems driving force. Plus, ZZ Top never got around to a lyric like this, “My love gun’s loaded and she’s in my sights. Big game is waiting there inside her tights, yeah.”

Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight

“You’re sweet but you’re just four feet. And you still got your baby teeth. You’re too young and I’m too wel hung.”

A perfect send-up of heavy rock while simultaneously one of the greatest songs ever written, “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” is better than the tracks it takes aim at. It’s almost flawless, if only the roadies could get their act together.

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