View Full Version : Did anyone see Classic Albums: Number of the Beast last night?

02-01-2002, 10:20:47
An excellent rockumentary about the making of Iron Maiden's classic album. If you've seen Spinal Tap it was impossible not to see the similarities. Especially when Steve "Nigel Tuffnel" Harris is talking. I can't work out whether the producers set out to do that or whether the whole series is like it but it was absolutely brilliant TV from beginning to end. It rocked and it was (perhaps unintentionally) hillarious in places.

It really is a great album though, I expect not many here will agree other than Tizzy and Shakey but that doesn't matter.

03-01-2002, 23:03:41
Sometime last weekend there was a film on tv called 'Still Crazy'. It's a Brit film with Jimmy Nail and Timothy Spall as band members, and Billy Connelly as the roadie. A 60s rock band gets together again on a whim (and to get some money) and tour the Netherlands to get themselves back on track.

Brilliant. Better than 'Spinal Tap'.

04-01-2002, 09:31:21
I've seen that. I thought it was good but, for me, not as good as Tap, Tap is a non-stop marathon of jokes. I find that almost every line is laugh out loud funny.

04-01-2002, 14:53:04
*Enter obligatory agreement post here* :D

04-01-2002, 14:54:10
What are you agreeing with?

04-01-2002, 15:15:04
Whatever I was supposed to agree with :D

04-01-2002, 15:49:40
Did you see the program?

04-01-2002, 15:58:37
Nope - I was outvoted and lost control of the romote!

04-01-2002, 15:59:22
:bash: That's not fair. :(

07-01-2002, 01:07:03
I've not seen the documentary in question, but I did hear a long time ago that Iron Maiden walked out on the Spinal tap premier because they thought it was taking the mick out of them.

07-01-2002, 10:09:58
I believe Lemmy from Motorhead said something about not understanding why people would find it funny. Presumeably because that's what it's really like. :) There are definite Maiden references in there. Although seeing Maiden live last year you appreciate how much more ridiculous their live show is than Tap ever could be. :D