Rock Band Spinal Tap-ped

Rerecorded versions of 11 songs from <i>This Is Spinal Tap</i> arrive next week for Wii, PS3, 360; new Black Sabbath and Foo Fighters DLC also available.

Last month, faux metal pioneers Spinal Tap released three new songs from their latest album, Back From the Dead, onto Rock Band for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. But just like the bands they parody, most fans would rather hear the old stuff.

Not exactly the Jonas Brothers.

To that end, the band is offering a compromise. Next week's Rock Band downloadable content releases will include 11 songs from the original soundtrack to Rob Reiner's original mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. However, the Rock Band tracks will be the rerecorded and reimagined versions of the songs included on Back From the Dead.

Next week will also see the Wii version of Rock Band continue playing catch-up, as two more track packs already available on the other editions of the game make their Nintendo downloadable debut. The original Black Sabbath three pack of covers will add sound-alikes of "N.I.B.," "Sweet Leaf," and "War Pigs" to the store, as will the entire Foo Fighters album The Colour and the Shape.

All songs will be available separately for $1.99 (160 Microsoft points, 200 Wii points), and the 11 Spinal Tap tracks will be bundled together on the Xbox 360 and PS3 as part of the "Tap Ten Pack" for $17.99 (1,440 Microsoft points). The full list of tracks follows below.

Spinal Tap "Tap Ten Pack"
(Funky) Sex Farm
(Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)
America
Big Bottom
Cups and Cakes
Gimme Some Money
Heavy Duty
Hell Hole
Rock 'n' Roll Creation
Stonehenge
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight

Black Sabbath covers
N.I.B.
Sweet Leaf
War Pigs

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Doll
Enough Space
February Stars
Hey, Johnny Park!
Monkey Wrench
My Hero
My Poor Brain
New Way Home
See You
Up in Arms
Walking After You
Wind Up

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37 comments
Andraus
Andraus

Foo Fighters!!!! Kick Ass!!!

crock
crock

SillySkeleton Posted Jul 31, 2009 6:57 pm PT Spinal Tap?? Awesome! It's too bad that Rock Band doesn't have a piano peripheral, so we could play "Lick my Lovepipe". Its Lick my Lovepump!

raev92
raev92

"Not exactly the Jonas Brothers" LOOL cool...might get this...

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

Spinal Tap?? Awesome! It's too bad that Rock Band doesn't have a piano peripheral, so we could play "Lick my Lovepipe".

Champ78
Champ78

SWEET! I love Spinal Tap! Big Bottom and Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight ftw!!!!

polsci1503
polsci1503

Loving the Sabbath additions but wish they weren't covers, remasters please!

Oleg_Huzwog
Oleg_Huzwog

It's part of a trilogy; a musical trilogy I'm working on in D minor which is the saddest of all keys, I find. People weep instantly when they hear it and I don't know why. You know, just simple lines intertwining, you know, very much like - I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really.

ldonyo
ldonyo

I couldn't listen to more than 30 seconds of the new version of Sex Farm. That was awful!

megagood
megagood

"This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock band psalms is enough to prompt the question, 'What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too?' " But man - I sure wish it was the original tracks. The new versions are fun updates but they are no substitute for the classics.

ldonyo
ldonyo

They should have used the original recordings, not the lame do-overs. Flower People is NOT a reggae song! Anyone who has seen the movie knows this. Sex Farm as funk? Heresy!

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

Never heard them.... Foo Fighters AWESOME but I dont have any Microsoft points.

mrklorox
mrklorox

Sadly this is the heaviest music available on these games, except for christian metalcore, which negates itself.

almightybob14
almightybob14

Wait wait, how is Cups and Cakes going to work?

tremor33
tremor33

@BladeSoldier39 oops. that's probably why i shouldn't come to work high

xXreaperXx101
xXreaperXx101

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raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@filipino_boy - Tell me about it... "More foo fighters" *yes* - "oh, just the stuff for the Wii we forgot about and is already available on the other systems..." *oh...*

filipino_boy
filipino_boy

I got so excited when I saw "new Foo Fighters DLC"... but then it turns out it's just a rerelease for the Wii... how disappointing.

Decker12
Decker12

My baby fits me like a flesh tuxedo I'd like to sink her with my pink torpedo Big bottom, big bottom Talk about bum cakes, my girl's got 'em Big bottom drive me out of my mind How could I leave this behind?

jglover3000
jglover3000

It should come packaged with a "Nigel Tufnel Special Edition Guitar Controller" that you can't look at, point to, or play! (Hopefully, those that have seen the film will get the reference)

Trogeton
Trogeton

That's it??? I got all excited for nothing I thought this post was gonna have alot more exciting news all the great band have been taken I guess they had to one up that hadn't and really not all that much to be excited about

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

Cool. Not a fan of Spinal Tap but this is good news for the fans. I wish the added The Pretender by The Foo Fighters though.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

You're too young, and I'm too well-hung, but TONIGHT I'M GONNA ROCK YA!!!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Talkin' 'bout mudflaps? MY girl's got 'em!

BladeSoldier39
BladeSoldier39

@tremor33 Read the article. These songs ARE dlc. This is NOT Rock Band: Spinal Tap.

tremor33
tremor33

Spinal Tap is pretty sick. But why all the band themed GH and RB? Why not just make this all DLC? Are we really expected to spend another 60 bucks on another installment of RB in this economy?

NuKkU
NuKkU

cool i guess

yungcjjj
yungcjjj

Awesome!!!... I love Spinal Tap!!!

jazilla
jazilla

where is Nigel's three part trilogy in D Minor: "Lick My Love Pump"? What a travesty for that amazing song to be left off of the list :(