A blog to get Spinal Tap into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and whatever else I want it to be about)

Archive for April, 2012

Art, sport and the worst dance move ever

First of all, I want to apologize if anyone read my last blog and watched Dancing With The Stars. That was not my intent, and I’m truly sorry for all the pain and suffering I’ve caused. But let’s not forget who the true evildoers are — the people who make DWTS.

For those who didn’t see it, there were a couple Spïnal Tap references in the show. Firstly, when Kiss performed, the judges scores went “all the way to 11.”

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Dancing With The Tap

I am told there was a Spinal Tap tribute dance on Dancing With The Stars last night. I have it TiVo’d, so I may watch my first episode of DWTS. Actually, I’ll probably fast forward through it.

Kiss opened the show. KISS, also not in the hall. Now some might say that’s exactly the reason they’re not in the hall, that they are huge sell-outs who will do anything for money. That any self-respecting rock band would have said “Dancing With the Stars doesn’t have much crossover with the KISS army.” Some might have done the show with some sense of irony, a wink and a nod to say “Yes, this is super lame, but we’re just having fun” maybe. But the KISS army has apparently not been re-enlisting, so they are expanding their recruiting. Using dancers on a ballroom. And did anyone else think the guy dancers’ costumes would have been more appropriate for a Freddie Mercury tribute?

Here’s the Kiss video. Note at the end, all the judges gave them scores of eleven. They went to all the way to eleven. That seems to have become rock and roll code for awesome.