Not to undermine the more important significance of today (thanks vets!!!), 11/11/11 is also unofficially Nigel Tufnel Day!
What are your favorite Nigel quotes or Spinal Tap moments?
Here are some of mine:
- Nigel: You can't really dust for vomit.
- Nigel: You know, just simple lines intertwining, you know, very much like - I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really. It's sort of...
Marty DiBergi: What do you call this?
Nigel: Well, this piece is called "Lick My Love Pump."
And of course....
- Nigel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel: [pause] These go to eleven. http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/11/11/142236937/for-nigel-tufnel-day-a-serious-consideration-of-the-music-of-spinal-tap