Spinal Tap, Our 100th Post!


from the movie Spinal Tap

When you say Stonehenge replica, people say Spinal Tap. And something about dwarfs. This rock spoof movie has etched the idea of Stonehenge replicas into the public consciousness, for better or worse. We run into it everywhere in our searches, often from folks who think they are brilliantly original to think of it. *wink*

spinaltapAt least one real band did use a Stonehenge replica as a set back in the heyday of boomer rock, one so large that it didn’t fit into some venues. Which band? We’ve seen two or three mentioned but we’re told it was really Black Sabbath and that Ozzy Osborne is still paying for its storage in a New York warehouse. If we could get a picture, it could be a post of its own!  The story of the Spinal Tap replica is shown in the video below.

Many thanks to our readers and contributors for making our first 100 posts possible! Score for the Spinal Tap relica: 5 druids. It’s just a trilithon, after all!

[Note: after the next couple posts, we hope to slow down to just a few posts per week. Surely the number of replicas is not infinite! Right? Right!?]

5 thoughts on “Spinal Tap, Our 100th Post!

  1. I attended a 1984 Black Sabbath concert at the Toledo Sports Arena and they had the Stonehenge set.with Bev Bevan’s drum kit way up in the air on top of a huge trilithon.

    Before the show we were wondering why they had so many semi trucks in the parking lot.

  2. Note to readers: If you checked where it says “Notify me of new posts via email.” you only subscribed to comments on this Clonehenge post, not to the blog. You can subscribe to the blog here: http://bit.ly/bbYfF9 Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Pete! Leave it to you to come through. I will insert that into the post.

  4. The band was Black Sabbath and Ozzy says he is still paying for it’s storage in a New York warehouse.

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