Back From the Dead These mock-rockers spent spring on tour, revisiting Spinal Tap's pair of real-world albums and other material. The nostalgia continues on Back From the Dead with… Back From the Dead These mock-rockers spent spring on tour, revisiting Spinal Tap's pair of real-world albums and other material. The nostalgia continues on Back From the Dead with… 2009-06-16 Spinal Tap Rock
Music Review

Back From the Dead (2009)

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THIS IS Spinal Tap
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 16, 2009; Lead Performance: Spinal Tap; Genre: Rock

These mock-rockers spent spring on tour, revisiting Spinal Tap's pair of real-world albums and other material. The nostalgia continues on Back From the Dead with reworked versions of tunes from the Rob Reiner flick that started it all; six so-so new tracks reveal why the throwback vibe was probably a good idea. More amusing is the commentary on a bonus DVD, where David St. Hubbins unpacks the concept of animal husbandry vis-à-vis ''Sex Farm.'' B–

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Originally posted Jun 16, 2009 Published in issue #1053-1054 Jun 26, 2009 Order article reprints