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Like yer Tap but wish it was just a bit more… NWOBHM? We give you the adventures of Vim Fuego (aka Alan Metcalfe), Den Dennis, Colin Grigson and Spider Webb - or not-so-Young Ones Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall plus Comic Strip-per Peter Richardson.
Part of legendary Channel 4 series The Comic Strip Presents… the Bad News films are essentially Tap as filmed in the back of a knackered Ford Transit. Genius quotes, painfully accurate set-pieces, huge following with bands, dodgy spin-off records plus the danger of turning into a real band… Bad News really is Tap but, sadly, without the mainstream crossover. We'd feel sorry for it (especially given it was filmed at exactly the same time as Spinal Tap) if only we could get 'that' Queen cover out of our brains…
"Warriors of Genghis Khan is a political song…" "Alright then, Ajax, or whatever your new name is"… "Two quid for one bloody sausage?!" Good times. The idiots.
Spoof or no spoof, any band that gets up on stage at Monsters Of Rock and ACTUALLY BLOODY PLAYS is more metal than anyone ever.
You can find both films tucked away on dirt-cheap-on-Amazon Comic Strip Presents - Complete Collection.