Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Latest Reviews, Music on Film: This is Spinal Tap

Well, the critics' reviews have started to come in for my latest book, Music on Film: This is Spinal Tap (Limelight Editions; 2010) and so good.

Here's a round-up of some recent reviews:

"The book is full of wonderful anecdotes, facts and quotes about the mockumentary that started all the mockumentaries...this book is a delightful gem."

"...John Kenneth Muir draws a genealogical relationship between the lauded mockumentary and the comic philosophy that arose in a specific context: America on the Watergate era of the late 1970s...Muir's book presents copious Tap trivia, most of which has yet to be warmed over on the internet (score one point for print)." - The 

"In this entry in the Music on Film series John Kenneth Muir tracks the history, creation and legacy of one of the most hilarious films of all time. This book definitely goes to 11." -
"Muir's writing is informative and engaging. Although it's obvious that he's a fan of the film, he tries to maintain a certain distance from the subject by relying heavily on interviews and quotes rather than resorting to personal gushings." - The Admiral's Corner.


  1. I've already purchased two copies (one for myself, one for my girlfriend)! Haven't had a chance to read it, but I'll get around to it soon.

  2. Anonymous12:53 AM

    I just gave you the You Make Me Scream!! award
    Dreaded Dreams
    Petunia Scareum

  3. That's great news, John. Congrats, my friend.

  4. Hello my friends,

    Thank you for the kind comments about Spinal Tap and beyond it too.

    Kevin: Glad to hear you purchased two! That's my recommendation for everyone. :)

    Trick or Treat Pete: Thank you so much, I appreciate the recognition!

    Le0pard13: Thank you, buddy!

    all my best,


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