Music by the Ottomans. Artwork compiled by Roland Ottoman

Years Active:
2008 - present

Hello. My name is Marty DeBergi. I'm a film maker. I make a lot of commercials. That little dog that chases the covered wagon underneath the sink? That was mine. In 1966, I went down to Greenwich Village, New York City to a rock club called the Electric Banana. Don't look for it, it's not there anymore. But that night I heard a band that for me redefined the word "rock and roll". I remember being knocked out by their, their exuberance, their raw power -- and their punctuality.

That band was Britain's Boston's now-legendary Spinal Tap Ottomans. Seventeen years and fifteen no albums later, Spinal Tap The Ottomans are still going strong, and they've earned a distinguished place in rock history as one of England's Turkey's loudest bands. So in the late fall of 1982 when I heard that Tap 'Mans was releasing a new album called Smell the Glove The Ottomans and was planning their first tour of the United States in almost 6 years to promote that album, well needless to say I jumped at the chance to make the documentary, the, if you will, rockumentary that you're about to see. I wanted to capture the, the sights, the sounds, the smells, of a hard-working rock band on the road. And I got that. But I got more, a lot more.

But hey -- enough of my yakkin'. Whaddaya say, let's boogie!

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