The Aftershow: Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls

George Garner

The reason I’ve gone solo is…  

“Because my band broke up. I coped with tears, beers, cheers. I wasn’t even trying to rhyme then, it just came out that way. As a bass player you get used to standing in the background and I’ve discovered I like being the centre mic.

First of all, as time goes on, I’m more sensitive to the cold – and the light on the centre mic is brighter, and therefore warmer. I thought ...

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