Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer: The Legendary Comedy and Musical Trio Behind Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind are 'UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED' on HDNet

Don't miss what the Boston Herald calls, 'THE BEST PARODIC ROCK ENTITY ON THE PLANET' - Sunday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. on HDNet

Jan 21, 2010, 14:18 ET from HDNet

DALLAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Join HDNet this Sunday for a special presentation of "UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer."  This concert event features the legendary musical and comedic trio performing music from heavy metal's loudest band, Spinal Tap, along with the folk music from "A Mighty Wind," and more.


UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED features two plus hours of songs from the original soundtrack, "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), the studio album "Break Like The Wind" (1992), and "A Mighty Wind" (2003) along with some special surprises thrown in during a stop on the trio's Spring 2009 tour at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI.  Fans will be treated to hits such as "Sex Farm," "Hell Hole," "This Bulging River," "A Mighty Wind," and "Heavy Duty."

The concert, also released earlier on DVD has received wide critical acclaim.  The Chicago Sun Times said, "The classic unplugged format highlighted the strength of their melodies and arrangements and emphasized the brilliantly subtle humor of their lyrics, both of which display a deep knowledge of and devotion to more than half a century of popular music," while The Boston Globe added, "McKean, Guest and Shearer offered two sidesplitting hours dubbed 'UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED.' The show may not have been loud but, comically, the group definitely took it to the max."

UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED is not about funny costumes and characters, but rather three long time friends and collaborators who make each laugh and love nothing better than to find some excuse to get together and play music.  

"UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer" airs on HDNet, Sunday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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