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1 year before the release of This Is Spinal Tap there was a fake rock documentary created by The Comic Strip for their program The Comic Strip Presents on the BBC called Bad News.

You might recognized the cast from the TV show The Young Ones.

This is part 1

The rest is here:
Part 2
Part 3

The band actually recorded an album and a ridiculously bad version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody“, both of which were produced by none other than Brian May.

I found the version of Bohemian Rhapsody on Youtube and it’s worth checking out:

Bad News

One thought on “Bad News

  • November 6, 2007 at 8:57 pm
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    I loved The Comic Strip Presents. They also had another band spoof episode called Boots which is one of my favorite episodes.

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