Thirty years ago today, “Spinal Tap” performed at CBGB’s in New York. Here’s the trailer for the classic film. Because there’s a fine line between clever and stupid.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.