By Whitney Pastorek
Updated June 02, 2009 at 10:53 PM EDT

It’s been 25 years since Spinal Tap smashed the boundaries of rock ‘n’ roll and comedy in the perfect-11 documentary This is Spinal Tap. In Back From the Dead, their first album in 17 years, David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls (aka Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer) are back doing what they do best. Only better. “I like the songs, but we’ve done a much better job in re-doing some of them,” says Tufnel of the new album, which includes remixes of Tap classics like “Stonehenge” and “Big Bottom.” “The amplifiers are better. The guitars are better. So it sounds much better.” (Preorder it here from iTunes.)

But it’s not just the equipment. For fans who’ve always craved a reggae version of “(Listen to The) Flower People,” I give you… Spinal Tap! — Jeff Labrecque