Derek Smalls: “It Don’t Get Old”

To be fair, Spinal Tap is not science fiction. They’ve never had a comic book. But there’s no doubt that they’ve been part of all of our rock ‘n’ roll fantasy. After decades of threatening to do so, bassist Derek Smalls has finally released a solo album, and the even better news is that it’s not freeform jazz odyssey. Nor is it his promised concept album about Jack the Ripper.

Instead, he’s just here to tell us that “it don’t get old.” And thankfully, neither does Harry Shearer’s brilliance. The full album “Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)” will be released on April 13, 2018.

About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at