The 1960's folk cousins of Spinal Tap, as it were. They first appeared on the November 3, 1984 episode of Saturday Night Live and also appeared in the The Return of Spinal Tap special. They frequently open for Tap on the road. Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest are Jerry Palter, Alan Barrows and Mark Shubb, although not necessarily in that order.
The have been the opening act for Spinal Tap on tour.
They had a central role in the movie A Mighty Wind (2003).