Remember when Kiss toured without the makeup? What was the point of that, exactly?

Remember when Kiss toured without the makeup? What was the point of that, exactly?

Spinal Tap's jaunt in street clothes makes a bit more sense. Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest are playing costume-free acoustic versions of the mock metal band's hits. This will allow them to bust out selections from Guest's folkie send-up A Mighty Wind and (hopefully) unveil some VH1 Storytellers-style anecdotes.

That's all well and good, but compared to watching a drummer spontaneously combust while amplifiers rage with knobs cranked to 11, it might be kind of a letdown.