Spinal Tap A to Zed

Album CoverChristmas with the Devil: Written by Nigel, and like many of his songs, inspired by a dream he had. From 1992 album, "Break Like the Wind." NBC-TV refused to allow the band to perform it during their 1992 reunion special, saying its lyrics promoted evil, although Tap did perform the song on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" in 1984. Derek: "We’re not advocating [Satanism]. Man’s relationship with the Supreme Evil One is a very private affair. The song is just a depiction, imagining what’s happening with Satan this time of year." Nigel: "Think about it from the devil’s point of view is all we’re saying." (LT) Early on, the band attempted to add a verse in rap to widen the song’s appeal. (SP) Released as a holiday single in 1984 and in a 7-inch picture disk that showed the devil wearing a Santa hat on one side and Tap on the other. Includes this message from the band as the song ends: "This is Spinal Tap, wishing you and yours the most joyous of holiday seasons. God bless us everyone." See also Backwards Masking; Black Magic; Hair-Popping; Jim.

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