Spinal Tap A to Zed

Code: A method used by the band members to communicate with each other. Nigel: "One of the blokes will say, ‘I didn’t bring my instrument.’ " David: "And we’ll know what he means." Nigel: "It’s a code, meaning he didn’t bring it. So the arrangement of the song is dictated in a sense by a forgotten instrument. One guitar instead of two, or no bass." The boys even have a code for the code. David: "If I say ‘c-o-d-e,’ that means the next thing I say will be in code." Other codes: "The fat-string number" is "Big Bottom"; "Henge" or "the TT song" is "Stonehenge"; and "GSM" is "Gimme Some Money."