Spinal Tap A to Zed

Heavy Metal: In a 1984 interview, Nigel explained how Tap left its psychedelic phase, typified by songs like "(Listen to the) Flower People," and entered into the wild and woolly arena of heavy metal. "Totally by accident. One of my little amplifiers that I was using—I think it was a Vox—broke. The knob stuck all the way up, and someone had to put a little puncture in the speaker cone, so it sounded all loud and fuzzy. And that sound sort of stuck with us." (GP)