Spinal Tap A to Zed

London School of Design: Derek began attending this prestigious design school at age 17, dropped out to join the all-white Jamaican band Skaface, then returned to LSD after that band broke up. "The school basically attracted me because of its initials, of course. But then I decided that maybe I had a career as an art director." Among his first assignments was creating sample adverts, including one with a "condom on the pad at Cape Canaveral about to take off, with fire coming from down below, but nothing getting through. That was the point: The rocket couldn’t get through, it was such a good condom." (MD2) See Smalls, Derek.