Spinal Tap A to Zed

Album CoverRock ’n Roll Creation (Megaphone, 1977): Tap ventures into heavy metal tunes with religious themes. According to a review read to the band by Marty DiBergi during "This is Spinal Tap": "This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, 'What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too?' " Official band biographer scoffs: "Score one for the bean-counters. A shoddy collection of rejected tracks after the band's much publicized lawsuit against Megaphone." Includes off-key version of Tap's rarely performed punk song, "Young, Smug and Famous." No rating. (IST) Title song rereleased on 1984 soundtrack album. Mistakenly referred to by DiBergi in documentary by its working title, "The Gospel According to Spinal Tap." The band would later concede that the album had been "underlooked, underbought and underrecorded." It also revealed that the album originally had been scheduled to be recorded using 16 tracks, but that an engineer at the recording studio sold four of the tracks to another band. (DV) See also Pod.