Spinal Tap A to Zed

Spandex: Although the band wore pants made of this tight-fitting synthetic material during its 1982 tour to highlight what they called their "armadillos," the material soon fell out of favor. Derek: "Spandex is a joke when you can have leather and fake fur, which is what I’m wearing now. David has a sort of space age costume and Nigel is in kilts. Instead of having to say ‘My knees are sweating,’ now he can say, ‘Ooh, my legs are much cooler.’ " (CT2) Nigel: "If you’re having a pee before you go on in it, [Spandex] leaves a bit of an annoying spot right in front. And everyone in the front row says, ‘Lookit that spot.’ " (HS)