Break Like the Wind


Break Like the Wind

Infobox Album
Name = Break Like the Wind
Type = Album
Artist = Spinal Tap


Released = 1992
Recorded =
Genre = Comedy rock, heavy metal
Length = 49:54
Label = MCA Records
Producer = Spinal Tap, T-Bone Burnett, Dave Jerden, Danny Kortchmar, Steve Lukather
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:bmen97ijkr0t~T0 link]
Last album = "This Is Spinal Tap"
(1984)
This album = "Break Like the Wind"
(1992)

"Break Like the Wind" is an album by the semi-fictional band Spinal Tap. The title track refers to a euphemism for flatulence. Released in 1992 by MCA Records, it served as a follow up to the only other Spinal Tap album, the soundtrack to the film "This Is Spinal Tap".

The songs depict the range of genres that Spinal Tap endured, from the glam metal anthem "Bitch School" down to the skiffle satire of "All the Way Home".

In the film, David St. Hubbins (portrayed by Michael McKean) and Nigel Tufnel (portrayed by Christopher Guest) claim "All the Way Home" is the first song they wrote together. Six years after it was written, David and Nigel recorded the song 14 December 1961. At this point the two were in different bands, David being in the 'Creatures' and Nigel with the 'Lovely Lads'.

Track listing

#"Bitch School" – 2:50
#"The Majesty of Rock" – 3:55
#"Diva Fever" – 3:06
#"Just Begin Again" – 4:52
#"Cash on Delivery" – 3:03
#"The Sun Never Sweats" – 4:23
#"Rainy Day Sun" – 3:42
#"Break Like the Wind" – 4:35
#"Stinkin' up the Great Outdoors" – 2:50
#"Springtime" – 4:02
#"Clam Caravan" – 3:37
#"Christmas With the Devil" – 4:33
#"Now Leaving On Track 13" (unlisted) – 2:08
#"All the Way Home" – 2:07

Personnel

*David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) - Lead vocals and guitar
*Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) - Lead guitar and vocals
*Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) - Bass guitar and vocals
*C. J. Vanston - Keyboards
*Mick Shrimpton (R.J. Parnell) - Drums and percussion
*Rhyan Gordon - Guitar and Baseball Bat

With

*Dweezil Zappa - Guitar on "Diva Fever"
*Cher - Vocals On "Just Begin Again"
*Slash - Guitar on "Break Like The Wind"
*Steve Lukather - Guitar on "Break Like The Wind"
*Joe Satriani - Guitar on "Break Like The Wind"
*Jeff Beck - Guitar on "Break Like The Wind"
*Timothy B. Schmit - Background Vocals on "Christmas With The Devil" and "Cash On Delivery"

ee also

* Spinal Tap discography


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