1992 Spinal Tap – Break Like The Wind

Break Like the Wind is a 1992 album by the semi-fictional band Spinal Tap. The title, from the album’s title track, is a double entendre that combines and confuses the idiom “make like the wind [and blow]” (i.e. “go away”) with “break[ing] wind” (a euphemism for flatulence), and samples the classical guitar piece Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.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”. Originally, the CD was packaged in an 18-inch “extra-long box,” as a satire against the controversial packaging policy of longboxes which was increasingly criticized as unnecessary and wasteful.

In the film This Is Spinal Tap, 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’. Similarly, “The Sun Never Sweats” is implied to be the title track from their fictitious album of the same name, whose cover is shown on the packaging of the album This Is Spinal Tap.

Tracks

1  Bitch School (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 2:51
2  The Majesty Of Rock (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 3:55
3  Diva Fever (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 3:06
4  Just Begin Again (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 4:53
5  Cash On Delivery (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 3:04
6  The Sun Never Sweats (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 4:23
7  Rainy Day Sun (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 3:42
8  Break Like The Wind (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 4:34
9  Stinkin’ Up The Great Outdoors (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 2:50
10  Springtime (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 4:03
11  Clam Caravan (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 3:37
12  Christmas With The Devil (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 4:33
13  Now Leaving on Track 13 (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, Derek Smalls ) 2:08
14  All The Way Home (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel) 2:08

Media

Musicians

DrumsRJ Parnell
GuitarChristopher Guest
GuitarRhyan Gordon
GuitarMichael McKean
BassHarry Shearer
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
VocalsMichael McKean

Other Musicians

3 Diva Fever

GuitarDweezil Zappa


4 Just Begin Again

GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsDavid Garfield
VocalsCher


5 Cash On Delivery

Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


7 Rainy Day Sun

DrumsEric Childs
KeyboardsNicky Hopkins


8 Break Like The Wind

GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJeff Beck
GuitarJoe Satriani
GuitarSlash


9 Stinkin’ Up The Great Outdoors

Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
HarmonicaJimmie Woods


11 Clam Caravan

PianoSteve Lukather
PercussionLuis Conte


12 Christmas With The Devil

Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk

Liner Notes

Producer – Danny Kortchmar (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Producer – Dave Jerden (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Producer – Steve Lukather (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Producer – T-Bone Burnett (Track 7)
Producer – Spinal Tap (Tracks 14)
Arranged By (Orchestral Arrangement) – CJ Vanston, Steve Lukather (Track 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Mansfield (Track 7)
Engineer – Bryan Carlstrom (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Engineer – Marc DeSisto (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Engineer – Niko Bolas (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer – Tchad Blake (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Danny Alonso (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Greg Loskorn (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Assistant) – Annette Cisneros (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bart Stevens (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Danny Alonso (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Assistant) – Greg Loskorn (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Assistant) – Mike Piersante (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Assistant) – Noel Hazen (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6. 8, 10, 11)
Mastered By – Dave Collins (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14)
Mastered By – Eddy Schreyer (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Mixed By – Dave Jerden (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Mixed By – David Bianco (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Mixed By – Niko Bolas (Tracks 4, 8, 10, 11)
Mixed By – T-Bone Burnett (Track 7)

Art Direction – Jonas Livingston, Vartan
Design – Kosh Brooks Design
Liner Notes (Technical Notes) – Walter Becker
Photography By – Peter Darley Miller

Manufactured By – JVC
Distributed By – Uni Distribution Corp.
Engineered At – Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Eldorado Recording Studios
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Recorded At – Rumbo Recorders
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Westside Studios
Mixed At – Can-Am Recorders
Mixed At – Eldorado Recording Studios
Mixed At – Garden Rake Studio
Mixed At – Record One, Los Angeles
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Mastered At – Future Disc
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.