Spit It Out (Slipknot song)

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"Spit It Out"
Spititout.jpg
Single by Slipknot
from the album Slipknot
B-side
Released September 16, 2000[1]
Format CD
Recorded October 1998 at Indigo Ranch in Malibu, California
Genre
Length 2:39
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Slipknot singles chronology
"Wait and Bleed"
(2000)
"Spit It Out"
(2000)
"Left Behind"
(2001)
"Wait and Bleed"
(2000)
"Spit It Out"
(2000)
"Left Behind"
(2001)
EU promo single cover
Spititoutpromocdcover.jpg

"Spit It Out" is a song by American metal band Slipknot, released as the second single from their debut self-titled album.

Style[edit]

Rick Anderson for AllMusic described the song as a "speed rap metal song".[3]

Release and reception[edit]

There was a dispute over the release of this song as the band and album's first single. While deciding which track to release, guitarist Mick Thomson and percussionist Shawn Crahan were reportedly very enthusiastic about releasing "Surfacing" as the next single. "Spit It Out" was chosen to be released. The song reached number 28 in the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Spit It Out" was directed by Thomas Mignone and consists of cuts between a live performance of the song and a band homage of the 1980 horror film The Shining, with Joey Jordison as Danny Torrance; Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn as the Grady twins; Corey Taylor as Jack Torrance; Mick Thomson as Lloyd the Bartender; Paul Gray as Harry Derwent; Craig Jones as Dick Hallorann; James Root as Wendy Torrance; and Sid Wilson as the corpse in the bathtub. The Shining sequences for the video were shot at the Villa Carlotta, in Hollywood, California, and were art directed by Chris Jordan and Robert Piser. This music video was banned from MTV, for various violent depictions, including Corey Taylor's smashing through a door with an axe (a spoof of the "Here's Johnny!" scene) and the scene wherein James Root viciously assaults Corey Taylor with a bat. A re-edited, less violent version was subsequently aired on MTV. The song came out in MTV's return of the rock compilation.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Slipknot.
CD single
  1. "Spit It Out" – 2:41
  2. "Surfacing" (Live) – 3:46
  3. "Wait and Bleed" (Live) – 2:45
  • includes "Spit It Out" music video
7" single
  1. "Spit It Out" – 2:41
  2. "Surfacing" (Live) – 3:46
US promo single
  1. "Spit It Out" (Edit) – 2:40
  2. "Call-Out Hook" – 0:12
EU promo single
  1. "Spit It Out"
  • includes "Spit It Out" live music video

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak chart position UK Singles Chart[5] 28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/spit-it-out-mw0000963948
  2. ^ Joel McIver (September 1, 2015). Sinister Urge: The Life and Times of Rob Zombie. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781617136160. 
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. "Slipknot - Slipknot". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - Slipknot". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  5. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyhit.com. Retrieved 2018-02-05. 

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