Break Like the Wind [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Since Spinal Tap only existed for the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, the idea that Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer were actually going to release a studio album rather than a soundtrack brought on a tremendous amount of anticipation. The resulting product is Break Like the Wind, a record that, like the 1984 soundtrack, boasts powerful guitar and surprisingly decent vocals, along with some quite silly song themes. Unfortunately, when it comes to satirical bands, one can only hear these kind of songs a certain number of times before they become tedious. Instead of sticking to its roots, the album is also sometimes overshadowed by its celebrity appearances ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Barry Weber
Since Spinal Tap only existed for the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, the idea that Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer were actually going to release a studio album rather than a soundtrack brought on a tremendous amount of anticipation. The resulting product is Break Like the Wind, a record that, like the 1984 soundtrack, boasts powerful guitar and surprisingly decent vocals, along with some quite silly song themes. Unfortunately, when it comes to satirical bands, one can only hear these kind of songs a certain number of times before they become tedious. Instead of sticking to its roots, the album is also sometimes overshadowed by its celebrity appearances and heavy performances, which make it seem like the players were actually trying to make their listeners think that the album wasn't just a big joke. Break Like the Wind may have not been the comeback everyone was hoping for, but it certainly has enough amusing moments to be worth a listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 008811237028
  • Catalog Number: 112370

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spinal Tap Primary Artist
Jeff Beck Guitar
Joe Satriani Guitar
Dweezil Zappa Guitar
Nicky Hopkins Keyboards
Luis Conte Percussion
Tommy Funderburk Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar, Piano
Timothy B. Schmit Background Vocals
Ric Shrimpton Drums
Slash Guitar
Derek Smalls Bass, Vocals
David St. Hubbins Guitar, Vocals
Nigel Tufnel Guitar, Sitar, Vocals
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston Keyboards
Waddy Wachtel Slide Guitar
Jimmie Wood Harmonica
Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs Drums
Technical Credits
Spinal Tap Producer
Sid Page Contributor
Walter Becker Liner Notes
John Acevedo Contributor
Tchad Blake Engineer
Niko Bolas Engineer
T Bone Burnett Producer
Bryan Carlstrom Engineer
Larry Corbett Contributor
Marc DeSisto Engineer
Christopher Guest Contributor
Dave Jerden Producer
Peter Kent Contributor
Danny Kortchmar Producer
Steve Lukather Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
David Mansfield String Arrangements
Leif Mases Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston Arranger, Orchestration
Harry Shearer Contributor
Michael McKean Contributor
Dave Collins Mastering
Erick Labson Remastering
Jeanne Bradshaw Contributor, Liner Notes
Terri Apanasewicz Contributor
Marc Hazen Engineer
Jonas Livingston Art Direction
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