Remember this, from the end of the classic rockumentary This is Spinal Tap?
Derek Smalls: Remember at Luton Palace we were talking about writing a rock musical based on the life of Jack the Ripper.
David St. Hubbins: Yeah!
David St. Hubbins: You’re a naughty one…
Derek Smalls, David St. Hubbins: Saucy Jack…
David St. Hubbins: You’re a haughty one, saucy Jack.
Now, only 25 years later, the title track “Saucy Jack” from that fateful, unproduced rock musical by the world’s greatest fake* heavy metal band has finally been released as a free download to help celebrate (and, obviously, promote out the wazoo) Spinal Tap’s 25th Anniversary CD, “Back from the Dead”, which comes out June 16th.
And they’re going all out for the CD:
Back From The Dead is a deluxe CD/DVD package containing 19 original Spinal Tap songs, a one-hour DVD and unique pop-up diorama package that unveils three 12-inch action figures (courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles) of the band along with a proportionally sized Stonehenge. Back From The Dead is destined to be a collector’s item, especially among collectors.
* If they’ve released a documentary, go on tour, and release three albums, are they still a fake band? They’ve already outlasted Big Country, Twisted Sister and Flock of Seagulls.