Saturday, 25 April 2009

Free Download Friday #7

[Note: David is still not posting here. Hopefully he'll be back soon. In the meantime, here's a small treat to tide you over.


Remember that scene near the end of This is Spinal Tap where David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls discuss their old plans for a musical based on the life of Jack the Ripper entitled Saucy Jack? They go on to sing a couple of lines from it: "Saucy Jack, you're a naughty one. Saucy Jack, you're a haughty one. Saucy Jack!" Well, 25 years after that film was released, you can finally hear the full version of that song, which will be featured on the upcoming album Back from the Dead. Even better, it can be downloaded for free from Spinal Tap's official site! You do need to provide a name, email address, and a zip code in order to access the download - I'm in Canada and I used my postal code, which was accepted, so hopefully this download is accessible worldwide.

"Saucy Jack" clocks in at less than 2 minutes, but it's a really fun listen for anyone who can't get enough of Spinal Tap. If you've never seen the movie (or even their brilliant appearance on The Simpsons, which was how I was initially exposed to them), then in all honesty this song will probably not do too much for you. If, on the other hand, you enjoy Spinal Tap's brand of over-the-top satirical rock music and the way they continue to blur the line between fiction and reality, this one is for you. Happy listening!


1 comment:

David said...

Jeff - Another great post. There are so many quotable lines from this film but a favourite has to be the amps that go up to eleven. :-)

I must admit I like rock bands that don't take themselves entirely seriously (one of the reasons I like The Darkness) and I like the way that Spinal Tap are playing it for laughs but nevertheless produce proper rock music.

Thanks again Jeff for keeping things ticking over in my absence.