Spit It Out (2:39)

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“Spit It Out” is the second single by American nu metal band Slipknot, released on September 4, 2000. It is the second single from the band’s debut album, Slipknot.

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. However, after weeks of disputing and consideration, “Spit It Out” was chosen to be released instead. The song reached number 28 in the UK Singles Chart.

This was written in retaliation to childish mudslinging by a handful of individuals who worked at a local radio station in Des Moines, Iowa, where the band is from. These individuals worked hard to keep Slipknot off the air.

This was broadcast in fragments on Mancow’s Morning Madhouse after the station threatened to pull Mancow’s show from their station. It was also right after Slipknot were pulled from a slot on a live concert in Chicago hosted by Mancow; thanks to same said individuals at the aforementioned radio station.

The digi-pak of Slipknot’s self-titled release includes a rough mix of this song known as the “hyper version.”

The video is based on the movie The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, but using the members of Slipknot in the main roles. Kubrick touched on themes of madness and mental breakdowns in a lot of his films, as do many Slipknot songs.

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  • MegaDave89

    Fucking awesome!!!! Headbang as fuck!

    27 Aug 6:28am Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    If you haven't heard Corey Taylor do the acoustic version do yourself a favor. You get a great appreciation for the lyrics and the flow.

    2 Aug 7:50pm Reply
  • Kennoth

    "Fuck me, I'm all outta red meat"

    15 Jul 12:31am Reply
  • ilariM

    Fuck me! I'm all out of enemies! [2]

    12 Jul 7:42am Reply
  • GhostFame

    All you wanna do is drag me down, All I wanna do is stamp you out!

    6 Jan 5:36pm Reply
  • man666son

    You got dick when they past out the good stuff

    5 Jan 1:48am Reply
  • motherfuker666g

    mt fodona essa musica. alguem ja viu a traducao.......é o q deixa mais foda

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SLPKNT06

    ^____^

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sathg

    one of my favorite slipknot songs \m/

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    v Pretty much what I do all the time.

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • slushie360

    People hate on Slipknot, but this song and this album were legit. Nice and raw, varied songs and great energy. [5]

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    FUCK...YES... \m/ X/=

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • HimitsuUK

    People hate on Slipknot, but this song and this album were legit. Nice and raw, varied songs and great energy. [4]

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ishiggydiggy

    The sheer amount of lyrics crammed into 2:39 is impressive, even without considering the fact that the lyrics are also 100% badass gold

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • JDarling69

    People hate on Slipknot, but this song and this album were legit. Nice and raw, varied songs and great energy. [3]

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • maryannmassacre

    \m/

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • CyrusBlackheart

    Download 2009... best performance ive seen in my life. Fuck the haters Slipknot still fuckin rule

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • crazzyd77

    People hate on Slipknot, but this song and this album were legit. Nice and raw, varied songs and great energy. [2]

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LastMusByK

    Always is and Never was

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Metalfiend11

    BEAST!

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
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