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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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Did you never give a damn in the first place
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'Cause in the interest of all involved I got the problem solved
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