Spit It Out (Slipknot song)

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"Spit It Out"
Single by Slipknot
from the album Slipknot
B-side "Surfacing" (Live)
"Wait and Bleed" (Live)
Released September 4, 1999
Format Compact Disc
Recorded October 1998 at Indigo Ranch in Malibu, California
Genre Nu metal, rap metal[1]
Length 2:41
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Corey Taylor, Paul Gray
Producer(s) Ross Robinson
Slipknot singles chronology
"Wait and Bleed"
"Spit It Out"
EU promo single cover

"Spit It Out" is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, the song is released as the first single from their debut self-titled album.

Release and reception[edit]

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. "Spit It Out" was chosen to be released. The song reached number 28 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] "Surfacing" was eventually released as a promotional single in France.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Spit It Out" was directed by Thomas Mignone and consists of cuts between a live performance of the song and a band homage of the 1980 horror film The Shining, with Joey Jordison as Danny Torrance; Shawn Crahan and Chris Fehn as the Grady twins; Corey Taylor as Jack Torrance; Mick Thomson as Lloyd the Bartender; Craig Jones as Dick Hallorann; James Root as Wendy Torrance; Paul Gray as Harry Derwent; and Sid Wilson as the corpse in the bathtub. The Shining sequences for the video were shot at the Villa Carlotta, in Hollywood, California, and were Art Directed by Chris Jordan and Robert Piser. This video was banned from MTV, for various violent depictions, including Corey Taylor's smashing through a door with an axe and the scene wherein James Root viciously assaults Corey Taylor with a bat. A re-edited, less violent version was subsequently aired on MTV.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Slipknot.
CD single
  1. "Spit It Out" – 2:41
  2. "Surfacing" (Live) – 3:46
  3. "Wait and Bleed" (Live) – 2:45
  • includes Spit It Out music video
7" single
  1. "Spit It Out" – 2:41
  2. "Surfacing" (Live) – 3:46
US promo single
  1. "Spit It Out" (Edit) – 2:40
  2. "Call-Out Hook" – 0:12
EU promo single
  1. "Spit It Out"
  • includes Spit It Out live music video



  1. ^ Allmusic review for Slipknot's debut self-titled LP
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Slipknot". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Slipknot - Surfacing". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 

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