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."
Suggestion credit: Nick - Paramus, NJ, for all above
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.
Suggestion credit: James - Dartmouth, Canada
Slipknot drummer Chris Fehn (#3) talks about shooting videos: "The video that we did for 'Spit It Out,' Ice-T showed up, so it was rad, dude. We got to meet Ice-T, and he hung out on the video shoot and everything, and took pictures with us. That's the coolest thing. Otherwise, they suck, dude. It's so boring. Like, you play the song a million times, you know, and you can barely hear it through these stupid little monitors they give you. It's just such a long, drawn-out day that it's tough. So videos blow." (Check out our interview with Chris Fehn.)
Whenever Slipknot play "Spit It Out" live, they do what's called the "zero bulls--t" at the bridge. Corey tells all the fans in the crowd to get down on their knees and jump up when he says "jump the f--k up," at which point the crowd goes crazy. The line "Jump the f--k up" replaces the line in the recording, "Good enough, had enough."
Chris from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United KingdomSlipknot totally rule! Spit it out is an outstanding tune, I just lose it to that song, went that crazy one night at a local bar on the dance floor and totally snapped my left middle finger in half n bone was stickin out of it!!! I waited till the end of the song then went to my mate said "dude... check this out, hahaha" when a person can lose themselves that much to a song then u know the song is amazing! Like al ot of Slipknots songs are! Crazy sic maggot 4 life!!!
Tim from Union City, CaI swear that Corey is wearing red nail polish in the concert footage. You can see it while he's giving the finger.
Angela from Cartersville, Gai love this song! it's my favorite!!slip knot rocks!
Kelsie from Pittsfield, MaLook at the pics, about how their video was similar to "The Shining" of Stanley Kubrik !!!
Patty from Alamo, Txok...in some way william is right....i still love slipknot....but there is stone sour.....???
Krystal from New South Wales, AustraliaWilliam your wrong no other band can be as great as slipknot....MAGGOT 4 LIFE!!!!
Jerimias from Nuuk, GreenlandAnother great song from slipknot! It's usually a little bit difficult for me to sing along, but once I get drunk, the problem's gone ... Long live SlipKnoT! Long live Maggots!
Vanessa from Orlando, FlThis song is great. It's like a freaking energy drink for me. It's filled with hyperness and butt kicking lyrics. I'll always love it and the video, without a doubt.
Sid from Desmoines, IaLIVE,BREATHE,BLEED---SLIPKNOT!!!! MAGGOT4LIFE
T Dogg from Somewhere, Neone of the best songs from slipknot
Will from Des Moines, Ia...I can't figure out which station did this...I'm thinking 103.3 ...but i dont know
Billy from Otway, Ohi never saw the video. who played Jack?
Jeremy from Laffeyette, LaI totally agree with William. And that's all I'm saying.
Phillip from Las Cruces, NmIt's very interesting to see arguments about music. Genres are meaningless now, there are so many different sub-genres and bands, what they all do, is play music. I myself like the old Slipknot. REAL Slipknot fans won't/don't care about someone else's opinion, what basically Slipknot stood for. Let people have their opinions, I don't care if you hate or love Slipknot, I do like them, and they aren't the best out there.
Yo-mama from Las Vegas, NvOk William so you dont like slipknot thats your opinion. but if thats true then why are you looking up slipknot songs. and also Led Zeppelin is good but Black Sabbath are the creators of Metal.
Hayley from Mckinney, Txslipknot is awesome. i think that alot of their songs have a message like other bands but alot more people can relate to things the band has gone through..
Jake from Sydney, Australiathe "overcaffenaited hyper mix" is wa better than the original. i saw these guys live and they rocked hard. gold!
William from Ocean Springs, MsSlipknot is a great band, but there are so many better metal bands to listen to.
Gordy7 from Havaland, TxSlipknot has really evolved as a band.