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Spinal Tap Smell the Glove
Polymer Records

‘Smell the Glove’

The classic 1984 mockumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ features a “historical” look into the fictional band’s back catalog, wherein they recount having to release an album with an all-black cover (hello, Metallica!) when their original concept, pictured below, was rejected. They did try to explain that the cover wasn’t meant to be overly disrespectful: “She should be made to smell the glove, but… you know, not over and over.”

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