Wednesday, August 31, 2005
From: Spinal Tap: The Guitar World Interview (April 1992):
GUITAR WORLD: Where's Ian Faith, your manager?
NIGEL TUFNEL: Yes, Ian died.
GW: How did he die?
DAVID ST. HUBBINS: Who cares?
TUFNEL: You get news like that and you go, "I'm not even going to ask how."
ST. HUBBINS: He was always prone to apoplexy, because he had very thin English skin and very thick alcoholic blood.
TUFNEL: He was prone to apoplexy and . . . what do they call it? Embezzlement.
DEREK SMALLS: He took everything personally -- including our royalties.
. . .
SMALLS: We have a custom label, a subsidiary of MCA, named in tribute to him --
ST. HUBBINS: -- but mainly because it's a great name.
SMALLS: It's called Dead Faith Records.
ST. HUBBINS: Dead Faith Records, Tapes & CDs --
SMALLS: And Any Other Form Of Recorded Entertainment There May Be In The Known Universe. That's the legal name.