Midge Ure - Midge Ure Had Close Escape Over Spinal Tap Moment

Rocker Midge Ure had a "close escape" when he ruled out releasing an Ultravox album with a plain black cover as the idea was mercilessly parodied in spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap just weeks later.

The Vienna hitmakers were gearing up to release their new album Lament in 1984 and they were toying with the idea of putting out the disc accompanied by a pictureless, jet-black sleeve.

They eventually decided against the move and made sure there was an image on the cover, and frontman Ure was relieved weeks later when he saw the comedy movie upon its release and watched in horror as the producers mocked a rock band for releasing an all-black album.

Ure tells British magazine Event, "When Ultravox made Lament, we talked about having the entire sleeve black. My argument was, it's minimal advertising, and people would say, 'Wow, what's this?' Then Spinal Tap did Smell The Glove - none more black - and it was rubbish. A close escape."


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