Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny Soundtrack, Explicit Lyrics
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The time draws near when the titans of rock will give rise to the mother of all soundtracks, an album that will become the center of the sonic solar system, the album that is The Pick Of Destiny. Jack Black and Kyle Glass, those gods of rock that together form the power-metal duo Tenacious D, have achieved the greatest album of all time - a history-making, world-shaking soundtrack that will rock your very soul. One can expect nothing but hell-fire rocking from a team that has worked with president Satan as their film's executive producer on the New Line cinema film ''Tenacious D in the Pick Of Destiny'' starring Jack & Kyle. If the D's 2001 eponymous debut sold nearly 2 million albums worldwide & is platinum in the US, the greatest record ever created must surely exceed these numbers by about a gazillion. Explicit version has a 3D cover. 15 brand new songs along with dialog from the movie.
Like Spinal Tap, the Rutles, and even the Bonzo Dog Band, Tenacious D manage to send up rock conventions while employing them expertly. The soundtrack to their first full-length motion picture mixes songs and bits from the movie, but it plays like a hilarious concept album more than anything. Dave Grohl and (one half of the) Dust Brothers--who played on the D's delicious 2001 debut--are here joined by Meat Loaf and Ronnie James Dio. The title song navigates power balladry from the late '80s and early '90s in ways most awesome, while also throwing in a bridge that rips on faux-mystical elf-progisms of '70s stadium rock. At times the songs get a bit too meta (e.g. "He who is groovy must be in my movie"), but quibbling about self-referentiality when it comes to a fake band that calls itself "The Greatest Band on Earth" and who sings that their movie is "better than-uh Citizen Kane-uh" is perhaps to not have much of a sense of humor. --Mike McGonigal
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What I mean by that, and what threw me when I first heard the CD, is that the Tenacious D movie is presented somewhat as a musical, with some dialogue being sung. So when you first hear this CD, "Kickapoo" in particular, if you haven't seen the movie already you'll think the D has smoked too much weed!
So, by all means, see the movie first, then pick up the CD. Otherwise you won't enjoy it at all. Some people I know were expecting The Pick Of Destiny soundtrack album to be another funny collection of songs with skits mixed in. It's not a sequel to the first album at all, this is a soundtrack and has to be listened to as such.
Most songs here are winners: Great musically and funny lyrically. "Baby" is a waste of time, as is "The Government Totally Sucks". However there are some songs on here that blow away new releases by most metal bands!
"Kickapoo" -- featuring guests Meatloaf and Ronnie James Dio -- is outstanding. You'll be singing along within minutes, but please, not in front of mom!
"Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)-- a personal fave. In a way it's even better without the visuals from the movie. Probably one of the best tunes here. You'll be wanting to storm the gates too.
"Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)" -- simply outstanding musically. You will have every lyric memorized too. Dave Grohl shreds on vocals in a voice I've never heard him use before. Best tune on the album.
"The Metal" -- an extra from the end credits, this is simply hilarious.
But seriously, almost all of the other songs are great too. Tenacious D write great songs, believe it or not!
Four stars. Totally listenable.