History Music / TenaciousD

21st Jun '16 11:51:28 AM gewunomox
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By the time the band signed to a label in 2000, they had a pretty high profile thanks to Black's acting work. Backed by a DreamTeam of musicians that included [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] on drums and guitars, OingoBoingo guitarist Warren Fitzgerald, bassist Steve [=MacDonald=] and Music/{{Phish}} keyboardist Page [=McConnell=], ''Tenacious D'' showed the band maturing into an outright metal band while still retaining the acoustic guitars and perfecting their outrageous humour and parodies. Split between full band-reworkings of songs from the TV series, a few new songs and comedic skits, the debut blew the minds, kicked the asses (with karate!) and rocked the socks of everyone who ever heard it, and provided the band with its SignatureSong: "Tribute", a tribute to "the best song in the world" that the band played to defeat Satan but promptly forgot afterwards. ItsALongStory.

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By the time the band signed to a label in 2000, they had a pretty high profile thanks to Black's acting work. Backed by a DreamTeam of musicians that included [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] on drums and guitars, OingoBoingo Music/OingoBoingo guitarist Warren Fitzgerald, bassist Steve [=MacDonald=] and Music/{{Phish}} keyboardist Page [=McConnell=], ''Tenacious D'' showed the band maturing into an outright metal band while still retaining the acoustic guitars and perfecting their outrageous humour and parodies. Split between full band-reworkings of songs from the TV series, a few new songs and comedic skits, the debut blew the minds, kicked the asses (with karate!) and rocked the socks of everyone who ever heard it, and provided the band with its SignatureSong: "Tribute", a tribute to "the best song in the world" that the band played to defeat Satan but promptly forgot afterwards. ItsALongStory.
10th Jun '16 8:40:00 PM wyattte
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* PowerBallad: "Dude I Totally Miss You," part two of "The Road,"

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* PowerBallad: "Dude I Totally Miss You," part two of "The Road," Road."


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* RockstarSong: "Rock Your Socks" is basically a weird, nihilistic rant about what it takes to be rock stars.
10th Jun '16 8:32:49 PM wyattte
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Tenacious D, also known as "The D" and modestly referred to as "The Greatest Band In the World", are an American duo formed of lead vocalist/guitarist/actor/LargeHam Creator/JackBlack and lead guitarist/backing vocalist/StraightMan Kyle Gass, that have been active since 1994. They are known for their use of acoustic guitars, wacky sense of humour revolving heavily around [[RefugeInAudacity audacity]], [[VulgarHumor vulgarity]] and lampooning clichés associated with HeavyMetal and RockAndRoll. While being a really awesome heavy metal band, just ''because they can''.

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Tenacious D, also known as "The D" and modestly referred to as "The Greatest Band In the World", are an American duo formed of lead vocalist/guitarist/actor/LargeHam Creator/JackBlack and lead guitarist/backing vocalist/StraightMan Kyle Gass, Gass (aka J.B. and K.G., aka Jables and Kage), that have been active since 1994. They are known for their use of acoustic guitars, wacky sense of humour revolving heavily around [[RefugeInAudacity audacity]], [[VulgarHumor vulgarity]] and lampooning clichés associated with HeavyMetal and RockAndRoll. While being a really awesome heavy metal band, just ''because they can''.



* AffectionateParody: Of heavy metal.

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* AffectionateParody: Of heavy metal.metal, and the machismo within.



* HotBlooded

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* HotBloodedHotBlooded: Jack. Whenever he's being calm, rest assured he's gonna shout about something very soon.



** "Fuck Her Gently" is a ballad about putting romance back into sex. [[RefugeInAudacity Sung in true Jack Black fashion,]] of course.



* ThePowerOfRock
* SelfTitledAlbum

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* ThePowerOfRock
PowerBallad: "Dude I Totally Miss You," part two of "The Road,"
* SelfTitledAlbumThePowerOfRock: So powerful, they beat the ''devil''!!!
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their debut.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)" sounds like it was plucked out of the [[PsychedelicRock psychedelia]] of the 60s.
** "Flutes & Trombones" is a skit devoted to averting this trope, where they catch each other sneaking into the studio with the titular instruments. One can only guess what Kage and Jables were thinking of recording.



* VitriolicBestBuds

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* VitriolicBestBudsVitriolicBestBuds: A RunningGag in their early years is that Kage keeps quitting the band, and then [[EasilyForgiven forgiving Jables]] for his ego and coming back. Hence, the song "Kyle Quit The Band." ("But now we're back toge-e-ether, uh")



* WowingCthulhu: ''Tribute'' is about them impressing a demon by playing "the best song in the world."

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* WowingCthulhu: ''Tribute'' is about them impressing a demon the devil by playing "the best song in the world."
16th Feb '16 6:01:57 PM DracMonster
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* WowingCthulhu: ''Tribute'' is about them impressing a demon by playing "the best song in the world."
22nd Jan '16 5:53:38 PM DuckDuckNoose
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They've been laying low for a while but are back to blow everybody's minds once again now that their new album, ''Rise of the Fenix'' has dropped.

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They've been After laying low for a while but are while, they came back to blow everybody's minds once again now that with their new album, ''Rise of the Fenix'' has dropped.
Fenix''. Critical reception was decent, but the fans were far more positive, calling it a welcome return to form.

They've since begun a series of live tours, with Black hinting at announcing a fourth album after all is said and done.



* FaceOfTheBand: Invoked as part of the concept behind ''Rise of the Fenix'', parodying the RealitySubtext of Black becoming a successful mainstream actor after ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', and detailed in both "Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage" and the video for "To Be the Best". After Jables becomes a humongous A-list star, [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism he turns into a total egotistical douche]] ("Hollywood Jack") and abandons Kage for fortune and glory; only after Kage has a mental breakdown, is committed, escapes, and makes an attempt on Jables' life does he realize the error of his ways and help his best friend get back on his feet.

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* FaceOfTheBand: Invoked as part of the concept behind ''Rise of the Fenix'', parodying the RealitySubtext of Black becoming a successful mainstream actor after ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', and detailed in both "Hollywood "The Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage" and the video for "To Be the Best". After Jables becomes a humongous A-list star, [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism he turns into a total egotistical douche]] ("Hollywood Jack") and abandons Kage for fortune and glory; only after Kage has a mental breakdown, is committed, escapes, and makes an attempt on Jables' life does he realize the error of his ways and help his best friend get back on his feet.
22nd Jan '16 5:43:38 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: They record clean versions of all of their songs. An example would be from "Beelzeboss" "Goddamnit Kage He's gonna make you his sex slave" becomes "Golldurnit Kage he's gonna make you his best slave"

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: They record clean versions of all of their songs. songs, and write lyrics so they can be sung either way without screwing up the meter or rhyme. An example would be from "Beelzeboss" "Goddamnit "Beelzeboss": "Goddamnit, Kage / He's gonna make you his sex slave" becomes "Golldurnit "Golldurnit, Kage he's / He's gonna make you his best slave"slave".


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* FaceOfTheBand: Invoked as part of the concept behind ''Rise of the Fenix'', parodying the RealitySubtext of Black becoming a successful mainstream actor after ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', and detailed in both "Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage" and the video for "To Be the Best". After Jables becomes a humongous A-list star, [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism he turns into a total egotistical douche]] ("Hollywood Jack") and abandons Kage for fortune and glory; only after Kage has a mental breakdown, is committed, escapes, and makes an attempt on Jables' life does he realize the error of his ways and help his best friend get back on his feet.
8th Nov '15 5:47:27 PM nombretomado
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In 2001, Tenacious D gained notoriety for releasing the extremely bawdy [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animated short]] {{music video}} by ''RenAndStimpy'' creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi for the song "F-- Her Gently" which was featured (alongside ''HappyTreeFriends'') in that year's annual Festival of Sick and Twisted Animation. ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_Her_Gently NSFW]], naturally enough.)

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In 2001, Tenacious D gained notoriety for releasing the extremely bawdy [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animated short]] {{music video}} by ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi for the song "F-- Her Gently" which was featured (alongside ''HappyTreeFriends'') in that year's annual Festival of Sick and Twisted Animation. ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_Her_Gently NSFW]], naturally enough.)
16th Aug '15 10:49:19 AM nombretomado
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In 2001, Tenacious D gained notoriety for releasing the extremely bawdy [[AdobeFlash animated short]] {{music video}} by ''RenAndStimpy'' creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi for the song "F-- Her Gently" which was featured (alongside ''HappyTreeFriends'') in that year's annual Festival of Sick and Twisted Animation. ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_Her_Gently NSFW]], naturally enough.)

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In 2001, Tenacious D gained notoriety for releasing the extremely bawdy [[AdobeFlash [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash animated short]] {{music video}} by ''RenAndStimpy'' creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi for the song "F-- Her Gently" which was featured (alongside ''HappyTreeFriends'') in that year's annual Festival of Sick and Twisted Animation. ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_Her_Gently NSFW]], naturally enough.)
8th Aug '15 11:20:16 AM wyattte
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Initially performing as an "acoustic metal" duo, Black and Gass got attention thanks to their short-lived TV series ''Tenacious D'', which ran on {{Creator/HBO}} in 1997. Despite being only six episodes long, the series helped bring attention to The D, and they quickly secured spots opening for Music/{{Beck}}, Music/PearlJam, the Music/FooFighters and Music/{{Tool}}.

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Initially performing as an "acoustic metal" duo, Black and Gass got attention thanks to their short-lived TV series ''Tenacious D'', ''Series/TenaciousD'', which ran on {{Creator/HBO}} in 1997. Despite being only six three episodes (six features) long, the series helped bring attention to The D, and they quickly secured spots opening for Music/{{Beck}}, Music/PearlJam, the Music/FooFighters and Music/{{Tool}}.
1st Jul '15 11:43:15 AM Ninjabait
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+ Music/TheWho, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/ThinIzzy, Music/TomWaits, Music/{{Kiss}}, Music/{{Dio}}, Music/JimmiHendrix, Music/MeatLoaf, Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/TheBeatles, Music/NeilYoung, Music/FooFighters, Music/{{Journey}}, Music/{{Styx}}, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/JimmyEatWorld]

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+ Music/TheWho, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/ThinIzzy, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/TomWaits, Music/{{Kiss}}, Music/{{Dio}}, Music/JimmiHendrix, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/MeatLoaf, Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/TheBeatles, Music/NeilYoung, Music/FooFighters, Music/{{Journey}}, Music/{{Styx}}, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/JimmyEatWorld]
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