Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (o CD (2006)

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The Pick of Destiny is the soundtrack to the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. The movie, an epic musical adventure that follows The D on their quest to obtain the Pick and become The Greatest Band on Earth.

The album, produced by the Dust Brothers' John King (Beck) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Pete Yorn, A Perfect Circle) and featuring guest appearances by Dave Grohl (drums), John Spiker (bass) and John Konesky (guitar), spotlights fifteen Tenacious D songs and dialogue highlights from the movie. Among the record's many standout tracks are "Classico," fan favorite "History," and "Kickapoo," a song written specifically for the film and guest-starring Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Meat Loaf and legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio. The latter appears in the film's opening scene, in which a ten-year old Black (played by Troy Gentile) serenades his ultra-conservative, very religious family with a rocking rendition of "Kickapoo," a song whose lyrics would make a sailor blush. When his father (Meat Loaf), who believes rock and roll is the devil's work, unleashes his belt and shows him no mercy, tearing down all of his beloved rock posters, the young Jack Black implores Dio, one of his rock gods, for guidance. Dio reassures him that he is on the right path but must leave his stifling home environment and go to Hollywood to "find the secrets of his art." The album is led by first single "POD" and its companion video. The clip was directed by Liam Lynch (Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic), who also directed the film and shared writing credits with Black and Gass.

Specifications

Label Sony
SKU 203141823
UPC 827969489123
UPC 14 00827969489123
Format CD
Release Date 11/14/2006
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Author Tenacious D
Compilation Appearance Ronnie James Dio:this Is Your Life
Artist Influence AC/DC
Artist Influence Black Sabbath
Artist Influence Blue ?yster Cult
Artist Influence Frank Zappa
Artist Influence Genesis (U.K. Band)
Artist Influence Iron Maiden
Artist Influence Judas Priest
Artist Influence Neil Diamond
Artist Influence Ronnie James Dio (Vocals)
Artist Influence Rush
Artist Influence Spinal Tap
Artist Influence Ween
Artist Influence Weird Al Yankovic
Artist Contemporary Adam Sandler
Artist Contemporary Beastie Boys
Artist Contemporary Beck
Artist Contemporary Bloodhound Gang
Artist Contemporary Brian Posehn
Artist Contemporary Bruce McCulloch
Artist Contemporary Dethklok
Artist Contemporary Flight of the Conchords
Artist Contemporary Foo Fighters
Artist Contemporary Garfunkel & Oates
Artist Contemporary Lordi (Finland)
Artist Contemporary Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Artist Contemporary Neil Hamburger
Artist Contemporary Probot
Artist Contemporary Queens of the Stone Age
Artist Contemporary Rob Zombie
Artist Contemporary Steel Panther
Artist Contemporary Ten Benson
Artist Contemporary The Darkness
Artist Contemporary The Frogs
Artist Contemporary The Lonely Island
Artist Contemporary The Neal Pollack Invasion
Artist Contemporary They Might Be Giants
Artist Contemporary Ween
Artist Contemporary Weird Al Yankovic
Technical Info
Engineer Casey Stone
Producer John King; Ken Andrews; John King
CatalogID 82796948912
Lable Name Epic (USA)
Released 11/13/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 33m : 40s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969489123
Album Notes and Credits
Tenacious D: Kyle Gass, Jack Black .
Personnel: Kyle Gass, Jack Black (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dave Grohl (vocals, drums); Meat Loaf, Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Liam Lynch (guitar); John Konesky (electric guitar); John Spiker (Clavinet, bass guitar, background vocals); John King (drum programming).
Audio Mixer: Ken Andrews.
Recording information: 606 Studio; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Sony Scoring Stage; The Dell.
Photographer: Michael Elins.
Artist Overview
Easily the greatest rock band ever, at least according to members Kyle Gas and Jack Black, Tenacious D is the pseudo-fictitious band of real-life comedians Gas and Black. The duo play a hilarious, brilliantly absurd mix of earnest coffee-house folk and over-the-top fantasy metal. Yes, it's a comedy routine, and a side-splitting one at that, but the duo's surprising skill and consummate dedication to their routine make the music quite enjoyable and blurs the line between parody and sincerity. Tenacious D's debut film, THE PICK OF DESTINY (and its accompanying soundtrack), was released in 2006.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.127) - "[The album] makes plenty of room for both foul-mouthed gag lyrics and full-throated homages to the swaggering majesty of Led Zeppelin and Dio." -- Grade: B
Alternative Press (p.142) - "THE PICK OF DESTINY makes its mark with pennywhistle-enhanced songs about Bigfoot, post-breakup ballads and guest shots from Dave Grohl."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.57) - "[D]rums are provided by none other than Dave Grohl and he adds a solid backbone to all the rockier material here."
Artist Bio
This Los Angeles, USA-based comic rock duo, affectionately known by their fans as the D, is the creation of actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass. The two met at acting class and decided to form their own spoof rock band, making their live debut in 1994. The duo went on to appear on several alternative comedy shows before making their film debut as Tenacious D in 1996's Bio-Dome. Guest slots on the HBO sketch show Mr. Show With Bob And David and Saturday Night Live cemented the duo's burgeoning cult popularity, and in 1999 they were awarded their own HBO series. Ultimately, this only ran for three episodes but gave a first airing for many of the duo's songs.
Disc 1
1 Kickapoo
2 Classico
3 Baby
4 Destiny
5 History
6 Government Totally Sucks, The
7 Master Exploder
8 Divide, The
9 Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
10 Dude (I Totally Miss You)
11 Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)
12 Car Chase City
13 Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
14 POD
15 Metal, The
Product Attributes
Artist Tenacious D
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Quotes
Rolling Stone The music is Tenacious D's trademark overwrought Seventies folk metal, featuring cameos by Meat Loaf, Dave Grohl and, of course, metal god Ronnie James Dio.

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