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TENACIOUS D who are they and whats their story.


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 27 2001 - 03:34 PM

i saw them on tv recently then again on letterman the other night now i hera their just released album may be recalled.

so what's their story?

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Chris

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Posted September 28 2001 - 06:40 AM

Go to:
http://www.sidehatch.com/ http://www.tenaciousd.com/

For a lot more info.

It's a group that's basically Comedy (kind of) but the joke is that they don't know it's comedy, they think they are serious musicians (or their alter egos who play in the D think they are) and musically, they are far more talented then to make this just a "lark"

It's a pretty wild concept, great shows, and it's so well played that it's among the most original new comedy bits going.

When I first saw the "D" in post "Mr. Show" shorts on HBO, I knew it was going somewhere Posted Image

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Posted September 28 2001 - 07:33 AM

Semi-related: Dark Horizons confirmed with Troy Miller (director of Run Ronnie Run) that Mr. Show will be on DVD in March 2002.

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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 28 2001 - 08:15 AM

i have seen jack black in some movies and cant wait to see shallow hal as i love the farrelly bros.
ten d will be in philly in oct i was thinking of going what type of audience and show should i expect to see.
i'm a middle to late 30's guy so i don't know if my wife and i are up to a wild out of control type of young crowd.
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Posted September 28 2001 - 12:46 PM

I saw these guys on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central last night. They were kind of funny, but I don't see them having any staying power.

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Posted September 29 2001 - 07:45 AM

You can't judge them off of network appearances. So much of their satire (or spoof) relies on cursing, and heavy sexual innuendo, that it can't make it on to network. Just take a look at the track listing for their album, so they are stuck doing a song like Dio, which isn't that great.

When they did Letterman, they did their second most tame song, "Tribute" and it still had a good 2 or 3 F bomb bleeps, but it was a brilliant performance.

They are very talented (We're classically trained to rock your fucking socks off!), and do songs that parody rock stars-they are into satan, and they are constantly talking about how they are going to have groupies.

But what sets them apart, is the gleeful nature of their songs, and played with surprising vigor. Rock Your Socks Off, sans the monologue in the middle of the song, really could be a song done by some Top 40 Rock Group.

Will they be around? Of course not. They aren't like Weird Al Yankovich because they don't spoof actual songs, and they don't sanitize themselves and rely on puns. I'm surprised it's gotten this far. But to have something like Tenacious D on the same label as Mandy Moore maybe the ultimate joke.

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:21 AM

I am not a big fan of theirs, but my wife is. I have heard the whole album though - and it is kind of funny. Much of it is cursing and sex. It is definitely more comedy than music, but some of the music is memorable. I will be seeing them live in a few weeks - thanks to my wife.

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Posted October 01 2001 - 01:09 PM

has anyone seen this yet? pretty funny but rated R.

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Posted October 01 2001 - 01:27 PM

I picked up this album as a complete impulse purchase (I've had an HMV gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket for 3 months).

I listened to it driving to work and track 9 (the one about "Inward Singing") made me almost lose control of the vehicle I was laughing so hard. "Rock singers are only rockin' us half the time!"

If Jack Black weren't a minor celebrity, I think Tenacious D would just be a touring comedy troupe, playing small clubs and colleges (maybe that's what they were before; I know they've been around for a little while).

Oh well, it's entertaining while it lasts.




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