Tenacious D Debut Album Getting Deluxe Reissue Treatment
The comedy duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass brought in a star-studded team for their first album, building on their acclaimed HBO series.
Dave Grohl played guitar and drums on most of the album, Warren Fitzgerald of the Vandals played lead electric, Page McConnell of Phish was on keys, and Steven McDonald played bass. Alfredo Ortiz and Ken Andrews of Failure also contributed.
On top of that, the whole damned thing was produced by the Dust Brothers, who were just then hot off the Fight Club score. Not a bad pedigree for a comedy album.
This period was a hot one for Grohl. He would also play drums on Queens of the Stone Age's Songs For the Deaf, Killing Joke's 2003 disc, and guitar on a track for David Bowie's Heathen album.
For this reissue, the D's album is going to be released on a double-LP 180-gram vinyl set, with a new song, "Pat Reilly," thrown in the mix.
Upon the release of the album, the D made a ridiculously dramatic music video for the song "Wonderboy", directed by Liam Lynch.
The D came to Houston on April 17, 2002 behind the album. I was at this show, but didn't take pictures because I hadn't the foggiest idea that one day I would be a rock writer. I remember lots of video, buttbabies, and all my friends meeting JB without me.
Tenacious D's most recent release, Rise of the Fenix, is up for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album at this Sunday's awards.