Tenacious D used to be such a great band. they were funny as hell, not to mention very musically talented (although some would say their talent was “misplaced”). jack black decided to sell out and make bad movies like shallow hal and school of rock. what’s he doing wasting his time with this garbage, while “jesus ranch” never got a proper studio recording??
I love(d) Tenacious D, but let’s be blunt: Jack Black is the bulk of the talent, he got other opportunities, he did a good job of crediting Kyle on the way up, and he now has a bulk of work outside of the band. Work that many (your humble poster included) consider to be quite excellent.
Neither the Major Label D debut CD, nor the DVD release would have happened if it weren’t for the popularity that Jables established in other media. Rather than neglect the D for the money movie projects, I would suggest that JB has been using the money movie projects to insure the D’s health and well-being.
Also worth noting: it was only as recently as this past fall that the Tenacious DVD was released. I think it’s a bit early to be mourning a loss. I think they’re much more broadly active now than they were before Jables “sold out”.
Mistake me if I’m wrong but isn’t Tenacious D just a novelty act from “Mr Show with Bob and David” or something? Granted, I love the CD but to talk about Jack Black selling out when he’s obviously more of a actor is a bit ludicrous.
no way, man. keep a straight face and tell me that the d’s music isn’t way better than anything in the top 40 right now. and jack is “obviously more of an actor”?? name one decent movie starring jack black. often the greatest talent is ignored because of its “novelty” value. (ween anyone?)
I’ve been a D fan since my brothers and I used to stay up and watch the HBO shows when I was in Jr. High. Tenacious D has and always will work best as something KG and JB do for fun. The moment it becomes a main focus for either of them the magic will be gone.
Hey TwistofFate, do you enter every thread thinking to yourself “What could I possibly say about this topic that’s negative?” Just curious.
As for Jack Black. I am sad that such a hilarious guy has been in so many horrible movies. Orange County practically had stink lines coming off the screen. If the D is making a movie though I’ll definitely be there for it.