Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks Before "School of Rock," Jack Black was already on an educational mission to melt faces with his music. Phase 1: Tenacious D. Featuring Black as… Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks Before "School of Rock," Jack Black was already on an educational mission to melt faces with his music. Phase 1: Tenacious D. Featuring Black as…
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Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks (2003)

Kyle Gass, Jack Black | D-LICIOUS Gass and Black rock out on ''The Complete Masterworks''
D-LICIOUS Gass and Black rock out on ''The Complete Masterworks''
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 04, 2003; DVD Release Date: Nov 04, 2003; Genre: Musical; With: Jack Black and Kyle Gass

Before ''School of Rock,'' Jack Black was already on an educational mission to melt faces with his music. Phase 1: Tenacious D. Featuring Black as lead throat/guitarist and Kyle Gass as balding head axman, the world's finest folk-metal duo tweaks arena rockers with satanic shout-outs and absurdist bravado (''We've come to blow you away/We've come to blow your nose!''). On Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks, the D's ''rise to power'' is chronicled, from quixotic coffeehouse underdogs (in a 1995 collection of HBO episodes) to bona fide rock deities (in a 2002 London concert offering staples like ''Explosivo'' and ''F--- Her Gently''). In both venues, Black stage-dives off the screen with brutish magnetism, while Gass serves up deliciously undercooked ham. It's the tastiest mock-music riff since Spinal Tap.

EXTRAS Tour diaries, videos, etc. If you want your socks rocked, stick to the main disc.

Originally posted Nov 11, 2003 Published in issue #737 Nov 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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