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on March 14, 2014, 10:30am
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10. Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

tenacious d - rize of the fenix

When you think of the comedy rock duo headed by podgy goofball Jack Black, the image of cheesy air drums and sock-footed sandals come to mind. After all, Tenacious D is a group that rose to prominence beset by immature live antics and juvenile, crass lyrics. And on their third album, Rize of the Fenix, the band takes this distinguishable trademark to an entirely new level by employing the talents of Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, and Dave Grohl. On numbers like “Low Hanging Fruit” and “Roadie”, the quirky duo broods about low standards and an aging rock groupie, respectively. Peppered with oddball skits and spoken acts, the D jockeys their affinity for outlandish tricks into an ensemble of garish tracks. –Christina Salgado

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