Rize of the Fenix [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's no mystery why Tenacious D call their third album Rize of the Fenix. JB and KG suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune when they unleashed The Pick of Destiny in 2006, a feature film -- complete with an accompanying soundtrack -- that netted approximately no new fans and may even have cost them a few. Well aware of this bomb, it's imperative that the D fashion their third album -- arriving a long six years after Pick -- as a triumphant comeback, a Fenix rising from the ashes, if you will. And, for the most part, the D do succeed, the best moments of Rize of the Fenix easily flattening the bloat of The Pick of Destiny. If they happen to lose a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's no mystery why Tenacious D call their third album Rize of the Fenix. JB and KG suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune when they unleashed The Pick of Destiny in 2006, a feature film -- complete with an accompanying soundtrack -- that netted approximately no new fans and may even have cost them a few. Well aware of this bomb, it's imperative that the D fashion their third album -- arriving a long six years after Pick -- as a triumphant comeback, a Fenix rising from the ashes, if you will. And, for the most part, the D do succeed, the best moments of Rize of the Fenix easily flattening the bloat of The Pick of Destiny. If they happen to lose a bit of their sense of rampaging grandeur, they compensate with tightly constructed epics that impress by their lack of fat: the title-track suite gallops along with purpose, "To Be the Best" is a gleeful send-up of "The Power" animated Transformers by way of Boogie Nights, "Roadie" is a heartfelt salute to its overlooked namesake, and country-rock closer "39" is an ode to an aging groupie. This is all, in the parlance of another of the album's highlights, "Low Hangin' Fruit." Tenacious D don't stray from their songs of rock & roll and songs of themselves, but considering the pit that they were in, they can't be faulted for being overly careful, even if that caution can make parts of the album -- namely the spoken skits, the staged blow-ups between Hollywood Jack and Rage Kage, and a few of the songs about rocking -- feel a little long in tooth. Nevertheless, Rize of the Fenix does amount to a rousing comeback for Tenacious D: they're back to their old tricks, oblivious to whether the world at large actually cares about their shenanigans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886919523225
  • Catalog Number: 195232
  • Sales rank: 29,480

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rize of the Fenix (5:53)
  2. 2 Low Hangin' Fruit (2:31)
  3. 3 Classical Teacher (3:23)
  4. 4 Señorita (3:08)
  5. 5 Deth Starr (4:46)
  6. 6 Roadie (2:58)
  7. 7 Flutes & Trombones (1:28)
  8. 8 The Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage (5:05)
  9. 9 Throw Down (2:56)
  10. 10 Rock is Dead (1:44)
  11. 11 They F****d Our A***s (1:08)
  12. 12 To Be the Best (1:00)
  13. 13 39 (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tenacious D Primary Artist
Jack Black Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
Jon Brion Synthesizer, Bass, Mellotron
Dave Grohl Drums
Page McConnell Synthesizer
John Kimbrough Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Mellotron, Hand Clapping, Foot Stomping, Finger Snapping
Kyle Gass Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Recorder, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
John Spiker Organ, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Hand Clapping, Foot Stomping
Chris Bautista Trumpet
John Konesky Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hand Clapping, Lap Steel Guitar, Foot Stomping, Guitar (Nylon String)
Christopher Wray Pedal Steel Guitar
Scott Seiver Percussion, Drums
Mike Hoy Trombone
Technical Credits
Jack Black Composer, Whistle
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John King Producer
John Kimbrough Composer, Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Mark Kaplan Management
Jim Krewson Illustrations
Josh Wilbur Engineer
Kyle Gass Composer
Bob Odenkirk Composer
Andrew Gross String Arrangements
John Spiker Programming, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Don Muller Booking
Rebel Steiner Legal Counsel
J.D. Ryznar Composer
Christina Courtier Management
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