Kyle Gass has always been best known as the KG to Jack Black’s JB in Tenacious D. This time around though he’s out on his own. Well, actually it’s mostly just without Jack Black, because guitarist John Konesky helps out in Tenacious D as well.
So is this really just Tenacious D minus Jack Black? Well, mostly yes. Songs like “Manchild”, “Bro Ho” and the self-referential “Our Job To Rock” could have easily found a home on a Tenacious D album. But a lot of the other songs lack the dumb jokes that made the D stand out in the first place. What you end up with then are bunch of classic rock/hard rock tunes that sound good but are pretty much by the numbers. I’m sure it is a lot of fun live, but on an album it fails to be “Tremendous” or “Ram Damn Bunctious”.