No matter how grim-faced a metal elitist you are, Tenacious D can make you laugh. The zaftig duo might not make the heaviest music in their world, but their dedication to ridiculous lyrics and their complete lack of self-consciousness will always put a smirk on the faces of metalheads around the world. Now, the band have posted a new video of their tribute to the Beatles, and it’s impossible to watch without snickering.
The tribute contains two covers of songs from the Fab Four’s 1969 album Abbey Road, which is admittedly metal enough in its own right in that it contains a song about a medical student beating women to death with a silver hammer. The convex twosome go from a somber-yet-twinkly performance of “You Never Give Me Your Money” to a colorful green-screen orgy of “The End.” The whole video showcases just how energetic and hilarious the D can make even the most sacred of classic rock tracks.
Watch Jables and the Rage Cage pay homage to Ringo and George below:
Vinyl of the D’s tribute is available for purchase.
Tenacious D’s Jack Black doesn’t just cover the Beatles — he also has had the honor of portraying Paul McCartney onscreen. In 2007 rock biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Jables sits alongside John Lennon (Paul Rudd), George Harrison (Justin Long), and Ringo Starr (Jason Schwartzman) in very believable representations of the Beatles, who definitely shot the scene in India. Unfortunately, there appears to be some sort of rift between the band members, who are definitely the Beatles, in India. Watch the scene below:
Words by Chris Krovatin