HEAVY METAL was the soundtrack of my teenage life. Hardcore punk/D-beat madness too and loads of Brit pop/alternative shoegazing blah blah blah. But it always came back to METAL. Not the pop metal glam stuff mind you, e.g. Motley Crue, Poison, Cinderella, and all that other crap. No, I liked METAL straight-up: Sabbath, Maiden, Motorhead, Metallica, Slayer, Venom, Celtic Frost, and all the rest of the knuckle-dragging angry riff masters. Big, brutal, epic, demonic, stoopid METAL.
I’m not proud.
Anyway, I caught Tenacious D’s infectiously silly and hilarious film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny again this past weekend and… uh, it seemed funnier to me this time around. Sure, I liked it enough the first time under the appropriate influences. But this time it just seemed to click better for me. It’s ridiculous and adolescent stuff, to be sure. But so is METAL. And I’m already on the record about that.
And for the record… Dio is better than Ozzy.