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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Tenacious D / Explicit Lyrics / Audio CD released 2006-11-13 at Epic Records

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      17.09.2010 18:50
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      One Of the Best cds , you got to strap your teenagers down and make em listen and watch the movie!

      the Most epic of Epic Cds out there

      ''Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American comedy/rock musical set in the 1990s, starring Tenacious D, an American satirical rock duo that features Jack Black and Kyle Gass.''-wiki

      this CD along with with the Dvd teaches us how important Rock and Music really is! how music is history,and that music can really change peoples lives and politics!

      Jack Black And Kyle Gass are like the Hierophant of the teachings of rock, they guide people towards knowledge, insight, and wisdom of music (rock,metal,classic rock,classical music), they were put on this planet to wake up the newer generation! to say '' What the hell are you listening to! this wont benefit you , why are you listening to people shaking there asses and singing about booty on a microphone?! theres more to life then this and theres more to learn then this!''

      as we all know the revolution of rock changed a lot of things back in the late 50s 60s 70s 80s and helped with protests and charities..sometimes rock can be destructive but most of the time there's something to be learned from it.

      The Pick of Destiny is basically songs about Tenacious D's journey from start to ''present day'' ..
      i'm not going to go into detail about the plot as this is a review for the cd not the movie...

      there is one track called Kickapoo that has Ronnie James Dio and Meat Loaf (he plays JB's Father in this) singing in it and oh my goch i'm not even joking when i say the song just gives you goose bumps there voices are so amazing they just Peirce right through you!
      also it has a kind of Iron Maiden feel to it.

      And not only that but they have a Sasquatch song ! I mean How Awesome is that! its the track Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
      its after Jack black accidentally eats some bad mushrooms on his way to find the pick of destiny. ( this probably wont make sense to you if you haven't seen the movie)

      There's this other track called Master Exploder (which is suppose to be humorous) even though its so funny jack blacks voice in this track has so much range its incredible you can really see he has major talent! it gives me chills!

      Overall:
      in the end expect The Best! your Face Will be Melted off With the great gitaring and singing! I Highly Recommend you watch the Film And buy the CD!!!

      Warning there is swearing in this but thats only used to emphasise on what hes trying to say.. its used in a humours way not a serious way.

      Tracks :
      Kickapoo
      Classico
      Baby
      Destiny
      History
      The Government Totally Sucks
      Master Exploder
      The Divide
      Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
      Dude (I Totally Miss You)
      Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)
      Car Chase City
      Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
      POD
      The Metal

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      29.01.2010 17:15
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      have a listen

      As I mentioned in my review of Tenacious D by Tenacious D, Tenacious D are a fantastic band. They are Jack Black and Kyle Gass and although many may see them as something of a joke band, I genuinely really like and enjoy their music. yes the lyrics are not exactly serious, but then, do lyrics need to be? I like lyrics such as "you broke the rules, now I pull out all your pubic hair". What is not to like about music that makes you laugh? And it is all about the delivery. Tenacious D claim to be the greatest band in the world. But when they say it they mean it.

      Tenacious D follow up with The Pick of Destiny, the soundtrack from the movie with the same title (which is also excellent by the way and if you like the music, you will like the movie). There is no difference in sound on The Pick of Destiny from the first release, but the aesthetic of a soundtrack makes a huge difference. This may not be a concept album, but it's structured as a narrative, mirroring the plot of the movie. Similar in a way to the first album, the Pick of Destiny also has short dialogue tracks, which listen after listen are still funny.

      So the album starts off with Kickapoo. Hmm, you may think, an interesting title. Fair enough, it is crude and childish and I suppose if you dislike this, you probably are not going to like the rest of the album. But as a tune, I really think this stands up. It definitely takes off Meatloaf to a tee, although apparently he does contribute to the album along with Dave Grohl (of course) and Ronnie James Dio!

      Next up is classico, one of the weaker songs on the album in my opinion.

      Baby follows and gets the album back on track. Good harmony of vocals and guitar, come togther very nicely on this track. Bit stupid baby noises at the end, but you can't have everything...

      Destiny is up next. Not great again, definitely a filler.

      I really like History. Black brings the listener through the history of the band. Great guitar work here by Kyle Gass. It is tracks like this that do make me think that Tenacious D are actually talented and deserve to be treated as more than a joke band.

      How apt. The Government Totally Sucks probably strikes a chord with a lot of people. Angry Black tells it like it is. Full of swear words, but by now, you probably are not surprised.

      Master Exploder finds Jack Black boasting that he doesn't need a microphone because his voice is so f***ing huge. Which to be fair it is. He has a fine set of lungs on him.

      Divide does not add anything to the album. Waste of space.

      Papagenu is brilliant, as pan pipes lead the way on this unusual tale of man sasquatch love. Once you have seen the movie you will really like this track even more, as it is a really funny bit in the movie. Black does put on a silly voice half way thorugh and usually this may be annoying, but for some reason having seen the film it is not as bad!

      Dude (I totally miss you) is another of the stronger tracks on the album. Again though it does have to be set against the story of the movie to properly understand what is happening, as the two friends have had a bit of a tiff.

      Break in City (Storm the Gate) is a definite throw back to early 80's rock. Great tune.

      Car Chase City is a good track, but another that means more if you have seen the film.

      One of the high points is Beelzeboss where Tenacious D battle Dave Grohl, I mean the devil. Grohl plays a demon in the film (not unlike the demon from the Tribute video). It is a five minute epic that changes mood and tempo continually whilst telling the story of the rock-off between The D and The Devil. Brilliant stuff.

      Pod, the title track runs you through the story of the film. So do not listen to it if you do not want the film to be ruined. But then, this is not exactly Sixth Sense...

      The album ends with The Metal which is really catchy and is unfortunate that due to its position in the film can not be snuck in earalier in the soundtrack as it is one of the better tracks.

      Well overall it is a decent album. It is definitely not as good as the first album. But if you like Tenacious D, you will like enough of this album to buy it.

      Track Listing:
      1 Kickapoo
      2 Classico
      3 Baby
      4 Destiny
      5 History
      6 Government Totally Sucks
      7 Master Exploder
      8 Divide
      9 Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)
      10 Dude (I Totally Miss You)
      11 Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)
      12 Car Chase City
      13 Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
      14 Pod
      15 Metal, The

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        29.11.2009 18:12
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        rock and roll

        this band f**** rocks highly recomended you go buy this cd if you like to rock this is the cd for you and even if your a big tenacious d fan this is definetly the cd for you. quite alot of swearing tho be warned lol oh yeah contains rocking with the devil lol good songs to listen to are classico,master exploder,dude (i totally miss you) beelzeboss thats the song with the devil and the song everybody should have already heard the pick of destiny (POD) this cd is showing the excellence of kyle gass and jack black i highly recommend that you go see the film 1st because all these songs on this cd are part of the film but im gonna warn you again the film or cd are not for kids because of all the swearing includes C**k and F**k and he is gonna kick your fu***** a** lol

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        06.11.2009 16:25
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        4 Stars!

        I purchased this CD for my Dad for his birthday, and I have to say I had a listen before I gave it to him, it really made me chuckle.

        This album charts the beginning of Tenacious D and accompanies the movie of the same name. Its about how Jack Black and Kyle Gass begin their journey and their fight to get The Pick of Destiny.

        There are so many obvious influences that Black and Gass have shoved into the making of this album, from the acoustic folk of Led Zeppelin III to The Stones "Brown Sugar". There is also a cameo from Meat Loaf as Jack Black's father!

        Dave Grohl is the guest drummer on the album, and wow, is he a drummer!

        Some of the best tracks on the album the slide guitar whammy bar of "Master Exploder", the recorder-driven singalong of "Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)" and Black's tribute to his partner, "Dude (I Totally Miss You)". By the time we arrive at "Break In City", meet the aforementioned "Beelzeboss" and finally find the "POD" and reveal "The Metal" ("Grunge tried to kill 'The Metal', but they failed as they were thrown to the ground...") (which is shown on Guitar Hero III if you fancy having a go yourself!)

        The whole idea of the CD would probably make more sense if you watch the DVD first, but it is still very good none the less.

        I think the album does enbody the film and its great to have a sing song to (preferably not in public!) and a giggle too.

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          20.06.2009 19:59
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          Watch the film. Buy the album. Remember. Laugh your arse off!

          If you are a Tenacious D fan then you must have this album as it is jsut as good if not better than their first album. The songs on it are just as catchy and you'll find yourself walking around singing to them, putting them as your ringtone and even message tones with such classic comedic lines. I found it funny that they brought the stereotype of rock music being the devils music right from the start in the first song Kikapoo, and from then on it follows how the film goes. This album reminds me of the film so much and makes me visualize the scenes and makes me laugh out loud which I think is what you need from an album something that makes you feel good and have a good old laugh. Another thing about this album is that they don't really swear obviously they make it a little more subtle. I think this album is great if your a tencacious d fan or not you can really get into it and rock out! Which everyone should be doing anyway in my opinion.

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          26.04.2009 17:40
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          Worth getting for those fans of the film.

          This Tenacious D album is basically all the songs from the Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny film. This hard rock duo meets by fate to form the world's greatest band as they discover the mysterious pick of destiny. The story follows and throughout various songs from the album are played. Now personally I heard this album and I was very confused what I had just bought, although it's only really for Tenacious D fans that have seen the film and wish to stay true to their fan base collection or just simply would like to recall the funny tracks they had heard in the film.

          Its cheap enough, 3.95 from Amazon which is extremely cheap for an album, although for what it is I believe this is where it belongs, in the bargain bucket. The songs are great if you're a fan but otherwise you would have wondered why you wasted your hard earned cash on this album.

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            26.01.2009 17:44
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            Beezleboss is brilliant, check it out on youtube.

            Again a smaller review than usual, I couldn't write a lot about each track as some of them are only 22seconds long.

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            Who are Tenacious D?
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            Tenacious D are two actors turned singers, they are Jack Black & Kyle Gass. They formed back in 1994, but it wasn't until 1999 that they started to get noticed, it was in 2001 with their first self titled album that made them big, the track Tribute especially.

            In 2006 they decided to make a film, which didn't do brilliantly, however the music is just brilliant and this is the album from this film.

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            The Tracks.
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            Track 1: Kickapoo (4.16) 9/10
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            The first album from this CD by the brilliant Tenacious D is just brilliant. If you are one of those people that doesn't like swear words, then please, please stay away from Tenacious D, especially from reviewing them, because you get what you expect. Swear words, rude lyrics and everything that Tenacious D is about.

            Jack Black is just amazing, it's amazing how strong his voice is, he really sings this track brilliantly, he voice is brilliant and works so well with this track. The track is brilliant, it does sound like a lot of different tracks put together, which is brilliant. There are a lot of other voices on this album, including Ronnie James Dio and Meat Loaf, they work brilliantly within the track.

            I think as the album is from the film, it does tell a story so it's very nice to listen to the story behind everything, the different voices from Meat Loaf and Dio and of course Jack Black just works brilliantly off each other, it's a very powerful track and by the looks of things it's one of two songs on the whole album that are more than 3 minutes in length.

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            Track 2: Classico (0.58)
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            This sounds very good, this song I had on a bit too loud and lets just say playing something that says 'let's f**k and rock' in front of your nan is not fun. Too short is the only bad thing about this song, and a lot of the track is Jack Black skatting and with it only being 58 seconds in length, it seems like a waste.

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            Track 3: Baby (1.36)
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            This track should be so much longer, Black's voice is lovely. It's a very slow song, and the harmony and the guitar just works so well together that I really wouldn't have complained if it was longer than it actually was.

            For me this is one of the best songs on the album, it's beautifully sung by Black and everything works brilliantly, even Jack Black pretending to be a baby makes you giggle near the end of the song.

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            Track 4: Destiny (0.37)
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            This feels like a waste of space on the album, it's a transition track into the next one, but after Baby it feels like a waste of time listening to it.


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            Track 5: History (1.42)
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            This film starts off with Jack talking about the history of tenacious d and then they start singing, it's a fun track to listen to, it's not brilliant but Jack Black and the guitar works brilliant well together and Gass has great harmony together and the whole song is a joy to listen to. Black's voice is just fantastic as always within this track.

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            Track 6: The Government Totally Sucks (1.34)
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            This song is so catchy, again if you don't like anything like swearing, don't listen to this track. It's not as bad as some of their other ones, but I would be careful where you play this as the lyrics are a bit rude.

            Black's voice in the second verse is fantastic, my mum always says if he wasn't into putting so much comedy into his music he could be one of the best musicians in the music industry. A fantastic song.

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            Track 7: Master Exploder (2.24)
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            This starts off with a talking piece, and then a great riff begins which is just awesome, one of the best riffs on the album, Jack Black starts singing, showing off his vocal range. This track when I first heard it made me laugh my ass off with the lyrics 'I do not need, a microphone, my voice is f****g powerful'. Just pure brilliance.

            Not the best vocals by Black, but the riffs and just how it goes together makes me laugh my ass off, Black's vocal range is shown a lot through this track, he does a lot of screaming. A fantastic funny track, which is even better in the film, I was in stitches.

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            Track 8: The Divide (0.22)
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            Another waste of space track, it lasts for 22 seconds and is more of a transition into the next track.

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            Track 9: Papagenu (He's my Sassafrass) (2.24)
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            Oh my god, did I laugh when I saw this in the film. It's not the best track by a long way, it could be counted as quite annoying, it's all a bit babyish but it's still hilarious in the film, but it doesn't work on the CD as well as some of the others do. Considering it's one of the longest tracks on the album, it can get quite a bit annoying, it's definitely a skipper track.

            About half way through the track changes, and then Jack Black's voice get's brilliant, it's fantastic, it's well worth checking out this song because of that, his voice is very powerful and he shows what a brilliantly musician and singer he is within this track. Brilliant, it's just a shame about the start.

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            Track 10: Dude (I Totally Miss You) (2.53)
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            I love this song, I had it as my msn name for a while. Black is singing about Kyle Gass saying he misses his friend. A lovely song about a broken friendship, this is about as heartfelt as you're going to get out of these two.

            For me Black's voice is fantastic within this track, it is surprising that this voice comes out of someone like Black who doesn't look like this voice should come from him, but it just works. A fantastic song, with some brilliant vocals and lyrics and harmonies when Gass joins in somewhere through the middle, but it is Black's vocals that make this song brilliant. The riffs are fantastic and just work. A great track.

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            Track 11: Break in City (Storm The Gate) (1.22)
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            This is the boys singing about breaking in somewhere, a good track, but it means nothing if you haven't seen the film, it's one of the weakest tracks on the album as his vocals aren't brilliant, the riffs are great but it's quite complicated if you haven't seen the film. It's funny to listen to the lyrics though if you have seen the film.

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            Track 12: Car Chase City (2.42)
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            Some greats riffs start of this track, Black's voice is not the best but it's a very paced track that fits brilliantly in the film, but it doesn't work brilliantly on it's own, a good song, but not brilliant, not really worth checking out.

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            Track 13: Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown) (5.35)
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            Some great riffs start of this track and the drum beat is brilliant, for me it's Dave Grohl that makes this track brilliant as well as Black whose vocals are brilliant. Grohl who you will know from Nirvana and Foo Fighters sounds very different, he plays a demon in the film and his voice sounds very metaly in this role.

            This is some of Black's best vocals, he really sings it brilliantly well, he is singing about a rock off, the song is a battle between the demon (Grohl) and Black & Gass doing a rock off against each other, if the demon wins Gass will become Grohl's slave and if they win he goes back to hell. A brilliant little rock off, with some fantastic riffs and drums from Grohl and the boys as always are fantastic.

            The riffs are so powerful, and they work so well especially when Grohl is singing, a fantastic song which works brilliantly on it's own and on the film. It's brilliant if you check out the lyrics as well, they are just fantastic and some funny piece of music. The lyrics are quite explicit so I warn you again to not listen to this song if you don't like that.

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            Track 14: POD (2.32)
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            This is the title song of album and is the one that most of you would have heard, it pretty much gives you the story of the film with Black's brilliant vocals and Gass's brilliant guitar skills.

            This track is brilliant, the lyrics tell you a lot about the film. The lyrics are just brilliant, very funny as you expect from Tenacious D, a fantastic song and it fits perfectly in the film and at the end of the album. Just a fantastic track and one to check out.

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            Track 15: The Metal (2.46)
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            The final track of the album starts off with an awesome riff but for me the song doesn't do anything after the previous two tracks which are just awesome. Some great vocals from Black, but I think it should have ended with POD.

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            My Opinion
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            Not as good as the previous album which is one of the funniest albums you'll probably ever come across but the boys have grown a lot since then and some of the songs on the album are just fantastic, sometimes some of the songs shouldn't be on the album at all as it seems like a waste of space when they are 22seconds long, but songs like Baby you want a lot more of.

            For me, Tenacious D are of the best bands around, just look at the people they have got to star in their film and to sing alongside them. Dave Grohl reappears as the Demon and he really shows off his talents within the track Beelzeboss which gets me in stitches. The track is well worth checking out. The rock off is the highlight of the film and the album, the riffs are so powerful and it just fits perfectly. Amazing.

            For me the album is one of the best in my collection, you have no idea how angry I get when I read reviews from people saying, this album is disgusting as they are teaching kids bad words, I'm sorry but don't listen to the album then, if you don't like swearing of offensive things, stay the hell away from Tenacious D.

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            The Vocals
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            Jack Black pretty much sings all the songs within the album, he is sometimes accompanied by other singers but it's his voice that you hear a lot of the time. Like I said before in the review, my mum always says he'd be a great 'proper' musician if he didn't do the comedy within his songs, but I for one wouldn't buy his albums if they didn't have proper songs like Kickapoo and Belzeboss which just rock.

            Black's voice is fantastic, I am always shocked that this fantastic and powerful voice comes out of a bloke like Black who doesn't look like a typical musician.

            He is joined by a lot of other singers on the album from Meat Loaf, Dio and of course the amazing Dave Grohl, who makes Beelzeboss which is my favourite track on the album, amazing.

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            The Music
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            The album comes behind their first album on songs, however on instrumentals and the riffs are just out of this world, the way they use soft guitar pieces when needed and then the guitar riffs are brought out when needed, they are seriously out of this world and the are really some powerful and talented musicians within this album.

            I think this is what makes the album so fantastic they really do know what they are doing with the instruments within this whole album. Just amazing.

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            Explicit Lyrics
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            Okay for the last time, the album does have a lot of swear words in the tracks but that is Tenacious D, so beware.

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            Should You Buy The Album?
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            Yes, but you do have to be careful where you play it. The evils you get when playing this album on your car stereo through the middle of the town is just amazing, I can understand but just be careful where you are playing it.

            The album rocks however, the film didn't do brilliant and I understand why, however I think this album almost makes up for it, the best bits about the film are the music involved and here you get all the best pieces of music onto one album.

            (C) Kirsty 2009 (I haven't given these songs a rate for the reason that it would be unfair to rate a 22 second song)

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            Disc #1 Tracklisting
            1 Kickapoo
            2 Classico
            3 Baby
            4 Destiny
            5 History
            6 Government Totally Sucks
            7 Master Exploder
            8 Divide
            9 Papagenu (He's My Sassafras)
            10 Dude (I Totally Miss You)
            11 Break In City (Storm The Gate)
            12 Car Chase City
            13 Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
            14 POD
            15 Metal