I’m going through that moment where my favorite little band in the world is transitioning into everybody else on the planet’s favorite little band. The new, still un-released Tenacious D album is Amazon’s 91st biggest selling thing in their entire catalog. From pre-orders alone, the thing is in the top 100. I can’t remember buying anything in the top 100 before.
Some would say this is when they sell out, that I should burn all their old stuff, and move on to find a replacement band. But I’m sticking by them. Sure, little mallrat skate kids will be wearing their t-shirts and I might someday hear “fuck her gently” in muzac form in an elevator, but I’ll probably be able to catch their show in a real venue sometime soon, and I’ll finally have a high quality recording of their stuff. No more dingy craphole LA nightclubs or megabyte after megabyte of bootleg mp3 recordings.
There’s always a positive side of things, though I do wish they didn’t go with a major record label and instead self-issued their own stuff (they certainly have the fanbase to support such an endeavor).