The song, unofficially known as “Jack Grey,” was initially set to be released as a 7″ vinyl only — as part of Record Store Day 2019’s highly exclusive roster last Friday — however, it was released on a select list of streaming platforms that day too, and made available for the world to hear.
Though White, 44 — who is best known as the man behind The White Stripes and The Raconteurs — didn’t shred any guitar solos or provide any actual vocals for the song, he offered a comedic spoken word verse in which he defends Gass, 59, after Black, 50, barrages him with an onslaught of insults and critiques.
Better yet, the Seven Nation Army singer actually produced the “Blue Session” song. He even invited Tenacious D to record the long-awaited track in a studio at his Nashville, Tenn. home.
Though the Jumanji actor did not document the recording process at fellow-musician’s house, he captured footage of their visit to White’s very own record label, Third Man Records — where the exclusive Don’t Blow It, Kage records where pressed.
Tenacious D was also given a tour of the label’s Nashville headquarters. The footage surfaced back in August on Black’s highly popular YouTube channel, “Jablinski Gaming.”
The movie star revealed that rather than being recorded digitally, Don’t Blow It, Kage was recorded on a vintage 8-track system, where the single was recorded entirely on tape.
“So basically, we were like the Beatles,” joked Gass.
“We had to nail it,” added Black. “It wasn’t like, ‘Can I do another take?’ It was like, ‘Uh, no. You wanna tape over the last take?’ It was that kind of thing.”
Don’t Blow it, Kage is the first Tenacious D single since 2006 and the first Third Man Records Blue Session single in more than three years.
As of this writing, neither Tenacious D, or The Raconteurs have any scheduled Canadian tour dates.
Don’t Blow it, Kage can now be ordered physically through the official Third Man Records store.
Additionally, the single is now available worldwide through Spotify and Tidal.