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Boogie rockers Jackyl were instantly lumped into the hair metal category upon their debut in 1992, but their sound was only vaguely reminiscent of the genre. Still, this label stuck with them after the sound became un-hip and their loud rock & roll was largely ignored by the mainstream. But due to the well-rounded Southern rock they were releasing throughout the '90s, they maintained a dedicated following that few other bands from the era could claim. The band started in 1990, forming in Georgia out of vocalist Jesse James Dupree, guitarist Jeff Worley, drummer Chris Worley, bassist Tom Bettini, and guitarist Jimmy Stiff. The fivesome shared an enthusiasm for AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and other like-minded artists, and were soon crafting their own blend of hard rock and Southern boogie around their native state. Record executives got hip to their live show, which included chain saws, among other things, and soon the band signed to Geffen. A self-titled debut enjoyed several hit rock singles, including "When Will It Rain," "I Stand Alone," and "Down on Me." But the most attention was drawn by "The Lumberjack," an ode to burly chainsaw-wielders that witnessed a power tool solo by Dupree. His chainsaw abilities became their recognized gimmick, and equally gimmick-crazy guitarist Ted Nugent took the band on the road for a tour that included his own archery display as well. This was good for their career in the short term, but their reputation as a hair metal band was cemented by the appearances with Damn Yankees and Slaughter on the road. By the time 1994's Push Comes to Shove was released, Geffen was firmly against promoting a group with that reputation and allowed the record to sink to the bottom of the charts. The group left the label and moved to Mayhem, marking the occasion with a live album before leaving the label only a year later for a jump to Sony. Arriving in 1997, Cut the Crap enjoyed play on rock radio, but was still overshadowed by popular alternative rock acts. Sony dropped Jackyl, so they quickly signed to Shimmering Tone and began work on Stayin' Alive. The record came out to poor critical reception, and the cracks in the band's armor began to show. A lineup change was necessary, so Bettini and Stiff got the boot and former Brother Cane guitarist Roman Glick was drafted into the lineup. Writing tracks with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, the band returned in 2002 with Relentless, followed by Live at the Full Throttle Saloon in 2004. Subsequent studio albums include When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide (2010), Best in Show (2012), and Rowyco (2016). ~ Bradley Torreano
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Albums by
Jackyl

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    10 songs

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    Rowyco

    12 songs

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    When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide

    12 songs

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    Relentless

    12 songs

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    Push Comes to Shove

    11 songs

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    Jackyl

    10 songs

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    Jackyl

    12 songs

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    Best in Show

    1 song

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    Screwdriver

    1 song

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    She's Not a Drug

    1 song

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    My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass

    11 songs

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    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Jackyl

    15 songs

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    Choice Cuts

    10 songs

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    10 Live!

    10 songs

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    Live From Dallas 1994

    1 song

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    Just Because I'm Drunk

    1 song

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    Rally

    1 song

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    Blast Off

    11 songs

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    Cut the Crap

    10 songs

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    Live at the Full Throttle Saloon

    11 songs

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    Stayin' Alive

    1 song

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    Deeper in Darkness

    16 songs

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    Live at the Full Throttle Saloon [DVD]

    10 songs

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    Night of the Living Dead


Top Songs by
Jackyl

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   I Stand Alone
  3.   Down on Me
  4.   The Lumberjack
  5.   When Will It Rain
  6.   Dirty Little Mind
  7.   Crazy
  8.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  9.   She Loves My Cock
  10.   Screwdriver
  11.   Encore
  12.   Better Than Chicken
  13.   Redneck Punk
  14.   Push Comes to Shove
  15.   Reach for Me
  16.   You Want It Heavy
  17.   We're an American Band
  18.   Secret of the Bottle
  19.   Just Like a Negro
  20.   Mental *@%#!
  21.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  22.   Favorite Sin
  23.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  24.   Billy Badass
  25.   Back Off Brother
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jackyl

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    Southern Rock

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    Party Metal

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    Motley Crue: DNA

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    Guns N' Roses: DNA


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