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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. 1997's Cut the Crap enjoyed play on rock radio, but was still overshadowed by popular alternative rock acts. Sony dropped the group, 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, When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide in 2010, and Best In Show in 2012. ~ Bradley Torreano
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Stand Alone
  3.   Down on Me
  4.   The Lumberjack
  5.   Dirty Little Mind
  6.   When Will It Rain
  7.   She Loves My Cock
  8.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  9.   Push Comes to Shove
  10.   Billy Badass
  11.   Secret of the Bottle
  12.   Encore
  13.   Screwdriver
  14.   Redneck Punk
  15.   Headed for Destruction
  16.   Mercedes Benz
  17.   Band Cooking And Rigging
  18.   Brain Drain
  19.   Freight Train
  20.   Mental *@%#!
  21.   Rock-a-Ho
  22.   Mental Masturbation
  23.   Just Like a Devil
  24.   It's Tricky
  25.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  26.   Better Than Chicken
  27.   Walk My Mile
  28.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  29.   The Overflow of Love
  30.   Just Like a Negro
  31.   She Loves My Cook
  32.   I Stand More
  33.   Down This Road Before
  34.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  35.   My Life
  36.   Dixieland
  37.   We're an American Band
  38.   Back Off Brother
  39.   [Untitled]
  40.   Eleven
  41.   Golden Spookytooth
  42.   Horns Up
  43.   She's Not a Drug
  44.   Loads of Fun
  45.   I Can't Stop
  46.   Get Mad at It
  47.   Full Throttle
  48.   You Want It Heavy
  49.   Vegas Smile
  50.   Mr. Evil
  51.   The More You Hate It
  52.   Chinatown
  53.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  54.   Misery Loves Company
  55.   Locked and Loaded
  56.   Deeper in Darkness
  57.   Reach for Me
  58.   Mental by Beavis & Butt-Head
  59.   Favorite Sin
  60.   Best in Show
  61.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  62.   Billy Bad*ss
  63.   Donw This Road Before
  64.   Sparks from Candy
  65.   Lend Me a Hand
  66.   Kill the Sunshine
  67.   I'm on Fire
  68.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  69.   Curse on You
  70.   Back Down in the Dirt
  71.   I Am the I Am
  72.   Private Hell
  73.   I Want It
  74.   Nobody's Fault
  75.   Live Wire
  76.   Open for Business
  77.   Crush
  78.   Dumb Ass Country Boy
  79.   Open Up
  80.   Let's Don't Go There
  81.   Cut the Crap
  82.   Twice as Ugly
  83.   God Strike Me Dead
  84.   Thanks for the Grammy
  85.   Speak of the Devil
  86.   Push Pull
  87.   I Am the Walrus
  88.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  89.   Gimme Back My Bullets
  90.   Street Went Legit
  91.   Can't Beat It With a Stick
  92.   Problem