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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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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   I Stand Alone
  3.   Down on Me
  4.   The Lumberjack
  5.   When Will It Rain
  6.   Dirty Little Mind
  7.   Dixieland
  8.   She Loves My Cock
  9.   I Can't Stop
  10.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  11.   Push Comes to Shove
  12.   Better Than Chicken
  13.   Redneck Punk
  14.   Freight Train
  15.   Rock-a-Ho
  16.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  17.   Golden Spookytooth
  18.   Screwdriver
  19.   Encore
  20.   Billy Badass
  21.   Back Off Brother
  22.   Crazy
  23.   It's Tricky
  24.   Walk My Mile
  25.   Mental *@%#!
  26.   Brain Drain
  27.   I Am the Walrus
  28.   Limpdick
  29.   Everyone's a Winner
  30.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  31.   Favorite Sin
  32.   Horns Up
  33.   The Overflow of Love
  34.   Just Like a Negro
  35.   Get Mad at It
  36.   You Want It Heavy
  37.   Mental Masturbation
  38.   Ahead of My Time
  39.   Disasterpiece
  40.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  41.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  42.   Loads of Fun
  43.   Back Down in the Dirt
  44.   I Want It
  45.   My Life
  46.   Secret of the Bottle
  47.   Headed for Destruction
  48.   Deeper in Darkness
  49.   Reach for Me
  50.   Rally
  51.   Just Like a Devil
  52.   Locked and Loaded
  53.   We're an American Band
  54.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  55.   Private Hell
  56.   I Am the I Am
  57.   Chinatown
  58.   Curse on You
  59.   The More You Hate It
  60.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  61.   I'm on Fire
  62.   Kill the Sunshine
  63.   Lend Me a Hand
  64.   Mr. Evil
  65.   Vegas Smile
  66.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  67.   Down This Road Before
  68.   Sparks from Candy
  69.   Full Throttle
  70.   Mercedes Benz
  71.   She's Not a Drug
  72.   Best in Show
  73.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  74.   Blast Off
  75.   All Night Rodeo
  76.   Eleven
  77.   Hammer to the Head

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