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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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Stations Featuring
Jackyl

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock
    1 song

    Hair Metal

    Hair Metal
    1 song

Albums by
Jackyl

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
  26.   All Night Rodeo
  27.   Band Cooking And Rigging
  28.   Horns Up
  29.   Get Mad at It
  30.   She Loves My Cook
  31.   I Stand More
  32.   Curse on You
  33.   Headed for Destruction
  34.   Brain Drain
  35.   Just Like a Devil
  36.   Rock-a-Ho
  37.   Walk My Mile
  38.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  39.   I Am the Walrus
  40.   I Want It
  41.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  42.   Rally
  43.   Blast Off
  44.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  45.   I Can't Stop
  46.   Full Throttle
  47.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  48.   Deeper in Darkness
  49.   Limpdick
  50.   Hammer to the Head
  51.   Eleven
  52.   Golden Spookytooth
  53.   Best in Show
  54.   Mercedes Benz
  55.   Kill the Sunshine
  56.   Chinatown
  57.   I Am the I Am
  58.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  59.   Dixieland
  60.   Locked and Loaded
  61.   [Untitled]
  62.   Mental Masturbation
  63.   It's Tricky
  64.   The Overflow of Love
  65.   Loads of Fun
  66.   Dumb Ass Country Boy
  67.   Open Up
  68.   Misery Loves Company
  69.   Let's Don't Go There
  70.   Cut the Crap
  71.   Twice as Ugly
  72.   God Strike Me Dead
  73.   Thanks for the Grammy
  74.   Speak of the Devil
  75.   Push Pull
  76.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  77.   Problem
  78.   Crush
  79.   Can't Beat It With a Stick
  80.   Open for Business
  81.   Street Went Legit
  82.   Live Wire
  83.   Gimme Back My Bullets
  84.   Nobody's Fault