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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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Stations Featuring
Jackyl

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    Hair Metal

    Hair Metal
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Albums by
Jackyl

Top Songs by
Jackyl

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