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

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