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

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