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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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  1.   Song
  2.   I Stand Alone
  3.   Down on Me
  4.   The Lumberjack
  5.   Dirty Little Mind
  6.   When Will It Rain
  7.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  8.   She Loves My Cock
  9.   Screwdriver
  10.   Encore
  11.   Secret of the Bottle
  12.   Reach for Me
  13.   Just Like a Negro
  14.   Redneck Punk
  15.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  16.   Better Than Chicken
  17.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  18.   Push Comes to Shove
  19.   Billy Badass
  20.   Rally
  21.   Blast Off
  22.   Rock-a-Ho
  23.   I Can't Stop
  24.   Kill the Sunshine
  25.   My Life
  26.   Headed for Destruction
  27.   Locked and Loaded
  28.   Back Off Brother
  29.   [Untitled]
  30.   It's Tricky
  31.   She's Not a Drug
  32.   Full Throttle
  33.   Freight Train
  34.   I Stand More
  35.   Down This Road Before
  36.   Vegas Smile
  37.   I Want It
  38.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  39.   Brain Drain
  40.   Just Like a Devil
  41.   Mental Masturbation
  42.   Deeper in Darkness
  43.   Dumb Ass Country Boy
  44.   razy
  45.   Crazy
  46.   Everyone's a Winner
  47.   Ahead of My Time
  48.   Band Cooking And Rigging
  49.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  50.   Favorite Sin
  51.   Walk My Mile
  52.   Golden Spookytooth
  53.   Mercedes Benz
  54.   Loads of Fun
  55.   She Loves My Cook
  56.   You Want It Heavy
  57.   Billy Bad*ss
  58.   Donw This Road Before
  59.   Sparks from Candy
  60.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  61.   Mr. Evil
  62.   Lend Me a Hand
  63.   I'm on Fire
  64.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  65.   The More You Hate It
  66.   Curse on You
  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