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