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