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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.   I Stand More
  9.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  10.   Redneck Punk
  11.   Secret of the Bottle
  12.   Encore
  13.   Headed for Destruction
  14.   Screwdriver
  15.   Full Throttle
  16.   Just Like a Negro
  17.   Better Than Chicken
  18.   Reach for Me
  19.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  20.   We're an American Band
  21.   Back Off Brother
  22.   Billy Badass
  23.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  24.   Deeper in Darkness
  25.   Push Comes to Shove
  26.   Just Like a Devil
  27.   It's Tricky
  28.   Locked and Loaded
  29.   Band Cooking And Rigging
  30.   Walk My Mile
  31.   She's Not a Drug
  32.   Mercedes Benz
  33.   I Can't Stop
  34.   Freight Train
  35.   Sparks from Candy
  36.   Kill the Sunshine
  37.   My Life
  38.   Brain Drain
  39.   Eleven
  40.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  41.   Golden Spookytooth
  42.   Best in Show
  43.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  44.   Loads of Fun
  45.   Get Mad at It
  46.   Down This Road Before
  47.   I'm on Fire
  48.   Back Down in the Dirt
  49.   I Want It
  50.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  51.   I Am the Walrus
  52.   Misery Loves Company
  53.   Mental Masturbation
  54.   Rock-a-Ho
  55.   Favorite Sin
  56.   Horns Up
  57.   She Loves My Cook
  58.   You Want It Heavy
  59.   Vegas Smile
  60.   Mr. Evil
  61.   Mental *@%#!
  62.   Chinatown
  63.   Private Hell
  64.   Dumb Ass Country Boy
  65.   Open Up
  66.   Let's Don't Go There
  67.   Cut the Crap
  68.   Twice as Ugly