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