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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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Top Songs by

  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.   Encore
  9.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  10.   Dixieland
  11.   Better Than Chicken
  12.   Secret of the Bottle
  13.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  14.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  15.   Redneck Punk
  16.   Rally
  17.   Horns Up
  18.   I Can't Stop
  19.   Just Like a Devil
  20.   Reach for Me
  21.   Back Off Brother
  22.   Push Comes to Shove
  23.   Crazy
  24.   Golden Spookytooth
  25.   Screwdriver
  26.   Mr. Evil
  27.   I'm on Fire
  28.   Mental *@%#!
  29.   Deeper in Darkness
  30.   Brain Drain
  31.   It's Tricky
  32.   Best in Show
  33.   Full Throttle
  34.   Freight Train
  35.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  36.   Back Down in the Dirt
  37.   Private Hell
  38.   Headed for Destruction
  39.   I Am the Walrus
  40.   Rock-a-Ho
  41.   Mental Masturbation
  42.   Limpdick
  43.   Ahead of My Time
  44.   Eleven
  45.   Favorite Sin
  46.   Walk My Mile
  47.   She's Not a Drug
  48.   Just Like a Negro
  49.   Billy Badass
  50.   The More You Hate It
  51.   Chinatown
  52.   I Am the I Am
  53.   We're an American Band
  54.   Locked and Loaded
  55.   Hammer to the Head
  56.   All Night Rodeo
  57.   Disasterpiece
  58.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  59.   Mercedes Benz
  60.   You Want It Heavy
  61.   Sparks from Candy
  62.   Down This Road Before
  63.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  64.   Vegas Smile
  65.   Lend Me a Hand
  66.   Kill the Sunshine
  67.   Curse on You
  68.   I Want It
  69.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  70.   My Life
  71.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  72.   Everyone's a Winner
  73.   Get Mad at It
  74.   Loads of Fun
  75.   The Overflow of Love
  76.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  77.   Blast Off

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